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  1. As someone who loves Two Girls and a Sailor, I'm curious as to what you didn't like about it. I agree with you on Two Sisters from Boston; I found it boring.
  2. Suzanne1228

    Sheet Music

    Your Father's Mustache closed in the early to 1970s. Gaslight Square had a marvelous brief bright heyday and was gone by the mid 70s. Many famous stars got their start there: Phyllis Diller, Barbra Streisand, The Smothers Brothers... It was a unique, tiny neighborhood that was the right place at the right time. I wish I had been around to see it. My great uncle had a club called The Banjo Palace which opened in 1967 and closed in 1973. Nightclubs have a notoriously short shelf life. Many of the players are still around and are still playing. My dad has provided the music for the dinner cruises on the Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher riverboats for the last 40 years. But even he's slowed down to working only a few cruises a month. I guess that can be expected when you are almost 79.
  3. Suzanne1228

    The Wizard of Oz

    You need to let us know how it goes and how the kids react.
  4. Suzanne1228

    On "Race Films"

    Thank you so much for sharing this. What a great family history. I checked out his IMDb page. It's sad that he didn't make more films.
  5. It comes with practice as so many people have noted. And once you start getting used to noticing details more, they will start jumping out at you. Things like lighting and shadows. Editing and costume. You WILL start to see them and how they comment on action, story, and character. Sometimes it will just sneak up on you and you will see something and say "Wow! That was a great shot." Or "Did you see that cut?" or "Those shadows across her face make her look like she is trapped." You WILL notice. I guarantee it and once you do, you will notice more and more until your family won't want to watch movies with you. lol Honestly, I am educating the family little by little. I love having Dish because we can pause and run things back. I even notice editing and mise-en-scene in commercials.
  6. Suzanne1228

    Sheet Music

    That's a great playlist! Thanks for sharing it.
  7. Suzanne1228

    Sheet Music

    I might not have you beat, but I might tie. My dad, Don Scherrer, is a Dixieland jazz banjo player. He has been a professional musician since the age of 15. He played in Gaslight Square at Your Father's Mustache. In 1976 he was named the Official Missouri State Ragtime Banjo Player. I grew up with all of the songs. I was very popular at Girl Scout camp for teaching the kids how to sing Sarah, Sarah Sitting in a Shoeshine Shop. It's a great song for drunks and/or lisping children. lol Some of the first songs I learned when I took guitar lessons were Whispering, My Blue Heaven and Darktown Strutter's Ball. So many great memories! And here in St. Louis, there is a thriving traditional jazz scene with some amazingly talented people in their late 20s. They are talented and have a true respect and love for the history and tradition of the music.
  8. Suzanne1228

    Sheet Music

    I really wish they were. They are in a box in my garage but near the back and behind a bunch of other things. I really wish I could get to them because I wanted to look at the lyrics for Shuffle Off to Buffalo to see if the "tummy" is part of the original lyric.
  9. Suzanne1228

    The Wizard of Oz

    As irritating as kids can be, I would say yes. It is amazing on a big screen and I'd love to hear the reactions of the children, many who may be seeing it for the first time. How lucky you are!
  10. It could be that they still had the performance cards left over in the prop department. Also in Two Girls and a Sailor, when they are walking through the theatrical warehouse initially you see many props. One that always sticks out to me is the large Samurai. It pops up in a lot of places. It ended up on the Addam's Family set in the 1960s.
  11. CynthiaV, that's another great point. (In an extremely insightful post.) History is not taught the same way now. It wasn't even taught the same way when I was in school 30+ years ago.
  12. This is an important point to remember. News and the distribution of information was quite a different animal then. We are inundated with information. Too much information and much of it useless. The news outlets and journalists in the 1940s had to be much more concise with their reporting. Facts without all the opinion and spin. Today, they feel that they have to give all the extra because they need to fill 24 hours.
  13. Thank you for sharing those links. I stopped and listened to all three. I'm sure I will go back and listen to the others in the series. They had some interesting insights. It is interesting to hear the perspectives of people much younger. They don't seem quite as aware of some of the more historical aspects and placing a film within its time.
  14. Judy is the performer that got me interested in movies. I love everything that she's done. And of course, The Man That Got Away is by far her best number. Leaving that aside, I love Mack the Black from The Pirate. Her character Manuela becomes a different person under Serafin's hypnosis. THe previously, demure and quiet girl becomes a wildcat in the musical number. It is amazing to behold. I also love Under the Bamboo Tree from Meet Me in St. Louis. She looks like she is having so much fun with Margaret O'Brien. There's so much joy there. And for a sheer performance tour-de-force, you can't beat Get Happy from Summer Stock. Another amazing performance is Mr. Monotony which was dropped from Easter Parade.
  15. I agree. I love the musical numbers but the portrait that the film paints of Lorenz Hart is absurd and insulting.

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