Tag 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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2011 in Film (Or, How I Spent a Good Chunk of My Life)

Sometime around the beginning of last year, I decided to keep track of the movies I watched throughout the year. I probably missed a few in the those first months of the year, but I went back and added what … 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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Cry Danger (Parrish, 1951)

Dick Powell, the youthful tenor who played the juvenile in many a 1930s Warner Brothers backstage musical, made what has to be one of the most remarkable career shifts for an actor so typecast in certain roles. Tired of playing … Continue reading

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