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Happy Birthday To…

Happy Birthday to Judy Garland (10 June 1922 – 22 June 1969), our eternal Dorothy!! ❤

What’s your favorite movie starred by her? (besides “The Wizard of Oz”, of course!)

Judy Garland

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Photo of the Day – Oz

Hello!

Once I mentioned “The Wizard of Oz” yesterday, in the post about classic movies in cinema, I also remembered about this cute photo of Judy Garland in her test of hair and costume for this movie. Lets see it and I wish a great week to you all!

Judy Garland

Happy New Year!!

“Well, we have a whole new year ahead of us. And wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all be a little more gentle with each other, and a little more loving, have a little more empathy, and maybe – next year at this time – we’d like each other a little more”

– Judy Garland

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Judy Garland

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“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else”

– Judy Garland

Musical Movies In The 40’s

Hello dears!!

This week I decided to write about some movies of each genre. Today, I’ll talk about the Musical ones.

Like I said before, this genre had its peak in the 40’s, when some memorable movies were produced. Between 1940 and 1941, Disney, for example, produced three big classical animations: “Fantasia” and “Pinocchio” in 1940, and “Dumbo” in 1941. Here, you can see the Pinocchio’s making of:

 

In 1942, was produced “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, starring James Cagney and Joan Leslie in a plot that shows the George Cohan’s story, an important artist from Broadway. Also in 1942, Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth starred “You Were Never Lovelier”.

In 1945, was premiered “Anchors Aweigh”, starring Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson. This musical is, by far, my favorite by a logical reason: there were Sinatra singing and Gene dancing! Two of my favorite artists! Also in this movie, there is the famous scene where Gene dances with the little mouse Jerry. See the trailer:

In 1948,  it came out “Easter Parade”, with Fred Astaire and Judy Garland. Also in 1948, was made “The Three Musketeers”, was starring by Gene Kelly, Lara Turner and Vincent Price:

The Three Musketeers (1948)

The Three Musketeers (1948)

By the way, in 1949, there was another movie starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra: “On The Town“. Gene directed the movie too (with another director: Stanley Donen). The movie is also starring Bette Garrett and Ann Miller. Give a look:

For conclude, I will leave you with this little video where Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire are dancing and singing together (only time that both of them appeared on screen together). This video is part of a movie called “Ziegfeld Follies (1946), which is divided in 12 segments and directed by several directors. This segment, called “The Babbitt And The Bromide, was directed by Vincente Minnelli and all the choreography was made by Gene (sections one and two) and Fred Astaire (third section). Enjoy!!