Queen of the Hollywood Islands

Queen of the Hollywood Islands

by Dorothy LamourDorothy Lamour


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Famous as the pretty woman who appeared with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in a series of motion pictures containing the phrase "Road to" in the titles, Dorothy Lamour was cast in so many "south sea adventure" flicks that she became closely identified with sarongs and even recorded Frank Loesser's song satirizing this aspect of her own career, called "Queen of the Hollywood Islands." In 2004, the Sepia Recordings label brought out a Dorothy Lamour sampler bearing that title, with cover art lifted from one of her old 10" pseudo-Hawaiian LPs. Born Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton in New Orleans, LA on December 10, 1914, Lamour's stage moniker was derived from the surname of her stepfather, Carlo Lambour. At times almost disturbingly gorgeous, Dorothy Lamour had a pleasant voice and for awhile was able to realize her dream of becoming a popular recording artist. This overview of her early singing career covers a timeline from 1937 to 1947, with orchestral accompaniments conducted by Cy Feuer, Lou Bring, Eddie Durant, Henry Russell and Paul Weston. Lamour also performs with Dick McIntire and His Harmony Hawaiians, the Eddie Bush Quintet and the Crew Chiefs. On "Beside You" and "My Favorite Brunette," Dorothy Lamour is paired with her lifelong friend Bob Hope.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/2004
Label: Sepia Recordings
UPC: 5055122110323
catalogNumber: 1032
Rank: 116583

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dorothy Lamour   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bob Hope   Vocals
Lou Bring   Conductor
Eddie Bush   Track Performer

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Ray Kinney   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Lani McIntire   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Alfred Newman   Composer
George Bassman   Composer
Tony Middleton   Liner Notes
J. Russell   Composer
Alberto Dominguez   Composer
Milton Leeds   Composer
Harry Owens   Composer
Del Lyon   Composer
Don McDiarmid   Composer
Bill Cogswell   Composer
Lee Wood   Composer
Andre de Lange   Composer
Johnny Noble   Composer
Craig Hewitt   Graphic Design
Tommy Harrison   Composer
R. Alex Anderson   Composer
Jr. W.G. Beecher   Composer
Eddie Durant   Orchestra Director
Queen Lydia Lili'uokalani   Composer

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