I just watched “Gold Diggers of 1933” and again marveled at the *Lullaby of Broadway* number (which inspired me to take up tap dancing when I was a kid). I completely forgot how this number ended – at the height of a wild Art Deco party *the lovely Wini Shaw is pushed off a balcony to her death*. It ends with her disembodied head singing the last chorus as she floats away, presumably towards New Jersey. What could possibly have inspired Busby Berkeley to end a number like this? Thanks to him, New Jersey has a floating, singing head to contend with. What was up with him? Edited by: a07002 on Jan 3, 2012 10:17 PM
I read a few online obituaries for Ray Bolger, and more than one of them included this sentence: "Bolger was known for looking out for himself." This was even alluded to on an episode of "The Simpsons." Can anyone tell me what that was in reference to?