The musical comedy Rosalie was originaly produced for the stage in 1928 with music composed by Sigmund Romberg. It was adapted to the motion picture medium by MGM in 1937 with a re-worked screenplay by Wm. Anthony McGuire and a new musical score by Cole Porter. The movie version starred Nelson Eddy and Eleanor Powell in the story of a West Point cadet who falls in love with a masquerading princess.
In this book, Rosalie is again given a new treatment in the style of the movie operettas from Hollywood's golden age. The story begins in St. Mihiel, France, in 1914, just prior to World War I. Rosalie Telejour is a singing hostess at the Joliet Inn and works for German proprietor Rolf Von Voltick who has taken a personal interest in his versatile and attractive barmaid. This circumstance is welcomed by Mama and Papa Telejour who have raised Rosalie as their own child and look to Rolf for the financial security they could never provide for their daughter. Rosalie is not so certain about a marriage to Rolf, but is resigned to the fact that he is an important part of her future, until an American music student named William Richards wholly disrupts the situation. The onset of war causes unions and separations, loyalties and betrayals, and uncovers secrets that threaten a happy ending.
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The book Rosalie is a new treatment of the 1937 MGM musical comedy starring Nelson Eddy and Ilona Massey (with all due apologies to those who absolutely loved the original movie and can't bear to imagine it any other way). The lyrics of Cole Porter carry the romance along, and supporting character roles written for Frank Morgan and Jimmy Stewart add a warm familiarity to the new story. This 145-page, illustrated book will delight your heart with the romance, adventure and humor indicative of so many of the best-loved Eddy musicals.
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Book Description Xlibris Corporation, 2004. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Bookseller Inventory # GM9781413413649