Porgy and Bess (1959)
- Due to the times, these absolutely amazing stars weren’t given the roles, credit, money, or attention they deserved. When you see them performing and know that they were every bit as talented as other stars of their time, it can kind of make you crazy. Before I ever allow it to make me completely crazy (crazier???), I remember that these stars aren’t just legends, they were trailblazers – and few things in life are as cool as blazing a trail for others to travel upon. These stars did the heavy lifting and I admire the heck out of each of them.
- How could Sammy Davis, Jr. and Pearl Bailey (names synonymous with PERSONALITY!) not have been inserted into more films?! Each brought so much life, energy, and fun to everything they ever touched… you’d think more people would have insisted they bring all of that to more parties! They’re two off my Watch Anythings, as in I will watch anything they’re associated with – so, as you’d imagine, I’m in Heaven when watching this movie. The two of them in one place is almost more charisma than anyone can take!
- Many people involved with this movie deserved Oscars – there are just so many wonderful performances.
- I cannot seem to get my hands on a dvd for the life of me! I keep watching all of my favorite sources, but so far a copy simply cannot be found.
Sadly, the movie is next to impossible to find on television. If you ever get the opportunity to watch it, be sure to check it out. The performances will blow you away.