Thanks for the Memory

September 27th Celebrates – Thanks for the Memory

Today on “Days to Remember,” on September 27th 1938, the song called, “Thanks for the Memory” was heard for the first time on the 1938 film called, The Big Broadcast.

Who wrote the words to this infamous song?

“Thanks for the Memory,” is a popular song, that was composed by Ralph Rainger and lyrics by Leo Robin.

Today’s YouTube video presentation brought to you by user name, (scitt9445) is from the 1938 movie called, The Big Broadcast, sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross.

Bob Hope’s real name was Leslie Townes Hope. A British-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author, in 1929, Hope informally changed his first name to “Bob”.

The Big Broadcast of 1938 is a Paramount Pictures film featuring W.C. Fields and Bob Hope.

Directed by Mitchell Leisen, the film is the last in a series of Big Broadcast movies that were variety show anthologies. This film featured the debut of Hope’s signature song, “Thanks for the Memory” by Ralph Rainger.

The plot of the story starring Bob Hope, as a character called Buzz, who has just been released from “alimony jail” and is broadcasting live from the Gigantic, is trying to juggle his three ex-wives Cleo (Shirley Ross), Grace (Grace Bradley), and Joan (Lorna Gray); his lukewarm girlfriend Dorothy Wyndham (Dorothy Lamour); and his inept microphone assistant Mike (Ben Blue).

Buzz does his best throughout the voyage to announce the progress of the race and introduce a series of musical acts for the pleasure of the passengers and OBC’s radio audience.

The film was Hope’s first feature film, and was the final film under Fields’ long-running Paramount contract, before he moved to Universal Studios to make his final series of films.

The Bob Hope Show hosted by Bob Hope, debuted on April 9, 1950, at the end of each show Bob Hope sang the song called, “Thanks for Memories,” which became his signature tune for ending the show.

As we remember today’s day to remember, on September 27th 1938, the song called, “Thanks for the Memory” was heard for the first time on the 1938 film called, The Big Broadcast.

Written & Designed by JD Mitchell
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