13 November 2009
Days of Wine and Roses
1962: 'Days of Wine and Roses' (music by Henry Mancini - words by Johnny Mercer) from the movie 'Days of Wine and Roses', directed by Blake Edwards. Johnny and Henry auditioned this song for Jack Lemmon and Blake Edwards. When they finished, Lemmon was crying and Edwards was holding back his tears. Johnny won his fourth Academy Award for this song. Mercer felt obligated to point out that poet Ernest Dowson created the title phrase.
Sheet music cover: Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick. (I love Lee Remick - she's a doll.)