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Blue Hawaii

Postby colonel snow » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:11 pm

28 november 1960 - agreement for the movie Blue Hawaii


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Re: Blue Hawaii

Postby Rickync » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:47 pm

interesting Colonel

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Re: Blue Hawaii

Postby colonel snow » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:00 pm

Letter from the censor about the script for "Blue Hawaii" dated 31 january 1961


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Re: Blue Hawaii

Postby JayT » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:48 pm

Whoever wrote that first letter for Hal B Wallis must have avoided english as a language!
Required twice in the same sentence (tut tut), notwithstanding the other 'R' words in the text makes it like a tongue twister. request, respect, required, report, ready, render, required (again) and referred. Thats only the first paragraph, but its nice to see it ratified at the end...

It is interesting to see these documents though.. thank you for sharing

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Re: Blue Hawaii

Postby Suspicious Minds » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:55 pm

JayT wrote:Whoever wrote that first letter for Hal B Wallis must have avoided english as a language!
Required twice in the same sentence (tut tut), notwithstanding the other 'R' words in the text makes it like a tongue twister. request, respect, required, report, ready, render, required (again) and referred. Thats only the first paragraph, but its nice to see it ratified at the end...

It is interesting to see these documents though.. thank you for sharing


Maybe he liked alliterations :mrgreen:
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Re: Blue Hawaii

Postby colonel snow » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:13 pm

Before shooting a movie starts the script / lyrics for the songs etc are sent to the censor.

The script titled Hawaiian beach boy was written:
1 – 21-10-60 yellow pages by Hal Kanter (140 pages)

2 – 05-01-61 yellow pages by Dan Beaumont (140 pages)

3 – 19-01-61 yellow pages by Dan Beaumont (125 pages)

You can see the script became smaller with less pages during the process of censorship with a final white script on 23 february 1961 by Hal Kanter with changes till 15 march 1961 (120 pages)
When the movie is finished there's a preview to see for what age it's allowed to see the movie. See last lines in the letter.


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Re: Blue Hawaii

Postby colonel snow » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:15 pm

Here a picture from the script I found on an auction in 2014; it's the script with revisions until 26 april 1961 on the blue pages.

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Re: Blue Hawaii

Postby colonel snow » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:50 am

Here a letter dated 2 march 1961 with revisions in the script.


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Re: Blue Hawaii

Postby colonel snow » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:06 am

A few more letters about this subject dated 17 march 1961 & 24 march 1961.


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Re: Blue Hawaii

Postby colonel snow » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:17 am

A letter from the censor dated 29 march 1961 about the lyrics of the song "Shave and a haircut two bits" from 24 march 1961.


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Re: Blue Hawaii

Postby colonel snow » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:28 am

Lyrics for "Steppin' out of line" (censorship 24 march 1961)


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Re: Blue Hawaii

Postby colonel snow » Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:37 pm

Analyses of film content


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Re: Blue Hawaii

Postby John » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:02 pm

Fascinating stuff col, thanks.

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Re: Blue Hawaii

Postby colonel snow » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:05 pm

John wrote:Fascinating stuff col, thanks.


Now you get an idea how it works to get a film for the family in those days. A lot of paperwork before shooting starts.

When you look to card 13 in the last post you'll see that Colonel Parker is listed as technical advisor (as usual in Elvis' movies). In the his way he was paid extra $$$$$ by the movie company outside his share from Elvis' contract.

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