Gold Diggers of 1933

Gold Diggers of 1933 (Warner Brothers): Joan Blondell, Ginger Rogers, and Dick Powell “I believe I can make this girl transfer her affection from him to me.” Down and out in the Depression, Ginger Rogers, Joan Blondell, and Dick Powell get it together to put on what they hope to be a successful show. But…

Holiday Inn

This has got to be one of our favorites. With the introduction of Bing Crosby’s White Christmas to masses, choreography done in the golden age of musicals, and that slapstick humor all 1940’s fans know and love, this film made Christmas Films a genre all its own.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

January 31, 1921               Carol Channing Honoring Carol Channing as the crazy acrobatic mother in Thoroughly Modern Millie, just seems the best plan for any Birthday Celebration. Whether it be the stunts she’s doing with her many boyfriends, or her scratchy singing of Jazz Baby, she’s sure to get a place in your heart before the end…

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…

‘New Year, New Decade, New Royal Wedding’

The original ‘Royal Wedding’ took place in November 1947, the MGM movie version starring Jane Powell and Fred Astaire as a brother sister dance act booked in London during the ‘Royal Wedding’ was released in 1951. Naturally the only part of the movie I had seen in the past was the ‘Fred dancing up the…