Raquel!

ISBN 13: 9780803023253

Raquel!

 
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As Seen on TV, this Raquel Welch classic, a larger than life '70s DVD timepiece entitled Raquel!, is a multi-million dollar, song & dance special that was filmed around the world, from the palaces of Paris to ancient pyramids of Mexico. It proves the smart, sexy, and glamorous Raquel Welch can sing, dance, and joke with the best of them. Lavish productions of classic songs from the spirited and colorful era, absolutely fabulous costumes, and performances from three of the 1970s biggest stars (John Wayne, Bob Hope, and Tom Jones) make this an indispensable DVD time capsule full of glamor, wit and music, with costumes by Bob Mackie.

Paired together with Pop-Culture icons in their prime, Raquel Welch and her guests make a winning team in this show-stopping, star studded song and dance TV extravaganza! The incomparable Tom Jones joins Raquel Welch, singing and swinging to some of Rock & Pop's greatest hits. The multi-talented knockout also teams up with movie star John Wayne and comedy legend Bob Hope in the Wild West, proving she can rope and joke with the best!

Glamorous & Groovy... Sexy & Smart... Talented and Titillating... Winning & Witty... this classic DVD captures the essence, charm, and appeal of Raquel!

Selections include:
1. Games People Play
2. California Dreamin'
3. Everybody's Talkin'
4. Western Sketch (featuring John Wayne)
5. Mexico (featuring John Wayne)
6. Peaceful
7. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
8. Rocky Raccoon (featuring Bob Hope)
9. Here Comes the Sun
10. Good Morning Starshine
11. Aquarius / Let the Sun Shine
12. I (Who Have Nothing) (featuring Tom Jones)
13. Medley: (featuring Tom Jones) - Rip It Up / Slippin' & Sliddin' / Lucille / Tutti Frutti / Janey, Janey / Good Golly / Miss Molly / We're Gonna Have Some Fun Tonight
14. The Sound of Silence

DVD BONUS FEATURES:
Biography of Raquel Welch
Biography of Tom Jones
Instant Access to Songs
Raquel Welch Photo Gallery
Digitally Mastered Audio & Video
Digital Dolby Audio

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About the Actor:

Born in Chicago as Jo Raquel Tejada in 1940, Raquel Welch spent the next three decades solidifying herself as one of the most famed sex symbols of all time. Her father, an aerospace engineer, moved the family to the San Diego suburb of La Jolla, California in 1942. During Raquel's teenage years she won a variety of beauty contests, but her love of acting led her to accept a theater scholarship to San Diego State University. A year later she married her high school sweetheart, James Welch.

After landing a job as a weather girl for a local TV station, Raquel left college and began her family. However, when the marriage failed, Raquel and her two children relocated to Dallas, TX, where she did department store modeling and moonlighted as a cocktail waitress. In 1963, Raquel moved her family back to California and within days met a manager, Patrick Curtis, who jump-started her career.

Raquel earned roles in the Elvis Presley film Roustabout and 1964's A House Is Not a Home, but it was after posing in a bikini for a Life Magazine photo shoot, and appearing in the BBC's One Million Years B.C., where Raquel dressed as a scantily clad cave-woman, that she became a known celebrity and achieved her status of sex symbol and pin-up girl superstar.

Raquel Welch's varied acting, music, and modeling career has now spanned over four decades and includes successful roles the TV shows such as 8 Simple Rules and in films such as Legally Blonde and Tortilla Soup. Although Raquel never received the critical acclaim or box-office success she desired, she developed a devout following of admirers and has become one of the most enduring celebrity figures and recognizable faces of the past half-century.

Review:

Join the singer-actress and her guests Tom Jones, John Wayne and Bob Hope for this magical evening. --Entertainment Weekly

Kitsch lives! And you can't get Kitschier than Raquel!... You haven't lived until you've seen the Raq and Bob do a skit based on the Beatle's 'Rocky Raccoon' Like the box says, 'Glamorous & Groovy! Sexy & Smart! Winning & Witty!' Whew, I'm out of breath. Did I mention Bob Mackie did the costumes? Alfredo Garcia, Film Threat --Alfredo Garcia, Film Threat

Yes, Raquel Welch, and she dances. Quite engagingly, too, I may add. She easily parlays great beauty into being a satisfying performer. While the show cuts to all over the world, it is never frenetic and it is often laid-back I enjoyed this Video and you might, too. --Attitude Dance Magazine

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