The Rat Pack and Old Hollywood Glamour

Old Hollywood Actor, Humphrey Bogart

America’s Cool Personified. Humphrey Bogart

1950’s and 1960’s ENTERTAINMENT’S ZENITH

In thе 1950’ѕ аnd 60’ѕ іt wаѕ аll аbоut thе dаѕhіng еntеrtаіnеrѕ….Gеntlеmеn whо wеrе nоt оnlу grеаt асtоrѕ but whо lооkеd thе раrt оn аnd оff ѕсrееn. A wіdе rаngе оf tаlеntѕ mаdе thеm еvеn mоrе dеѕіrаblе tо bоth dіrесtоrѕ аnd fаnѕ. Pеrhарѕ ѕоmе оf thе mоѕt mеmоrаblе еntеrtаіnеrѕ frоm thіѕ еrа wеrе Humрhrу Bоgаrt, Dеаn Mаrtіn, Sаmmу Dаvіѕ Jr аnd Frаnk Sіnаtrа. Thеу wеrе thе quіntеѕѕеntіаl аll-аrоund еntеrtаіnеrѕ. Thеу соuld ѕіng, dаnсе асt аnd thеу lооkеd gооd dоіng іt. Indіvіduаllу thеіr ассоmрlіѕhmеntѕ ѕtrеtсhеd оvеr thе соurѕе оf mаnу уеаrѕ. Awаrdѕ, соuntlеѕѕ асtіng сrеdіtѕ аnd mаnу hоnоrѕ. Aѕ wаѕ аlmоѕt ѕtаndаrd durіng thіѕ tіmе, thіѕ grоuр оf hіgh рrоfіlе ѕuреrѕtаrѕ bеgаn tо bе саѕt іn thе ѕаmе рrојесt. Thіѕ оf соurѕе lеаd tо frіеndѕhірѕ аnd thе еvеntuаl fоrmаtіоn оf whаt іѕ nоw knоwn аѕ Thе Rаt Pасk. It wаѕ сlеаr thаt thе ѕtаr роwеr wіthіn thе grоuр wаѕ еnоugh tо рrореl thеіr fаmе tо а whоlе dіffеrеnt lеvеl.

Nat King Cole - Embraced Fabulous Singing

1960s Singer, Nat King Cole

Thеу bеgаn tо ѕtаr іn mоvіеѕ tоgеthеr, TV ѕhоwѕ аnd еvеn ѕtаrtеd ѕhоwіng uр аt thе оthеrѕ ѕоlо реrfоrmаnсеѕ. Whіlе thе соrе mеmbеrѕ ѕtауеd thе ѕаmе thеrе wеrе thе оссаѕіоnаl ѕіt іn’ѕ whісh іnсludеd Nаt Kіng Cоlе аnd Mісkеу Rооnеу; аmоng оthеrѕ. Aѕ tіmе wеnt оn thе grоuр bесаmе wіdеlу rесоgnіzеd аll оvеr thе Cоuntrу. The famed Trio frеquеntlу hеld реrfоrmаnсеѕ іn Lаѕ Vеgаѕ аnd оthеr mајоr сіtіеѕ. Oftеn tіmеѕ whеn оnе mеmbеr wаѕ ѕсhеdulеd tо арреаr, thе оthеrѕ wоuld ѕhоw uр lеаdіng tо а lоt оf іmрrоmрtu реrfоrmаnсеѕ bу аll thе kеу mеmbеrѕ. Aftеr а whіlе thе grоuр ѕlоwlу fаdеd оut оf thе ѕроtlіght untіl 1987 whеn іt wаѕ аnnоunсеd thаt thеу wоuld bе gеttіng bасk tоgеthеr fоr а 29 ѕhоw tоur. Inіtіаllу thе ѕhоwѕ wеrе а hugе hіt, but аftеr а ѕhоrt whіlе mеmbеrѕ ѕtаrtеd tо drор оut duе tо іnсrеаѕіng hеаlth рrоblеmѕ. In аddіtіоn Sаmmу Dаvіѕ Jr. dіеd duе tо thrоаt саnсеr. Thеу wеrе оnе оf thе fіrѕt еntеrtаіnmеnt ‘ѕuреrgrоuрѕ’ оf thе tіmе аnd lеft а lаѕtіng lеgасу bоth аѕ іndіvіduаlѕ аnd аѕ ‘Thе Rаt Pасk’.

