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Details & Cataloguing

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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[Good Morning, Vietnam]
RIAA GOLD RECORD AWARD FOR GOOD MORNING VIETNAM (1987), ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
Gold Record Award, framed (overall: 21 x 17 in.; 53.3 x 43.2 cm), presented to Robin Williams to commemorate the sale of more than 500,000 copies of the A&M Records album and cassette.
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Literature

Dave Itzkoff, Robin, New York 2018, p. 225

Catalogue Note

In his role as DJ Adrian Cronauer, music was central to the storytelling in Good Morning, Vietnam (Touchstone, 1987). The incredibly successful movie "yielded a companion soundtrack album, containing short excerpts of Robin's DJ routines from the movie as well as some of the period songs played on Cronauer's show, and that became a hit too: it spent thirty-five weeks on the Billboard chart, put the Louis Armstrong single "What a Wonderful World" back in the Top 40 for the first time since its original release in 1967, and sold more than one million copies, before winning Robin another Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album the following year." 

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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New York