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Classic Hollywood: Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance

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Classic Hollywood: Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance

MGM produced great musicals like rabbits reproduce themselves: The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St. Louis, Singin’ in the Rain, and An American in Paris. RKO cranked out hits starring Astaire & Rogers (Top Hat, Swing Time, Shall We Dance), which didn’t just showcase Fred and Ginger’s fancy footwork, but boasted standards by the Gershwins, Jerome Kern, and Irving Berlin. Read More Read More
Classic Hollywood: SOME DON’T LIKE "SOME LIKE IT HOT" Film

Classic Hollywood: SOME DON’T LIKE “SOME LIKE IT HOT”

...and by “some,” I mean “me.”  I know, I know. I should be crazy about any film that tops most critics’ lists of classic comedies. Trust me, I’ve tried. What’s not to like about Marilyn Monroe at the height of her fame? Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in drag? The best closing line since “Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship”? Read More Read More

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