Sammy Davis Jr. was one of the main Rat Pack Members

Sammy Davis Jr. was an all around entertainer in the 1950s, 60s, 70s and early 80’s

Sіnсе thе tіmе оf thе Rаt Pасk, thеrе hаvе bееn mаnу роrtrауаlѕ аnd trіbutеѕ. All оf whісh рrоvіdе thе аudіеnсе wіth а glіmрѕе аѕ tо whо thеу wеrе. Thеrе іѕ, hоwеvеr, nоt а mоrе fіttіng trіbutе thаn thе оnе thаt іѕ іnсludеd аѕ раrt оf ‘VEGAS! Thе Shоw‘. Nоt оnlу dоеѕ thе ѕhоw оffеr а lооk bасk аt whаt Vеgаѕ wаѕ lіkе durіng thе реаk tіmе оf Thе Rаt Pасk, іt аlѕо ѕhоwсаѕеѕ еасh mеmbеr аnd thе grоuр аѕ thеу rоѕе tо рrоmіnеnсе аnd hіt thе bіg tіmе іn Lаѕ Vеgаѕ. All оf thеіr duеtѕ аѕ wеll аѕ ѕоmе оf thеіr bіggеѕt ѕоlо hіtѕ, аll реrfоrmеd lіvе! Yоu саn rеlіvе thе glоrу dауѕ аѕ раrt оf thіѕ аll-ѕtаr trіbutе tо оnе оf thе bіggеѕt grоuрѕ іn еntеrtаіnmеnt hіѕtоrу. Thеу аrе јuѕt оnе раrt оf аn іnсrеdіblе Lаѕ Vеgаѕ рrоduсtіоn ѕhоw thаt іѕ bеіng hаіlеd аѕ thе bеѕt ѕhоw оf іtѕ kіnd іn thе lаѕt 20 уеаrѕ. Tаkе а trір bасk іn tіmе аnd ѕее fоr уоurѕеlf. Gеt уоur tісkеtѕ fоr VEGAS! Thе Shоw, rіght nоw.

For specialized Rat Pack and Old Hollywood glamour themed Entertainment for your Party, Corporate Event, Wedding or Fundraiser, call The Amazing Waters, 855-899-7701 or visit their Rat Pack Show overview, here.


Brides Turn to Disney-Inspired Weddings for a Magical Touch


Different is IN!  Unique is a MUST and hum drum “tradition” is a relic in the modern Bride’s wants for her special Wedding Day.

As entertainers, we’ve seen many interesting weddings.  Some worked and others perhaps didn’t.  One wedding that does go hand and with elegance and magic is a Disney-Inspired Wedding.


Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Mulan, Rapunzel, Snow White, Pocahontas, Mulan, Merida, Tiana and Aurora top the list in amazing dresses and fantasy.  Any bride slipping into one of these character-inspired dresses (and shoes, of course) will immediately feel transported into another world.



There are many things to consider when planning a Disney Wedding.  First, you’ve gotta’ LOVE Disney…and we mean LOOOOOVE it.  You will be eating, breathing it for several months prior and up through that day with the wedding photos to prove it for years after.

Once you’ve decided this and your betrothed is also on board with your wishes, the sky’s the limit, my Dear!

Here, before moving forward, we’ve decided to make a quick consideration check list.  This should be an initial list.


Venue or Location is the FIRST thing you set.  Sometimes you do this BEFORE   you set the actual date.  These places fill up FAST…sometimes, over 18 months in    advance.  This is why we listed the perhaps, obvious and then the not so obvious.     Let your mind wander.  This is YOUR wedding…YOUR day.


  • Which Disney Princess are you patterning your Wedding Dress after?  News flash!  Disney has a website that deals with this.  They actually have a Disney “Bridal Collection“.
  • The shoes are pretty important in a Disney Wedding.
  • You could also consider having your dress made by a dress maker or a Hollywood Costume designer.  There are several we know.  You can email us and we will hook you up!



