The Fighting 69th

On yesterday’s date one hundred years ago April 6, 1917 the United States entered WW I. In The Fighting 69th this 1940 Warner Brothers film remembers three real life heroes during the U.S. involvement on the front lines in France: Journalist and Poet Joyce Kilmer, Catholic Priest, Army Chaplain Father Francis Duffy and Major William … Continue reading The Fighting 69th

Classic Hollywood Musical: Gigi

Gigi, Winner of 9 Academy Awards. One of our favorite musicals, sharing the spotlight with My Fair Lady and dare I say even The Sound of Music, begins with Maurice Chevalier’s “Thank Heaven for little Girls.” Memorable? Yes, but probably more so because this is a story about a young girl being raised to be … Continue reading Classic Hollywood Musical: Gigi

The Greeks Had a Word for Them…

I believe the word was Pre-Code girls. Otherwise known as Three Broadway Girls this 1932 pre-curser of How to Marry a Millionaire is a gem in the rough.  Presented by Samuel Goldwyn and distributed by United Artists it featured Joan Blondell as Schatze, Madge Evens as Polaire, and Ina Claire as Jean(Betty Grable’s character was called … Continue reading The Greeks Had a Word for Them…