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AMERICAN DRAMA IN THE 1950s: Francis in the Navy (1955)

I have no idea what drew me to watch Francis in the Navy this afternoon. Whilst out shopping I came upon a DVD copy in a $5 bin – and debated internally whether or not to follow my impulse and buy it. 984 more words

It's a Lovely Day Today

Call Me Madam (1953)
“It’s a Lovely Day Today”
choreography: Robert Alton
music: Irving Berlin

Vera-Ellen & Donald O’Connor

Dance

It's De-Lovely: Cole Porter Cover

Welcome to the floor of my room!

Don’t we all need a bit more Cole Porter/Donald O’Connor/Anything Goes in our lives?

Film

Singin' in the Rain

Following a four year drought here in northern California, we are having rain again.  As predicted, the El Nino weather pattern has arrived.

There are landslides, and trees down, flooding too.  166 more words

Travel

There's No Business Like Show Business

Our Marithon continues with 1954’s There’s No Business Like Show Business, the story of a Vaudeville family-act called The Five Donahues – like the Osmonds but with Ethel Merman instead of being Mormon. 161 more words

Reviews

Golden Melodies: Favorite Dancing Scenes from Musical Films

I remember years ago a television program on ERT3 – a state broadcasting channel – entitled Golden Melodies (Chrises Melodies in Greek) and hosted by Lefteris Kogalidis, a devoted music journalist. 1,234 more words

Old Movies

HE'S DANCING AND SINGING IN THE RAIN - MGM, 1952

Turner Classics was playing “Singin’ in the Rain,” so of course, we had to watch it. It wasn’t raining, but it didn’t matter. We never get tired of it. 356 more words

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