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About decotodd

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  1. I agree that SOUTH PACIFIC is a big disappointment. While I don't dislike Mitzi (and yes Doris would have been ideal and Mary Martin was by probably too old by then) those colored filters are like some sort of druggy experience. Very weird and really takes one "out" of the film and makes one aware of the effect
  2. If you think Vernon and Irene Castle is the worst musical ever made, you've not seen enough! Check out GOLDEN DAWN (1930) which TCM is showing this week. It is bad in a campy fun way about a white woman (VIvienne Segal) born as the goddess to an African tribe in WWI East Africa. Lots of operetta style singing - which seems ridiculously out of place in the setting - and whites in very badly applied blackface. Noah Beery plays the native African overseers who, by virtue of his dialect, seems more at home on a plantation in the Old South rather than an Afican village. His white t-shirt is stained
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