Sunday, February 13, 2011

Orchids in the Moonlight ( 1933)






Orchids and Tango - how appropriate, especially on Valentine day!

This beautiful Tango was first recorded in the film "Flying Down to Rio" in 1933. Raul Roulein sang this tango in the movie together with Delores Del Rio and in the film was also the possibly the most famous dancing duo - Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
I watched this old black and white movie the other day and enjoyed the beautiful music and singing and dancing and suddenly remembered my grandparents dancing to this beautiful tune! Memories galore!

Over the years, many artists sang and recorded "Orchids in the Moonlight", the following song was recorded by The Platers in 1960's and to this day remains one of the popular versions of this Tango. It's a special tribute to Orchids and to Tango.
I am sure you will enjoy "Orchids in the Moonlight" on this Valentine's Day.






7 comments:

Orchid de dangau said...

Happy Valentine's day to you. Orchid 'n' tango...perfect pairs ;)

Andrea said...

Hi Klara, belated Happy Valentine's Day to you too. That photo of the pair doing tango is really very very beautiful. I wonder if it's scripted or really shot when the pair is in motion, or else the photographer is really very good! An awesome composition. thanks.

Carol said...

What fun Klaraau! I love the Tango! I am enjoying the Platers as I write . . . I do not remember this song!! I hope you had a romantic Valentine's Day! Thanks for the treat! Orchids in the moonlight . . . lovely . . . the moon was enchanting here last night, but it was very cold and snow-covered across the frozen landscape.

noel said...

aloha klaraa, love it, that was great...thanks for sharing this.

klaraau01 said...

Thank you everyone for your comments and for allowing me to share with you "Orchids in the Moonlight"

Julia Vacation said...

Such a beautiful and romantic song. I will be happy if some handsome stranger invite me to dance on that son on Valentine's day!

Mony Van Beed said...

It is so romantic, I just loved that movie and the idea about orchids and tango - mmm, I suppose that someone will send anonymously to my husband the link for this post today... ;)