Saturday, June 21, 2008

Natalie Wood: Love With The Proper Stranger

video
One of my favorites from the time I saw this movie as a 15 year old in 1963. I'm searching for a KV connection for this beautiful soul sister, i.e. according to Arianna Ratner
silent star Theda Bara was born Theodosia Goodman, Fanny Borach became Fanny Brice, Betty Joan Perske became Lauren Bacall, Ethel Zimmerman became Ethel Merman, Sophia Kalish became Sophie Tucker, Natasha Gurdin became Natalie Wood, Joyce Penelope Frankenburg became Jane Seymour, Stephanie Federkrewcz became Stephanie Powers, Elaine Berlin became Elaine May, Judith Tuvim became Judy Holliday, Marion Levy became Paulette Goddard, Ella Geisman became June Allyson, Karen Blanche Zeigler became Karen Black, and Noni Horowitz is Winona Ryder.

lyrics, sung by Jack Jones in the background of some of the movie highlights above
I could fall in love with the proper stranger
If I heard the bells and the banjos ring
If two certain eyes with the look of danger
Smiled a welcome warm as spring
If the beating in my heart
Sounded out a warning
"Don't let her,"
"Don't let her walk through the door"
"This is the one you've been waiting for"
Oh, yes, I'd know
However wild it seems,
You know I'd know
And I'd whisper
"Come take my hand, proper stranger"
"Don't go through life as a stranger"
"For I'm a poor proper stranger, too"
"Don't let her,"
"Don't let her walk through the door"
"This is the one you've been waiting for"
Oh, yes, I'd know
However wild it seems,
You know I'd know
And I'd whisper
"Come take my hand, proper stranger"
"Don't go through life as a stranger"
"For I'm a poor proper stranger, too"

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