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Bye Bye Birdie (1963) was a Musical - Family Film directed by George Sidney and produced by Fred Kohlmar.

Academy Awards 1963 --- Ceremony Number 36 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringJohn GreenNominated
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Musical Monday: Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

on Jun 25, 2018 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Bye Bye Birdie?(1963) ? Musi... Read full article


Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 27, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Bye Bye Birdie has sunshiny singalong written all over it even before we know the premise. The fact that it’s about the frenzy following the draft notice of a beloved hunky teenage heartthrob Conrad Birdie (a knowing amalgamation of Conway Twitty and Elvis) doesn’t help its case much. It... Read full article


Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 27, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Bye Bye Birdie has sunshiny singalong written all over it even before we know the premise. The fact that it’s about the frenzy following the draft notice of a beloved hunky teenage heartthrob Conrad Birdie (a knowing amalgamation of Conway Twitty and Elvis) doesn’t help its case much. It... Read full article


Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

By Beatrice on Dec 17, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Bye Bye Birdie Directed by George Sidney Written by Irving Brecher from a book by Michael Stewart 1963/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation/Kohlmar-Sidney Productions Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant This blast from the past is enjoyable, if for no other reason, watching Ann-Margret take off! Albert F Pet... Read full article


Bye Bye Birdies

By Beatrice on Nov 10, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Despite a few days of non-stop rain, it was a good trip. ?The highlight of the birding portion was this gorgeous creature. ?Not my photo, but it could have been if my camera battery had not died, dammit! Altamira Oriole I managed to watch quite a few B movies and documentaries?from 1944 on my iPad w... Read full article


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Quotes from

Mae Peterson: Could you move over one, please...?


Harry McAfee: I know that showbiz type! I never told you this, but one summer I worked with the circus... all those midgets... WILD! They're probably livin' in sin.
Doris McAfee: Harry Lionel McAfee!
Harry McAfee: They've been engaged for six years. Don't tell me they haven't...
Doris McAfee: We were engaged for five years.
Harry McAfee: He's not as stupid as I was.


Harry McAfee: No matter how many millions I make selling Speed-Up, I'll still be the same humble, lovable guy I always was. And if any of those hicks try to push me around, I'll break 'em.


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Facts about

The lineup for Ed Sullivan's May 8th show includes John Glenn, the Marine Band, Kim Novak, Richard Nixon, Jerry Lewis, the Moscow Ballet, and Conrad Birdie. The Ed Sullivan Show aired on Sunday nights, and May 8th would not fall on Sunday until 1966.
The "Telephone" segment was almost cut from the stage play because no one could figure out how to stage it. Finally choreographer Gower Champion suggested building a box-like shelf unit with oddly shaped sections where the actors could occupy while performing. As each actor sang their part the light in their section would be turned on then off as the next actor sang.
Rita Moreno was the initial choice for the role of Rosie, but turned down the part.
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