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Title:
Bye bye Birdie
Author:
Sidney, George, 1916-2002.
Uniform Title:
Bye bye Birdie (Motion picture)
Publication Information:
Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
When rock star Conrad Birdie gets drafted, his manager organizes a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl wins a farewell kiss on The Ed Sullivan show.
General Note:
Originally released in 1963 as a motion picture by Columbia Pictures.

Based on the musical play of the same title with music by Charles Strouse.

Disc includes talent & filmographies, theatrical trailer, production notes.
Language:
English

Spanish

Portuguese

Chinese

Korean

Thai
Contents:
Side A. Widescreen -- side. B. Full screen.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
ISBN:
9780767827652
UPC:
043396015098
Format :
DVD

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George Sidney's adaptation of the satiric Broadway musical smash by Michael Stewart, Charles Strouse, and Lee Adams -- about an Elvis Presley-inspired rock star, who is drafted into the army and who creates a near-riot in a small Midwestern town when he stops there for one last publicity junket -- takes good-natured swipes at popular culture, rock n' roll, and American family life. Dick van Dyke re-creates his Broadway role of Albert Peterson, a down-on-his-luck songwriter for the rock-n'-roll idol Conrad Birdie (Jesse Pearson). When Birdie is drafted into the army, Peterson is worried about his future as a songwriter. His secretary, Rosie (Janet Leigh in a brunette wig), with whom Albert has long been romantically attached, convinces Albert to write a farewell song for Birdie that he will sing on The Ed Sullivan Show to a specially selected fan. The lucky fan turns out to be Kim McAfee (Ann-Margaret) of Sweet Apple, Ohio. When Birdie arrives in this hick town, the population goes crazy and in the ensuing madness, Albert must deal with the celebrity-fawning population, Kim's manic father (Paul Lynde, also re-creating his Broadway role), and his own domineering mother (Maureen Stapleton), while he loses Rosie to the Shriners. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi