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JOAN McCRACKEN: ‘PASS THAT PEACE PIPE’

Here’s a knockout dance number from the MGM 1947 version of ‘Good News’, featuring the great and mostly now-forgotten dancer/performer/personality/actress Joan McCracken. The original Broadway show, a big hit in the late 1920s, had long been on producer Arthur Freed’s list to adapt as a movie musical at MGM and

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ELEANOR POWELL MEETS…BUDDY RICH?

Eleanor Powell, Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s tap-dancing super-star of the 1930s and early 40s, is now an oddly marginalized figure in the world of dance history. Perhaps it’s because the movies she appeared in–featherweight musical vehicles–are now mostly unwatchable. (I hate it when that happens). One of them, ‘Ship Ahoy’ (1942),

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LAUREL & HARDY-FEST DAY 6: ‘HOLLYWOOD REVUE OF 1929’

Given that TCM is showing all the ‘That’s Entertainment’ movies today, I thought I’d post the L&H magician sequence from MGM’s all-star ‘Hollywood Revue of 1929’. The movie is as creaky and wonderful as its title and while this particular L&H routine isn’t one of their high points, it was

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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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