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Monday, November 8, 2010

Canciones de la pelicula - El Ultimo Cuple - Sarita Montiel

Sarita Montiel
Canciones de la pelicula
El Ultimo Cuple
London ffrr LL 1772
1957

The jacket notes are in Spanish as well as English. Montiel's vocals are in Spanish.

Montiel was the most commercially successful Spanish actress during the mid-twentieth century in much of the world. And apparently she had one night stands with Ernest Hemingway as well as actor James Dean.

How could anyone resist, I ask you?

7 comments:

  1. Very fabulous! Beautiful cover. I am not familiar with her!

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  2. Looks a little like Ava Gardner.

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  3. She is very famous in Spain and all Latin America. I have that vinyl from my dad collection. From Wiki: Sara Montiel (also Sarita Montiel or Saritísima) (born March 10, 1928) is a Spanish singer, and actress. She is still a much-loved and internationally known name in the Spanish-speaking movie and music industries.

    Montiel was born in Campo de Criptana in the region of Castile–La Mancha in 1928 as María Antonia Abad (complete name María Antonia Alejandra Vicenta Elpidia Isidora Abad Fernández). After her unprecedented international hit in Juan de Orduña's El Último Cuplé in 1957, Montiel achieved the status of mega-star in Europe and Latin America. She was the first woman to distill sex openly in Spanish cinema at a time when even a low cut dress was not acceptable.

    Montiel was the most commercially successful Spanish actress during the mid twentieth century in much of the world. Miss Montiel's film Varietes was banned in Beijing in 1973. Her films El Último Cuple and La Violetera netted the highest gross revenues ever recorded for films made in the Spanish speaking movie industry during the 50s and 60s. She also played the role of Antonia, the niece of Don Quixote, in the 1947 Spanish film version of Cervantes's great novel.

    She was recently portrayed in the Pedro Almodóvar film Bad Education by a male actor in drag (Gael García Bernal) as the transsexual character Zahara, and a film clip from one of her movies was used as well.

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  4. Sarita Montiel acted in at least one US film, as a Sioux woman in an RKO western, RUN OF THE ARROW (1957,) opposite Rod Steiger. Unfortunately, RKO felt her accent was too thick and completely replaced her speaking voice...which was dubbed by ANGIE DICKINSON!

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    1. Sorry, Currently there is no sample associated with this post.

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  6. Where can I get sheet music for El Ultimo Cuple? I love singing the songs, but need the sheet music for my accompanist

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