Record Cover of the Week

May 27, 2011

Charles Boyer: Where Does Love Go

Charles sure looks glum, doesn’t he? Like he’s seriously thinking of throwing himself off that beautiful bridge into the Seine.

Boyer was a major star in movies for over 50  years – from the 20s to the 70s. Some of his more notable roles were as the rakish Pepe le Moko in Algiers (1938) and opposite Ingrid Bergman (trying to drive her mad) in Gaslight (1944).

Boyer speaks, rather than sings the lyrics of the songs in his heavily accented English (and occasionally in French). Songs include “What Now My Love”, “Autumn Leaves”, “La vie en rose”, “Hello Young Lovers”, and Elvis’ favourite “Softly, As I Leave You”. According to Bill Bixby who co-starred in Clambake (1967), Elvis was fascinated with this album and played “Softly” repeatedly on set.

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One Response to “Record Cover of the Week”

  1. Nancy Says:

    He did end his life, didn’t he? After his wife died? Tragic.
    But he did have a good voice – he was haunting in Gaslight; he was both romantic and scary in that film…


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