A taped television showcase for Petula Clark, in which she sings a number of her hit songs. Harry Belafonte is her guest.
Did You Know?
At one point in the show, Petula Clark
and Harry Belafonte
are singing a duet, and Clark holds on to Belafonte's arm. After the scene was shot, the director asked them to redo the duet, this time standing apart. They later found out that a representative from the sponsor saw the first take and ordered that it be re-shot with Clark and Belafonte apart. His reason was that the company sold cars in the South and showing a white woman touching a black man might affect car sales there. Outraged, Clark and her husband, 'Claude Wolff' (the show's executive producer), ordered the director to erase all takes except the first one, ensuring that the original take would be the only one broadcast. See more
References Finian's Rainbow
Written by Bob Lind See more