Category Archives: Musicals

Last Remaining Seats: Footlight Parade (1933)

  Downtown Los Angeles, like many cities, presents a sort of odd juxtaposition of the old and new urban setting. Walking down S. Broadway, dubbed “Theater Row,” one can still see the old marquees of the grand movie palaces, vaudeville … Continue reading

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Singin’ in the Rain On the Big Screen!

On Wednesday night, I had the opportunity to catch the second showing of TCM’s presentation of Singin’ in the Rain on the big screen. I was very excited because I had to miss out on the first screening due to … Continue reading

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Gene Kelly Turns 100: Brigadoon (Minnelli, 1954)

This post is a contribution to the CMBA’s Gene Kelly Centennial Blogathon celebrating the actor/director/coreographer’s 100 birthday. Getting this blogathon post in just under the wire… For our CMBA Gene Kelly Centennial celebration, I wanted to take a look at … Continue reading

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Musicians in Movies: Harry James

One of my favorite things in classic film is getting to see some of my favorite performers playing on film. I’ve been a trumpet player for about 11 years now, and one of the first things I was told when … Continue reading

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The Crooner, the Noir-Tough Guy, the Director/Producer

I couldn’t let today go by without a birthday post for Dick Powell. Born today in 1904 in Mountain View, Arkansas, Powell went from small town to theater MC, to a Hollywood contract with Warner Brothers. TCM had a birthday … Continue reading

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A Thank You, and Annie Get Your Gun (Sidney, 1950)

First off, Audrey at Fedoras and High Heels awarded me the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. I’m flattered that she chose to recognize me, so a very belated thank you to Audrey! I kind of went on a musical binge this … Continue reading

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