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Slim Gaillard's Civilisation


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My Dinner with Dizzy
This week Slim Gaillard cooks dinner for his old friend Dizzy Gillespie. They discuss the English language and their contributions to it — 'bebop' and 'Vout-o-reenee'.
They also recall working with Charlie Parker and conjure up the ghosts of the other great names of 52nd Street in its jazz heyday. And from Hollywood - memories of the days when the likes of Bob Hope and Marlene Dietrich were swapping items from Gaillard's Vout-o-reenee dictionary.
Executive producer NIGEL FINCH Director ANTHONY WALL An 'Arena' special


Unknown: Charlie Parker
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Producer: Nigel Finch
Director: Anthony Wall

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Slim Gaillard's Civilisation

BBC Two England, 5 November 1989 21.00

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