[JPL] On Green Dolphin Street

Sophia Peron info at jazzinn.com
Wed Aug 20 21:22:52 EDT 2008

is a 2001 novel <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Novel> by the author 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Author> Sebastian Faulks 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastian_Faulks> and published by 
Hutchinson. The title of the novel comes from a 1947 composition by 
Bronislau Kaper <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronislau_Kaper> and Ned 
Washington <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned_Washington> -- written for 
the Hollywood film /Green Dolphin Street 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Dolphin_Street>/ -- and later 
recorded by jazz <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz> musicians Miles 
Davis <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_Davis> (1958), and Bill Evans 
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Evans> (1959), among others.

Sophia Peron wrote:
> It was the song written for a film starring
> Van Heflin & Lana Turner set in CA on the Coast
> http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0039437/
> Sophie loved Edmund, but he left town when her parents forced her to 
> marry wealthy Octavius. Years later, Edmund returns with his son, 
> William. Sophie's daughter, Marguerite, and William fall in love. 
> Marguerite's sister, Marianne, also loves William. Timothy, a lowly 
> carpenter, secretly loves Marianne. He kills a man in a fight, and 
> Edmund helps him flee to New Zealand. William deserts inadvertently 
> from the navy, and also flees in disgrace to New Zealand, where he and 
> Timothy start a profitable business. One night, drunk, William writes 
> Octavius, demanding his daughter's hand; but, being drunk, he asks for 
> the wrong sister. / Written by James Barrett 
> {jbarrett at sbastk.ess.sunysb.edu} 
> <http://us.imdb.com/SearchPlotWriters?James%20Barrett%20%7Bjbarrett@sbastk.ess.sunysb.edu%7D> 
> /
> Jackson, Bobby wrote:
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>> I've wondered this for years.......
>> Where is Green Dolphin Street located?  I heard it was Philadelphia.
>> Does anyone know the story of the origins of that song?
>> Aloha,
>> Curious Bob
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