The Movies Of Julie London

 
 

    You may have read that teenage Julie London was “discovered” by Hollywood talent scout, Sue Carol, wife of actor Alan Ladd, while she was working as an elevator operator in the Roos Brothers department store in Los Angeles in the 1940s.

    Julie London appeared in 27 films in her career. In her early career, she had a small parts in several films and didn’t receive screen credit. Click on the movie posters shown here of Julie’s films. The link is to a page where I’ve collected movie posters (many foreign), lobby cards, studio portraits, film clips and if available, links to additional information on the IMDB web site and where you can purchase the movie on Amazon.

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    I’m looking for more information on the following films to share with you. In Solid Senders, (15 minutes long), Julie sings “The Boy With The Wistful Eyes” to Jimmie Dodd. Jimmie Dodd later hosted and was “Head Mouseketeer” on TV’s, The Mickey Mouse Club from 1955 to 1959. This song clip is included in the hour-long Julie London BBC biography.            

    Jimmie Dodd was a songwriter who also happened to write the the “Mickey Mouse March.” You may recall that 22 years later in 1967, Julie London testified before a Senate sub-committee making the case that performers deserved the same financial rights as composers when their works were aired on radio. The vehicle for her convincing argument was Jimmie Dodd’s, Mickey Mouse March. Julie illustrated her argument by playing the Mouseketeer version of the March and then her own ultra-sensual interpretation. The Senators got her point.

      Bop Girl Goes Calypso showcased Bobby Troup’s first credited acting role. Somehow the Academy overlooked it when the Oscars were being passed out. Julie did an uncredited walk-on in the film to lend support to her steady boyfriend.

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