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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)

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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

Kim McAfee: Harry, do you have a cigarette? I've run out.
Harry McAfee: So have I, how 'bout my pipe?


Mae Peterson: Now, don't try to pay me back, son. I forgive you. So what if you're an ingrate? So long as you're happy.
Albert Peterson: I don't wanna be happy!


Mae Peterson: [singing] Kids! Never once appreciate how I sacrificed. Working, slaving, scrimping, saving pennies... and livin' with your father!


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The throng of uncredited teenagers included future actresses and celebrities Melinda Marx (daughter of Groucho Marx), Kim Darby (starred in True Grit), Linda Henning (Betty Jo Bradley in 'Petticoat Junction (1963)'), 'Elaine Joyce' (actress, game show guest star and wife to Bobby Van and Neil Simon) and Melody Patterson (Wrangler Jane on F Troop).
The original Broadway production of "Bye Bye Birdie" opened at the Martin Beck Theater on April 14, 1960, ran for 607 performances and won the 1961 Tony Award for the Best Musical. Dick Van Dyke recreated his 1961 Tony Award winning performance for Best Featured Actor in a Musical in this filmed production.
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.
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