George Chakiris remembers West Side Story in advance of 50th anniversary screening @ Hollywood Bowl

Dance · Film

Prior to next week’s “West Side Story” night at the Hollywood Bowl — a screening of the ten-Oscar-winning, Bernstein-Robbins-Sondheim-Laurent film celebrating its 50th year anniversary — it’s a great pleasure to post L.A. renaissance guy Tom Gregory‘s lovely interview with Bernardo, er… the wonderful George Chakiris.

At the Bowl, the Los Angeles Philharmonic will play Bernstein’s electrifying orchestral score while the newly re-mastered film is shown in high definition on the Bowl’s big screen, original vocals and dialog intact. 

Chakiris now channels his significant creative energy into The George Chakiris Collections, several elegant lines of artful silver jewelry. He modestly displays his wares and cruises memory lane in the video:

West Side Story night | The Hollywood Bowl | Friday, July 8

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