Friday, August 27, 2021



Roger Smith said...

Look for the 1952 film STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER, starring Clifton Webb in perfection as Maestro Sousa. Supporting are Debra Paget and Robert Wagner, directed by Henry Koster.

This magnificent portrait belongs in every American bandhall.

Chic Silber said...

Stuck a feather in his cap

and called it macaroni

Eric said...

Ironically, SOUSA's marches were never used by the old-time circus bandleaders like Merle Evans. (THE STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER was used in production numbers and as the "disaster march" whenever something went wrong.) Bill Pruyn programmed Sousa's music, particularly during the Bi-Centennial years.