Tuesday, August 21, 2007

For visitors looking for today's Heads or Tails....

That's Marlon Brando singing "Luck Be a Lady" from Guys and Dolls.

Brando played gambler Sky Masterson. Reportedly, Frank Sinatra wanted that role but, instead, he wound up playing Nathan Detroit in the movie. On the other hand, Sinatra made the definitive recording of the song.

And, if you're looking to see how I worked that into today's "Heads or Tails" post -- about "luck" you see -- that's the tie-in -- I didn't.

But scroll down and read it anyway.

6 comments:

Ralph said...

It was interesting to hear Brando 'sing', if you want to use that word. Agreed that Sinatra's phrasing and Nelson Riddle's orchestra made his 'Luck Be a Lady' the best rendition...

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A lot of actors have turned down roles that they regretted later.

Tammy Duplessie said...

I love that song and when I first found out we had to be LUCK that is the first thing that came to my mind.

Ellee said...

I remember singing this sing in a local show once, I had never heard of it before, and now I find I keep humming that tune.

Shelby said...

ok - it's all about me for a bit now :)

... my soap opera drama with school turned up the heat today.. it must be sweeps week.

drop in anytime and see what I've been up to..

Skittles said...

Ok.. now I have the song stuck in my head.. :)