Sammy Davis Jr. and USO troupe, entertain sailors in Hagar deck aboard the Aircraft Carrier, USS Hancock (CVA-19).
Pacific Ocean Date:1972, February 24 Duration:8 min 9 sec Sound:Yes
Opening scene shows Sammy Davis on a stage set up in Hangar deck of the Aircraft Carrier, USS Hancock (CVA-19) during her 7th Vietnam Cruise, in 1972. He speaks about doing impersonations. Sailors in audience are seen in various places on the hangar deck. Some are perched on structural members and hangar equipment. Views o main audience in seats on hangar floor. Davis onstage, speaks of Frank Sinatra, and then sings the song, "All the way," in the style of Nat King Cole (who never recorded it). Members of audience applauding as Davis sings. He continues singing in style of Tony Bennett, Billy Eckstein. At this point, clip continues with audio only, as Davis sings in styles of Frankie Lane and Louis Armstrong, and then impersonates Humphrey Bogart, James cagney, James Stewart, Cary Grant, and W.C. Fields, speaking the lyrics of "All the Way," as they would. He then impersonates Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Davis then finishes singing the song in his own voice. Audience applauds.
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