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With All The Frills Upon It: Easter Parade (1948)

The catchphrase for Easter Parade was “The Happiest Musical Ever Made Is Irving Berlin’s Easter Parade”. And that’s pretty accurate. The highest the stakes get is whether or not Hannah Brown (played wonderfully by Judy Garland) and Don Hewes (played equally wonderfully by Fred Astaire) will become a big hit, and you know right from the start, despite Don initially giving Hannah the stupid stage name of Juanita, that they will be just that. 1,053 more words


Classic Movie Beginner's Guide: Fred Astaire

In our ongoing series of Classic Movie Beginner’s Guides, we focus on a single person from Classic Hollywood for those who want an overview.

This week let’s look at one of the preeminent film dancers of all-time: Fred Astaire! 403 more words


Easter Parade (1948): Judy & Fred Together At Last

There’s a slight disclaimer that must go with Easter Parade. It has very little to do with Resurrection Sunday. More so, it’s a premium excuse for a lavish musical. 1,064 more words


The Harvey Girls (1946): The Painted Desert Meets The Musical

It was during a pit stop along a cross-country trip through the Petrified Forest that I first became aware of The Harvey Girls. Because you see, The Painted Desert Inn is a bit of a relic of the past, and it preserves a history of the famous waitresses who helped pave the way for a certain brand of civility in the Southwest. 982 more words


Judy (2019)

Directed by: Rupert Goold Written by: Tom Edge

In my experience biopics often suffer from one of two problems. In some cases they proceed despite lackingĀ  story, assuming the charisma of their leads alone will carry the film. 381 more words


Dorothy in Pastels

Been playing with my new pastels today. The Pitt pastels by Faber Castell. They are absolutely brilliant.
Created this portrait of Judy Garland as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

Ziegfeld-less Follies

Mr. Ziegfeld, I presume…

For someone who was the pinnacle of Broadway success, Florenz Ziegfeld didn’t actually appear onscreen all that much as an actual character. 1,176 more words