Sunday, March 2, 2008
Cabaret Trivia from Running Bear.
"Tomorrow Belongs To Me"
Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Sung onscreen by the Nazi youth with singing voice provided by Mark
The movie is set in 1931, but Bryan and Sally stroll down the street
with defaced election posters in the background from the Presidential
elections of 1932
In an interview given at the time of the film's release, Liza Minnelli
said you could tell she was the star of the cabaret in which the movie
is set because she's the only performer with shaved armpits.
Billy Wilder and Gene Kelly turned down the offer to direct the project
before it was accepted by Bob Fosse.
Selected in 2003 by the Smithsonian Institution as one of eight films
being preserved for future generations.
Liza Minnelli designed all her own hair and make-up with the help of her
father, famed musical director Vincente Minnelli.
"Tomorrow Belongs to Me" was written by John Kander and Fred Ebb in the
style of a traditional German song, sung by the Nazi youth in the movie,
to stir up patriotism for the "fatherland". It has often been mistaken
for a genuine "Nazi anthem" and has led to the songwriters being accused
of anti-Semitism. This would be most surprising, as they are, in fact,