An Evening Requiring Passports & Letters Of Transit (Page One)
Did You Know? - Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, and featuring Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Dooley Wilson. Set during World War II, it focuses on a man torn between, in the words of one character, love and virtue. He must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her Czech Resistance leader husband escape from the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.
You Are Invited (If You Are A Member Or A Member-Guest)
Visiting Friends Before Dinner Cannot Occur Without Letters Of Transit!
Where did Rick hide the papers? There were well hidden in Sam's pile of sheet music.... Hiding in plain sight
Did You Know? - Documentation accompanying checks or drafts submitted for collection, listing the number of checks (items) being sent and the total dollar amount of the checks. A Cash Letter accompanies checks presented to other banks for payment; a Remittance letter is used when the sending bank does not have an account at the receiving bank.
You Pass.... You May Enter
Sharing stories and planning for the next dance....
It was a short trip to the "Watering Hole" this evening.... Just like the Blue Parrot in the movie
The Nightlighters Are The Stars This Evening
Do you remember them???
Did You Know? - Wilson appeared in over twenty motion pictures, but won immortality for his role as Sam in the 1942 film Casablanca. For his role, he was paid $350 a week for seven weeks.
Michael & Carmen Howes are the first to hit the floor this evening
30 seconds later the whole dance floor was full
A little foxtrot perhaps
Did You Know? - The film was based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's then-unproduced play Everybody Comes to Rick's. The Warner Bros. story analyst who read the play, Stephen Karnot, called it (approvingly) "sophisticated hokum", and story editor Irene Diamond convinced producer Hal Wallis to buy the rights in January 1942 for $20,000, the most anyone in Hollywood had ever paid for an unproduced play. The project was renamed Casablanca, apparently in imitation of the 1938 hit Algiers
Although an initial filming date was selected for April 10, 1942, delays led to a start of production on May 25. Filming was completed on August 3, and the production cost $1,039,000 ($75,000 over budget), above average for the time. The film was shot in sequence, mainly because only the first half of the script was ready when filming began.
Les and Roberta must have studied the 1940's
Howard Sullivan provided great music this evening... He put us "In The Mood"
Rick's Cafe Is Open For Business Tis Evening
The trivia booklet's were quite amazing...
The tables are awaiting their guests
Did You Know? - Herman Hupfeld wrote "As Time Goes By" for the 1931 Broadway musical Everybody's Welcome. In the original show, it was sung by Frances Williams. It was recorded that year by several artists, including Rudy Vallee.
The song was re-introduced in 1942 in the film Casablanca, sung by Dooley Wilson accompanied by pianist Elliot Carpenter and heard throughout the film as a leitmotif. Wilson was unable to record a single of the song at the time due to a musicians' strike, leading the studio to re-issue Vallee's 1931 recording and giving Vallee a number one hit in 1942.
The song's famous opening line, "You must remember this...", is actually the start of the song's chorus as it was originally written and performed. Wilson did not sing the preceding verse in Casablanca, however, and most subsequent recordings have followed the film's lead in omitting it, leading to its being virtually unknown to most listeners.