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Girl power or what? The Bobbettes also recorded for Atlantic, Diamond, End, Galliant, Gone, Jubilee, King and Quit. The first female group to have both a Top Ten hit and a number one R&B record. They started singing in 1955 calling themselves the Harlem Queens, by the time they signed to Atlantic in 1957 they had become The Bobbettes, which their manager thought a more fitting name for the young girls, some of whom were not yet in their teens. The first Atlantic release was Mr. Lee, who was actually a school teacher of some of the Bobbettes, their first four recordings were all group compositions (they wrote ten of their first eighteen recorded songs). The original lyrics were not so favorable towards the said 'Mr. Lee', in fact they loathed him, but Atlantic's A&R executives had them alter them. While at Atlantic they also did some background vocals for Clyde McPhatter and Ivory Joe Hunter. Just before they left Atlantic and signed with Triple X, they recorded I Shot Mr. Lee but Atlantic shelved it. Their first release for Triple X was a recording of I Shot Mr. Lee, this time letting their true feelings for the teacher known, the record went to the top of the charts forcing Atlantic to release the original version. In 1964, the group recorded Love That Bomb for the motion picture Dr. Strangelove.
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Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) is producer/director Stanley Kubrick's brilliant, satirical, provocative black comedy/fantasy regarding doomsday and Cold War politics that features an accidental, inadvertent nuclear attack.
Dr. Strangelove, played by Peter Sellers, is an eccentric, wheel-chair bound German scientist, a Presidential advisor - similar to real-life Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, who has an uncontrollable mechanical hand that involuntarily makes Nazi salutes and threatens homicide.
Strangelove: I would not rule out the chance to preserve a
nucleus of human specimens. It would be quite easy...heh, heh...(He rolls
his wheelchair forward into the light.) at the bottom of ah...some of our deeper
mineshafts. Radioactivity would never penetrate a mine some thousands of feet
deep, and in a matter of weeks, sufficient improvements in drilling space could
easily be provided.
President: How long would you have to stay down there?
Strangelove: ...I would think that uh, possibly uh...one hundred years...It would not be difficult Mein Fuehrer! Nuclear reactors could, heh...I'm sorry, Mr. President. Nuclear reactors could provide power almost indefinitely. Greenhouses could maintain plant life. Animals could be bred and slaughtered. A quick survey would have to be made of all the available mine sites in the country, but I would guess that dwelling space for several hundred thousands of our people could easily be provided.
President: Well, I, I would hate to have to decide...who stays up and...who goes down.
Strangelove: Well, that would not be necessary, Mr. President. It could easily be accomplished with a computer. And a computer could be set and programmed to accept factors from youth, health, sexual fertility, intelligence, and a cross-section of necessary skills. Of course, it would be absolutely vital that our top government and military men be included to foster and impart the required principles of leadership and tradition.
In addition to numerous sexual images and jokes throughout the film, many of the absurd, omnipresent names of the male, military characters (caricatures) have sexual connotations or references that suggest the connection between war, sexual obsession and the male sex drive:
Jack D. Ripper (a notorious English sexual psychopathic killer, or a killer in general) he is a total madman with John Wayne machismo in his locked office, Ripper, who fears the degradation of his bodily fluids (his male potency and sexual functioning), reasons that his actions will forestall the Soviet plot to fluoridate US drinking water:
I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion, and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.
other memorable quotes from the film:
Gentlemen. You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!