Leo Robin


With the lyrics penned by Leo Robin, we do remember these songs being introduced on The Silver Screen including the film, the star and the set. We remember the memorable scenes including the iconic scenes by Marilyn Monroe singing “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” and “Bye Bye, Baby” in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the famous scene of Bob Hope and Shirley Ross nostalgia singing “Thanks for the Memory” in The Big Broadcast of 1938, Maurice Chevalier singing, in his signature style, "Louise" in the Innocents of Paris and the famous train scene with Jeanette MacDonald singing “Beyond the Blue Horizon” to the blowing of the whistle and the rhythm of the wheels in Monte Carlo. All of these special moments can be seen in our Easy Living Theatre on the website. For your enjoyment, here are many magical musical moments on The Silver Screen, television and on the stage.

A stirring scene where Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray are at a nightclub with this jazz standard “Easy Living” from the 1940 Christmas & New Year’s film Remember the Night
Amanda Lear singing “Bye Bye Baby”
Barbara Streisand and Judy Garland singing a medley including "Hooray for Love"
Betty Boop in Dizzy Dishes, the 1930 short produced by Max Fleischer, taking some or all of her “boop-oop-a-doop” refrain from "I Have to Have You" followed by "Never Say Die"
Bill Maher and Seth MacFarlane teamed up to sing a farewell of “Thanks for the Memory” to Jay Leno as he nears the end of his own “Tonight Show” reign
Blake Lively as Marilyn Monroe on Gossip Girl Episode 100
Bob Hope and Nancy Reagan sing "Thanks for the Memory"
Bob Hope in Savings Bond Promo with pinups and "Thanks for the Memory"
Bobby Darin singing with Judy Garland “Beyond the Blue Horizon”
Bobby Short singing "Hooray for Love" at "An Evening With Bobby Short" - New Year's Eve at Cafe Carlyle on December 31, 1989
Bugs Bunny playing a banjo and singing "A Rainy Night in Rio" in the classic Long-Haired Hare, a 1949 animated short film produced by Warner Bros. Cartoons as a part of the Looney Tunes series
Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews in a musical comedy sketch singing a medley that includes "Hallelujah" in a television special
Carol Channing & Miss Piggy singing "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend"
Carol Channing sings on the 1953 TV The Buick Berle Show songs she introduced in the 1949 Broadway musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes including "I'm Just a Little Girl from Little Rock" and "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend"
Celebrities give Farewell with their version of "Thanks for the Memory" including Tom Brokaw on his final broadcast of NBC Nightly News on December 1, 2004; Connie Chung with her husband Maury Povich on the final episode of their show on Weekends with Maury and Connie on June 20, 2006; Judi Dench for Sir Michael Parkinson on his final show The Final Conversation on December 16, 2007.
Dean Martin sings medley including "One Hour with You" with his signature comedic bantering in live London concert
Eddie Fisher singing "Prisoner of Love" on his own TV show
Elvis Presley singing "Blue Hawaii" in connection with the groundbreaking concert, Aloha from Hawaii
Frank Sinatra's final TV special, 1981's The Man and His Music: With the Count Basie Orchestra features standards and classics such as "Thanks for the Memory," which at Frank Sinatra's request had newly written lyrics by Leo Robin during the twilight of his life
Happy Birthday to John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States on May 19, 1962 at a large party in Madison Square Garden where Marilyn Monroe sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" and the classic "Thanks for the Memory," for which she had written special lyrics for JFK
In episode 11 of season 1 of the hit show the Simpsons, entitled The Crepes of Wrath, Bart is sent to France on a student exchange program, where he's treated like a slave. As soon as he departs the plane, he starts singing the song "Louise."
In the episode "The Odd Couple Meet their Host" of the 1970 TV series The Odd Couple, Oscar, Felix and guest star David Steinberg sing "One Hour with You," originally from a 1932 movie of the same name; it became Eddie Cantor's closing theme for his radio shows.
In The Muppet Movie, a bell version of the song "Thanks for the Memory" plays behind the ice cream man - played by Bob Hope in a cameo - underscoring his scene with Fozzie Bear.
In the series "The Golden Girls from season 3 episode 57, "Letter to Gorbachev," featured a parody of the song "Thanks for the Memory" on the show -- "Thanks for the Medicare." In this scene, Sofia Petrillo (Estelle Getty) sings a new song she has made for a talent show taking place. The other girls don't seem too impressed.
In this scene of Fleischers’ Betty Boop cartoon Snow-White, the Leo Robin/Ralph Rainger composition “Please” was featured in 1933
