Classic Hollywood Musicals

This week, with a nod to La La Land’s almost-Oscar-win last Sunday, is featuring just four of our star-studded, song-and–dance films from our large collection of Classic Hollywood Musicals that and includes Black Tights with Cyd Charisse, Royal Wedding with Fred Astaire and Jane Powell, The Blue Angel with Marlene Dietrich, and Till the Clouds Roll By with June Allyson and Judy Garland. Join us in kicking up our heels and cutting the rug, and keep on dancing…

Yours truly,
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Black Tights

“BlackBlack Tights is the 1961 Terence Young black and white anthology of four independent stories performed in the form of ballet, all choreographed by the infamous and renowned Roland Petit starring Cyd Charisse, Moira Shearer, Zizi Jeanmarie, Roland Petit and Maurice Chevalier. The performances include La croqueuse de diamants -a romantic comedy, Cyrano de Bergerac – a tragic romantic story, Deuil en 24 heures – a black comedy, and Carmen – a tragic romance.

Royal Wedding

“RoyalRoyal Wedding is the 1951 Stanley Donen romantic/comedy musical starring Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford and Sara Churchill telling the story of an American brother and sister dance team in London in 1947 during the height of the royal wedding of Elizabeth and Prince Phillip when the siblings find loves of their own!

The Blue Angel

“TheThe Blue Angel is the 1931 black and white Josef von Sternberg dramatic musical starring Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings, Kurt Gerron and Rosa Valetti telling the story of a strict educator who falls hopelessly in love with a beautiful cabaret dancer and ruins his life chasing that which he cannot hold. Blue Angel, the first major German sound film, brought Dietrich international fame and introduced her signature song, “Falling in Love Again (Can’t Help It)”.

Till the Clouds Roll By

“TillTill the Clouds Roll By is the 1946 Richard Whorf and Vincent Minnelli musical comedy starring Robert Walker, Van Heflin, June Allyson, Lena Horne and Judy Garland telling the story of famed songwriter Jerome Kern’s charmed life leading up to his Broadway opening of “Show Boat.” Consisting of many musical numbers, the all-star cast includes a bevy of Hollywood talent including Kathryn Grayson, Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore, among many others.