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AT HOME WITH THE GERSHWINS

Here’s an outstanding reel of home movie footage shot by Ira Gershwin featuring a veritable who’s who of 1930s cultural heroes. Much of it was filmed at the house that Ira and George shared at 1019 N. Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills. (It was later occupied by Rosemary Clooney and

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GERSHWIN & GODDARD IN PALM SPRINGS

Yesterday I posted a terrific clip of Fred Astaire dancing with the divine Paulette Goddard from the movie ‘Second Chorus’ (1941). The six-degrees of Paulette Goddard takes us now back four years to 1937 when Goddard met and began an affair with George Gershwin, who was in Hollywood writing the

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‘JUKEBOX DANCE’ with ASTAIRE AND POWELL

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post which featured a superb Eleanor Powell number from ‘Ship Ahoy’, here’s Eleanor dancing a nifty number with Fred Astaire in ‘Broadway Melody of 1940’. Apparently this was her favorite of her own on-screen dances. That’s all the sparkling dialogue I’ve got for today–I’m late

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Watch the fascinating #Dancer #Singer all around big personality Joan McCracken in the justly famous 'Pass That Peace Pipe' number from the #MGM #musical 'Good News' (1947). Joan frigging kills, I promise. #Dance #movie #TCMParty #FilmTwitter https://raymonddefelitta.org/joan-mccracken-pass-that-peace-pipe/

The Three Stooges as #artdeco #Fashionista? Watch
'Slippery Silks' (1937) and see for yourself. Anacanapa! #fashion #comedy #TCM #FilmTwitter https://raymonddefelitta.org/saturday-stooge-fest-7/

Miss not the deliriously cool credit sequence from Jerry Lewis' 'Delicate Delinquent' (1957). #comedy #movies #cinemadnessmovie #Cinema #TCM https://raymonddefelitta.org/jerry-lewis-does-delinquent/

The Three Stooges in 'Slippery Silks' (1936) must be seen for both the creampuff fight climax and the #ArtDeco #dresses designed by Larry Fine. #comedy #TCMParty #TCM #FilmTwitter #movie https://raymonddefelitta.org/saturday-stooge-fest-7/

Dig the fab credit sequence from Jerry Lewis's 1958 #comedy 'Rock-A-Bye Baby' (1958), featuring Jerry in a beautifully staged and shot #musical number by Harry Warren and Sammy Cahn. #comedian #FilmTwitter #TCMParty https://raymonddefelitta.org/jerry-lewis-title-sequence-2-rock-a-bye-baby/

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