In this scene of the cartoon Stoopnocracy, Stoopnagle shows off various labor-saving inventions and gives Budd a cigar which makes the smoker sing like Bing Crosby. Budd sings the Leo Robin/Ralph Rainger composition “Please”, which was featured in Paramount’s The Big Broadcast
Jack Benny has guests Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger on this episode in 1936 of his old radio show, The Jell-O Program Starring Jack Benny, where Jack Benny performs their new song, accompanied by Johnny Green and His Orchestra, "I Don't Want to Make History"
Jack Benny playing the violin to his theme song "Love in Bloom"
James Brown Iconic Performance of “Prisoner of Love” at T.A.M.I. Show held on October 28 and 29, 1964
James Corden welcomes, on his show The Late Late Show with James Corden, the stars of "Mary Poppins Returns" to perform a musical-inspired Role Call, featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt singing classics from 22 musicals covering "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Jayne Mansfield singing "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" on the Merv Griffin Show
Liberace & Jack Benny perform "Love in Bloom" on Liberace Show in 1969
Linda Lavin sings with The Muppets "Beyond the Blue Horizon" on The Muppet Show
Little Nobody is a 1936 Fleischer Studios animated short film starring Betty Boop and featuring Pudgy the Puppy who is infatuated with the cute dog next door. The next door rich pup's theme song is "Look What I've Got" from the 1933 film A Bedtime Story.
Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz & Bob Hope sing "Thanks for the Memory"
Marilyn Monroe singing "Bye Bye, Baby" on The Jack Benny Television Show in 1953
Marilyn Monroe sings a medley of Robin and Gershwin songs -- “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend,” "Bye Bye, Baby” and “Do It Again.”
Nat King Cole performing "Beyond the Blue Horizon" on the July 30, 1957 episode of The Nat King Cole Show
Perry Como singing "Prisoner of Love”
Popeye and Olive Oyl took to the dance floor in 1937’s Morning Noon and Night Club featuring “Night in Manhattan,” originally introduced in The Big Broadcast of 1937 and “Moonlight and Shadows,“ originally introduced in The Jungle Princess in 1936
Popeye short Pleased To Meet Cha where the song "Love Is Just around the Corner" is briefly sung by Jack Mercer as Popeye in 1935
Scene from Clint Eastwood's The Bridges of Madison County where Johnny Hartman singing the jazz standard "Easy Living"
Scene from the 1992 film Chaplin where Robert Downey Jr., who plays the master comedy filmmaker Charles Chaplin, is playing with his boys on the Malibu Beach in 1932 while listening to the tune "Please" on the radio
Scene where Carole Landis singing "Hello Ma! I Done It Again" in the 1941 musical Dance Hall
Scene where Cyndi Lauper singing "Prisoner of Love" with actors Susan Sarandon, James Gandolfini and Kate Winslet in the 2005 romantic comedy Romance & Cigarettes
Scene where Jeanette MacDonald, joined by the soldiers, singing "Beyond the Blue Horizon" in the 1944 film Follow the Boys
Scene where Robert Cummings singing and Eleanor Whitney tap dancing to the popular jazz standard "Love Is Just around the Corner" in the 1935 film Millions in the Air
Scene with Marilyn Monroe and Christina Aguilera singing and where Georgia (Julianne Hough), Nikki (Kristen Bell) and Ali (Christina Aguilera) dancing to "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" in the 2010 film Burlesque
Scene with the classic "Beyond the Blue Horizon" where Tom Cruise who plays Charlie, finds himself $80,000 in the hole and hatches a plan to return to Las Vegas with Dustin Hoffman who plays his brother in the 1988 comedy-drama Rain Man
Scene with the song "You're a Sweet Little Headache" played in the opening credits from the 1989 movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, an action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford who reprises the title role, from a story co-written by executive producer George Lucas, the third installment in the Indiana Jones franchise
Scenes from Thanks for the Memory, a 1938 film starring Bob Hope and Shirley Ross, with the Oscar winning song, "Thanks for the Memory"
The Carol Burnett Show fatures a production number of Ken Berry and Vicki Lawrence performing along with dancers to the song "My Cutey's Due at Two-to-Two Today"
The Masked Singer in Gemany featured "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" in March 2020.
The silhouette of Bing Crosby singing "June in January" with Frank Sinatra in the 1957 film The Joker Is Wild.
The Simpsons featured a parody of the song "Thanks for the Memory" on the show in 2020 -- "Thanks for the Currency."
The Smothers Brothers performing Leo Robin's "Love in Bloom," with their signature style bantering, on The Jack Benny Program
The song "A Gal in Calico" whistled briefly by Lon McCallister early in the 1949 film The Story of Seabiscuit, starring Shirley Temple
The song "Thanks for the Memory" whistled briefly in the 1973 film Serpico, starring Al Pacino

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