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  1. I thought of two specifically. The first being Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? from 1975. It features newsreel and Warner Bros films of the Great Depression with music from the era telling the story of the Depression throughout the years. The second being a film released by 20th Century Fox called All This and World War Two which has, of all things, Beatles compositions playing over footage of World War 2. All This and World War Two (1976) trailer Are there any other documentaries that have taken this musical approach?
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    Robert Preston Biography?

    That would be a very noble and ambitious endeavor for any author or historian to undertake and I sincerely hope it happens. What an interesting and talented gentleman!
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    Animated Musical Favorites

    American Pop is an animated history of 20th Century music American Pop (1981) trailer
  4. I don't know if it's been mentioned anywhere on the TCM boards but the late Hugh Hefner was absolutely enchanted with Alice Faye. Alice was Hugh's be-all, end-all. In the early 1990s, Hugh was introduced to Alice at Cinecon, the wonderful classic film festival in Los Angeles, and he was absolutely tongue-tied meeting her.
  5. Yep!! Same here. Aced the quiz but it marked many of the correct answers as incorrect.
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    Fox Studios/20th Century Fox Musicals

    Here's an excellent blog post from Jeff Cohen's Vitaphone Varieties site talking about the history of the sadly lost Fox Movietone Follies of 1929.
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    Fox Studios/20th Century Fox Musicals

    Fifi D'Orsay was also an early Fox musical star (and also starred in the French language-version of MGM's The Merry Widow) who was featured in the OBC of Sondheim's Follies as well.
  8. I do understand this course is very brief and that TCM shows mainly films from Warner Bros/MGM/RKO/Columbia and only occasionally a Fox film will appear on the schedule, as Stowaway with Shirley Temple did the other night. I just feel it's a real glaring omission, in my opinion, to downplay Fox's contribution to the musical genre. The Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (unfortunately a lost film) was the first musical for the studio and the first to be filmed in a 70mm widescreen process called "Grandeur" that was abandoned only a year later because the theaters that were just making the transition to sound could not justify an additional expense to construct a movie screen to fit 70mm. But other early Fox musicals like Just Imagine, Happy Days, The New Movietone Follies of 1930 and the true first All-African American sound film musical called Hearts in Dixie (Hallelujah was released a few months after) are worth mentioning. As far as I know, these films DO exist but are notoriously difficult to get a hold of.
  9. Currently in love with Peter Lorre and Eddie Cantor.

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    Who are your biggest vintage crushes?

    So many men from bygone eras strike my fancy, I was definitely born at the wrong time. Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Eddie Cantor, Patrick Troughton, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Peter Sellers, Phil Silvers, Basil Rathbone, William Campbell, Peter Falk, Paul Lynde, Charles Nelson Reilly, Vincent Price. And even on the ladies side, Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich are quite sexy when they wear masculine clothes. Also, Ingrid Pitt was beyond gorgeous in The Vampire Lovers and Countess Dracula.
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    Abbott and costello movies

    I second this idea wholeheartedly! :-D!! Definitely would love a month or even a day devoted to Bud & Lou. So funny.
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    Happy 119th Birthday, Basil Rathbone!!!

    > {quote:title=Ascotrudgeracer wrote:}{quote} > Always liked Nasal Rathbone. Frazzled Bathrobe :-D Edited by: BrideofSvengoolie on Jun 13, 2011 7:51 PM
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    Happy 119th Birthday, Basil Rathbone!!!

    One of my favorite actors of all time. Be sure to catch the following on TCM today: *6:45 AM* Last of Mrs. Cheyney, The (1929) A chic jewel thief in England falls in love with one of her marks. Dir: Sidney Franklin Cast: Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone, George Barraud. BW-94 mins, TV-G, *8:30 AM* Bishop Murder Case, The (1930) Society sleuth Philo Vance investigates a series of murders inspired by Mother Goose rhymes. Dir: Nick Grind? Cast: Basil Rathbone, Leila Hyams, Roland Young. BW-87 mins, TV-G, CC, *10:00 AM* Tale Of Two Cities, A (1935) Charles Dickens' classic story of two men in love with the same woman during the French Revolution. Dir: Jack Conway Cast: Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allen, Edna May Oliver. BW-126 mins, TV-PG, CC, *12:15 PM* Feather in Her Hat, A (1935) A female shopkeeper sacrifices everything to give her son a theatrical career. Dir: Alfred Santell Cast: Pauline Lord, Basil Rathbone, Louis Hayward. BW-72 mins, TV-G, *1:30 PM* Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942) Sherlock Holmes fights to keep a new bombsite design from the Nazis. Dir: Roy William Neill Cast: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill. BW-68 mins, TV-PG, *2:45 PM* Woman in Green, The (1945) Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of seemingly unrelated murders. Dir: Roy William Neill Cast: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke. BW-67 mins, TV-G, CC, *4:00 PM* Sherlock Holmes in Terror by Night (1946) Sherlock Holmes signs on to protect a priceless diamond from jewel thieves. Dir: Roy William Neill Cast: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray. BW-63 mins, TV-PG, *5:15 PM* Sherlock Holmes in Dressed to Kill (1946) Sherlock Holmes sets out to find why people are killing each other over a seemingly inexpensive music box. Dir: Roy William Neill Cast: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Patricia Morison. BW-71 mins, TV-PG, *6:30 PM* Black Sleep, The (1956) A brain surgeon's experiments create a race of deadly freaks. Dir: Reginald LeBorg Cast: Basil Rathbone, Akim Tamiroff, Lon Chaney [Jr.]. BW-82 mins, TV-PG, *8:00 PM* David Copperfield (1935) Charles Dickens' classic tale of an orphaned boy's fight for happiness and the colorful characters who help and hinder him. Dir: George Cukor Cast: W. C. Fields, Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan. BW-130 mins, TV-G, CC,

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