Jesse Lee

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Brigadoon ★★★ 1954

The story of a magical, 18th century Scottish village which awakens once every 100 years and the two modern-day vacationers who stumble upon it. Main highlight is the Lerner and Loewe score. D Brigadoon; Almost Like Being in Love; I'll Go Home With Bonnie Jean; Wedding Dance; From This Day On; Heather on the Hill; Waitin' For My Dearie; Once in the Highlands. 108m/C VHS, DVD . Elaine Stewart, Barry Jones, Albert Sharpe, Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse; D: Vincente Minnelli; W: Alan Jay Lerner; C: Joseph Ruttenberg; M: Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe.

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Jesse Lee, 1758–1816, American Methodist clergyman, b. Virginia. He is known as the apostle of Methodism in New England where, from 1789 to 1798, his labors as an itinerant preacher over a wide area met with signal success. After serving (1797–1800) as assistant to Bishop Asbury, Lee was appointed presiding elder of the South District of Virginia in 1801. He served three terms as chaplain in the House of Representatives and one in the Senate. His Short History of Methodism in America (1810) is the first history of American Methodism.

See his memoirs (1823, repr. 1969).

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Brigadoon a fictional Highland village (in the 1947 musical of this title by Lerner and Loewe), which since the 18th century has been under an enchantment so that it comes to life for only one day every hundred years; the name is used allusively for a representation of an idealized Scotland, or for something characterized by its infrequent appearance or occurrence.