What Would An Evening In Casablanca Be Without Dancing? (Page Three)
Did You Know? - The Allies invaded Casablanca in real life on 8 November 1942. As the film was not due for release until spring, studio executives suggested it be changed to incorporate the invasion. Warner Bros. chief Jack L. Warner objected, as he thought that an invasion was a subject worth a whole film, not just an epilogue, and that the main story of this film demanded a pre-invasion setting. Eventually he gave in, though, and producer Hal B. Wallis prepared to shoot an epilogue where Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains hear about the invasion.
However, before Rains could travel to the studio for this, David O. Selznick (whose studio owned Bergman's contract) previewed the film and urged Warner to release it unaltered and as fast as possible. Warner agreed and the premiered in New York on November 26. It did not play in Los Angeles until its general release the following January, and hence competed against 1943 films for the Oscars.
Recognition Of Our Dance Directors
Thank you Dance Directors Ted and Lauraine.... We are having a great time
Ted and Lauraine did a smashing job preparing the evening
Time to rest before the dancing starts again
Waiting for the announcement of the next dance theme
Who Gets The Centerpieces???
It's a complex process....
Everybody is eyeing the video CD of Casablanca....
She picked the slip of paper.... Now, can she read it???
Who Was It???
Who was the person with Mr. Bogart???
It was Jean Severance's grandfather... He was a friend of Mr. Bogart
The Music Has Started
Some are always in color.....
... and the dancing begins
As time goes by...
Opening night of the movie they danced together... Louie Mayer on the right
Do You Remember The Movie???
The movie made 3.7 million durint the initial release
Did You Know? - Despite a changing assortment of screenwriters frantically adapting an unstaged play and barely keeping ahead of production, and Bogart attempting his first romantic lead role, Casablanca won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Its characters, dialogue, and music have become iconic, and Casablanca has grown in popularity to the point that it now consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films of all time
They kept the music coming all evening
Time To Go Around in Circles
The Photographers Escaped
Time To Head For Home And Get Last Minute Snapshots
Les Models A 1940's Tonal Black Fedora With White Hatband
Les had a great hat
A fashion statement
How Cha Doo....
Did You Know? - A hat tip is an act of tipping or (especially in British English) doffing one's hat as a cultural expression of recognition, respect, gratitude, greeting, or simple salutation and acknowledgement between two persons.
In Western societies of the 19th and early 20th centuries, a hat tip was a common non-verbal greeting between friends or acquaintances while walking on a sidewalk or meeting at a social gathering. Typically, two men (female hat tipping was rare) would lift or tip their hats to each other, rather than exchange words of greeting. Where the ritual was used to emphasize social distance, the subordinate was obliged to make the more elaborate gesture, for example fully removing his hat while the superior merely touched his. The military hand salute is thought to have originated as a stylized hat tip.