- "Yi wang si-i wa ye kan duo
Xin li bian yao la jing bao jin tian zhi
- ―Willie Scott
The opening number was originally from "Radioland Murders" (released 1994) that was being developed by George Lucas, Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz. Spielberg reflected,
"George's idea was to start the movie with a musical number. He wanted to do a Busby Berkeley dance number. At all our story meetings he would say, 'Hey, Steven, you always said you wanted to shoot musicals.' I thought, 'Yeah, that could be fun.'"
The song was written by Cole Porter in 1935.
|Lisa Mulidore amongst the Club Obi Wan dancers, Spielberg in the centre and Kate Capshaw in the foreground.|
[Photo from the book "The Complete Making of Indiana Jones"]
|Dancer costume sketch (not in the collection)|
Anthony Powell was nominated for Best Costume at the Saturn Awards (1985). He then notably designed the costumes for "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1989), "Hook" (1991), "101 Dalmatians" (1996), "The Avengers" (1998) and "102 Dalmatians" (2001).
Acquired from PropMasters.
Sources: Wikipedia, IMDB, "The Complete Making of Indiana Jones" (Ebury Press, 2008)