Tweet I awoke in the night with a song stuck in my head and a post ready for the writing. Then reality intruded. Let me explain…. The song was “It’s a grand night for singing,” from State Fair, a very popular 1945 musical with songs from Rogers and Hammerstein. Aside from the fact that I [...]
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Tweet It’s actually hard to find old patriotic songs from WWII era Hollywood because not many are loaded onto YouTube. Here’s a short one, though, from Hollywood Canteen:
Tweet One of the lesser known gems of MGM’s great musical era is a 1945 Fred Astaire movie called Yolanda and the Thief, with Fred as the thief and Lucille Bremer as Yolanda. (Lesser know, probably, because it was a huge box office bust with end-of-the-war audiences.) The plot is paper thin, but the visuals [...]