Moon River

Some songs really get to me.  This is one of them.

Moon River was originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, (1961) and won (among its many awards) a Best Original Song Academy Award for composer Henry Mancini and lyricist Johnny Mercer.

You can read the story behind the sone here, but it’s interesting to note the following:

“Mancini took a month to compose exactly the right melody to suit the waif-like good-time girl. In the movie, Hepburn sang the song herself, sitting with a guitar on the fire escape of a New York apartment, and the result was charming.

Mancini later reported that after the very first preview screening of the film, the president of Paramount Pictures puffed a cigar and announced that the song had to be removed. The normally gentle Hepburn told him firmly that it would be over her dead body.”

The Mini Moon of April 22, 2016

I couldn’t find my original image, so, please

excuse the blur created by editing one I’ve previously uploaded.

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This is my next entry in my Blue Moon Squares as part of Becky’s ‘Blue’ Square in July photo challenge.

6 Replies to “Moon River”

  1. “I didn’t think he was going to sing ‘Moon River,’ and then BAM! second encore!” hahaha. I never knew it was written for Audrey Hepburn, it’s a beautiful song.

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