“Gigi” Performed by Louis Jourdan (1958)

March 17, 2011

This clip from “Gigi”  is of star Louis Jordan Performing the song “Gigi” in context.

This clip is a performance of the instrumental version of the song “Gigi’ accompanied by a slide show of photos from the Oscar winning film. It was put together by Claire and I highly recommend browsing her awesome YouTube site for more great classic movie music.

The 1958 Oscar for best original song from a movie went to  “Gigi” from the Vincent Minnelli (winner of 1958 Oscar for Best Director) directed musical of the same name. The statue went to the composers of the tune Alan Jay Lerner (lyrics)  and Frederick Loewe (music).

This award winning classic film, starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan and Hermione Gingold,  won nine Oscars, six Golden Globes and other numerous industry awards.

Musically speaking — in addition to the song “Gigi”  an Oscar was taken home by Andre Previn for Best Original score.

The Lerner and Lowe songs from the musical are all simply stunning. I think my favorite is not “Gigi” — but ‘Thank Heaven For Little Girls” sung by Maurice Chevalier in the film. To see and hear it is to love it.  “I Remember It Well” is a close second on my favorite list of songs from the film “Gigi.”

For those of you that haven’t seen the award winning musical “Gigi” – here is the original movie trailer to wet your appetite for a screening. Enjoy.

Musically Yours,

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