Thank Heaven For Little Girls

  • This is probably the most memorable song from the 1958 film Gigi and far superior to the Oscar winning title song. Like the rest of the score it was composed by Frederick Loewe with lyrics by Alan Jay Learner, who also wrote the screenplay. It is sung by the elderly Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972), whose thick, almost syrupy French accent made him the ideal vocalist for a song whose theme is that little girls are suddenly not so little, as Gigi's leading man Gaston realized when the girl he regarded as more of a little sister, was suddenly much more than that. Gigi was played by Leslie Caron, and her leading man by Louis Jordan. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England

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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 6th 1958, Maurice Chevalier performed "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" on the CBS-TV variety program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    The song opened and closed the movie 'Gigi'...
    The movie's U.S.A. premier was on May 15th, 1958 in N.Y.C. and it was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won all nine, including 'Best Picture' and 'Best Director' {Vincente Minnelli}...
    In 1961 Perry Como covered the song on his 'Sing to Me, Mr. C.' album.
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