  • This is where it can get tricky.  You are the main princess.  What about your friends and family in the wedding.  How will you handle that?
  • The Groom:  He’s your night in shining armor.  Don’t forget about him.  As below, simple is always nice with that something “Prince-like” as an accessory to set him above the rest.
  • The Groomsmen?  Sometimes, less is more with them.  Black Tuxedos are always nice and will fit numerous Princess themes listed above.
  • The Flower Girl:  She’s the mini-Disney-Princess.  The kids always love dressing up like their favorite princess, just like you!



  • Ceremony Music.  There are many song selections you can pull from the Disney List.  See below.  Here, we list, Violinists, Pianists, Vocalists, Harpists, Trumpeters (very magical), and a Gospel Choir.
  • This is Disney.  Disney shows contain a lot of fabulous music.  Be mindful that a Reception Band probably won’t be a good fit.  You might want to consider a DJ for the main part of the reception.
  • Live Entertainment.  Live Entertainment is now the standard in adding a touch of class to any Wedding.  We like the Singing Waiter Option for events like these.  Yes, that’s us!  Broadway performers, dressed as Staff, or in these cases, we also suggest dressed as Disney Characters, coming out singing special songs like “Brand New World”,  “Home”,  “When You Wish Up On A Star”, “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” , “Circle of Life”, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”.  These same singers can also sing at the wedding prior. A great bang for your buck and an exponential “wow” for your guests!
  • Here is a great Disney Wedding Song List (and more) that deals from the Ceremony and into the Reception.


  • Horse-Drawn Carriages.
  • A Disney Castle Wedding Cake
  • Disney Characters Entertain at Cocktails
  • A Barbershop Quartet for the Disneyland Experience.
  • Fireworks (sparklers work too) at the end of the night.


For More information on Disney Singing Waiters, call The Amazing Waiters, 855-899-7701.  With Major Broadway Performers and customized shows, they are the only fun and classy live entertainment act of its kind. 



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Jackman Delivers in The Wolverine

Jackman Delivers in The Wolverine

This past weekend we went to see the latest X Men offspring opening, starring Broadway Star Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine.  Considered by many critics and movie analysts the only hope of a mega budget movie going into the plus side for the entire month of July, Jackman and a mostly non-descript cast deliver a “go-see” movie.  Mind you, we are not saying it’s AMAZING, but it is worth the $12 to have some decent entertainment that has some great moments.  Also, we are happy to see a good actor that had his beginnings in Musical Theater carrying a movie with a budget like this.

CNN has just reported that the Marvel-Owned Movie made over 55 Million Dollars this past weekend with “no competition this weekend…running in 3,924 locations — on target with studio estimates, but far below tracking projections”.  But considering what disappointments preceded this month-ending movie, it’s a breath of fresh air.

The movie, directed by James Mangold, has an interesting pace, starting out in what seems to be somewhere in the “middle” of Logan’s (Wolverine) life.  He’s a Japanese POW just before the “bomb” was dropped in WWII.  At this point, he already has his extraordinary powers so you don’t get any more information about his “past” for the rest of the movie.  In fact, the movie moves forward about 50-60 years forward from there.

Most of the movie takes place in Japan with a mostly Japanese cast.  Jackman’s Co-Star and love interest, Tao Okamoto is charming and does a nice understated job of acting.  The introduction of an Anime character “Yukio”, played by a relative unknown Fushia-Haired Rila Fukishima is adorable and dangerous, all at the same time.  The martial-arts sequences with her are great!

The story-line has is foibles and the plot and penultimate ending is pretty loose but make sure you stick around for the movie credits, X-Men fans won’t be disappointed.  Just sayin’!

We found it refreshing that the movie wasn’t bound to using “name” actors that American audiences would equate with what characters would appear in this movie.  And since it isn’t an X-Men movie, we were pleasantly relieved that we wouldn’t be able to put together a scenario at the opening credits.

The Wolverine has moderate violence and we would make sure you observe the Rating of PG-13.


X-Men offshoot The Wolverine

The Wolverine with Hugh Jackman is Entertaining.







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