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kimalah replied to phillyfilmbuff's topic in MAD ABOUT MUSICALS: THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICALSThe first time I saw The Sound of Music was when it was re-released in the 70s. I was quite young, maybe 5 or 6 years old. It was shown in an old movie theater with huge chandeliers and curved staircases leading to the balcony. There were programs and an overture, just like the road show event it was when originally released. However, when the intermission started after Maria left the night of the ball, I started crying uncontrollably. I thought the movie was over. Talk about relief when my aunt told me there was a second part! I could enjoy my Junior Mints in peace.
I am yet another whose first movie with Judy Garland was The Wizard of Oz. I was enchanted with the movie, but especially with Judy. I started wearing my hair in braids and sang Over the Rainbow so much that it made my mother nuts. As I grew older, I lost touch with my enthrallment with the movie and with Garland. For the daily dose clips, I found I liked her much more with Kelly than with Astaire. While of course Astaire is one of the best musical performers ever, he seemed to me flatter and less comical in his performance compared to hers. He was more graceful and moved like silk as he