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crossing with the Marx Bros in A Night at the Opera...one of my favorite scenes:  Animated GIF

In Shall We Dance, Fred Astaire goes below to dance in the cleanest engine room ever   Animated GIF

Donald O'Connor and Mitzi Gaynor show some fancy footwork on deck in Anything Goes  

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Such great examples yesterday!

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one thousand six hundred twenty-seventh category

Ice skating musicals

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ONE IN A MILLION (1936)
ICE FOLLIES OF 1939 (1939)
SILVER SKATES (1943)

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more Sonja Henie in Sun Valley Serenade  Animated GIF

not really about ice skating, but Doris Day and Gordon MacRae do a little while singing the title song in By the Light of the Silvery Moon  via GIPHY

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In the early to mid-1940s, Republic Pictures produced some ice skating musicals with Olympic skater turned actress Vera Hruba (later billed as Vera Ralston). 

A really fun one is LAKE PLACID SERENADE (1944).

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Not exactly musicals but has figure skating performances:

The Cutting Edge (1992)  

Ice Castles (1978)  

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I can't think of any more official "ice skating musicals", so here are some ice skating sequences:

 

THE BISHOP'S WIFE

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BAMBI

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MELODY TIME

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FANTASIA

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Best of all, Snoopy in  A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN

 

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one thousand six hundred twenty-eighth category

Long last names

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Maria Ouspenskaya
Freddie Bartholomew
Kris Kristofferson
Leigh Taylor-Young

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For yesterday:

💛💙Lucy, Ricky and Fernando Llamas in Sun Valley (not musical, but ice skating)

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For today, long last names:

Natalie Wood - 'Natalia Zakharenko'💙💛💜💚

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Matthew McConaughey 💜

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Arnold Schwarzenegger 💙

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Gina Lollobrigida 💛

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Alec Guinness 💚

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Marcello Mastroianni 💜

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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

James Van Der Beek 

Jason Schwartzman 

Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal 

Pete Postlethwaite

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Benedict Cumberbatch 

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Rodolfo Pietro Filbert Raffaello Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguella.....aka Rudolph Valentino  Image result for rudolph valentino gif

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  Image result for julia louis dreyfus gif

Richard Barthelmess  Image result for richard barthelmess

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now I can't stop thinking of them...

Joseph Schidkraut  

Rene Auberjonois

Andrea Marcovicci

Dorothy Comingore

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Jack and Mabel Albertson

William Atherton

John Malkovich

Lolita Davidovich

Matthew Broderick

Sydney Greenstreet

David Tomlinson

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Israel Kamakawiwo'ole :  His rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow is featured in many films.

 

His friends called him IZ.

 

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This made me think of that Monty Python sketch about the composer with the really long name: 

 

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one thousand six hundred twenty-ninth category

A cast of kids

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AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (1987)
THE LITTLE RASCALS (1994)
SPY KIDS (2001)

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