“Baby It’s Cold Outside”, The Other Half Of The Song: CJ’s Daily Message December 13, 2018
The Academy Award-winning song, "Baby It's Cold Outside" was written by Frank Loesser in 1944, made popular in the 1949 film Neptune's Daughter and although it was recorded by many different singers the most popular version to most today is Marylin Maxwell and Dean Martin's version released in 1959.
Fast-forward to 2018 and what was originally thought of as a romantically playful song, is now being labeled a "date rape" song and has been banned by many broadcast stations around the world because of the sensitive subject matter in a very volatile society.
The song gained worldwide recognition in the 1949 film Neptune's Daughter when superstars Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban perform it. But they aren't the only actors who sing the song in the movie. Betty Garrat and Red Skelton also perform it.
In the scene where the song is used, Ester Williams and Ricardo Montalban are in the first half, the half most people are familiar with today. But that scene has a second half that most people have forgotten about. Betty Garrat and Red Skelton are in the second half of that same scene doing the same song.
The second half of the scene has the roles reversed. In the second half, Betty Garrat is the aggressor. When you watch the clip, you'll see the song from a much different perspective.