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I got this idea from the Casablanca thread:

 

What nightclub/restaurant/party/bar/dinner party etc... would you have loved to attended if it were real and you could go back in time to attend it ? From what film ?

 

Especially the early films, there always seemed to be a party with ball gowns and tuxedos somewhere in the movie. What were your favorites ?

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I would love to go to all the clubs that the gang visits in On the Town.  Even if each club seems to be playing the same song (just in a different style), these places looked like such fun and I'd be happy to be Gene Kelly's date once Vera-Ellen ditches him to go work at her job on Coney Island!

 

Of course, like I mentioned in the Casablanca thread... I'd love to go to:

 

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I'd also go here (even though I can't dance, at all) because this place looks awesome:

 

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And this place looks like it'd be campy fun:

 

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And even though this isn't a film... I'd have to go to:

 

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Any club Fred and Ginger were performing in. Love to go to the club that Fred and Virginia Dale did their dance routine in HOLIDAY INN. I'd LOVE to spend New Years Eve at Bing's Holiday Inn  with Fred, Bing and Marjorie Reynolds.

 

A hoot to go to the club in  BALL of FIRE and hear Gene Krupa and watch Barbara Stanwyck perform to Drum Bogie.

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Ya know, I thought long and hard for quite a while in efforts to pick my ONE favorite nightclub scene in all the movies I've ever seen and wherein I would have liked to have been seated at a table, and THEN it suddenly hit me RIGHT on the head like an ACME anvil as I recalled being totally enthralled the first time I ever watched the goings-on inside THIS nightclub...

 

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(...I mean c'mon..what OTHER nightclub in any OTHER movie ever showcased the talents of a couple of ducks, both with speech impediments, playing two pianos in unison while quacking, err, I mean cracking jokes and then eventually fighting each other and making shambles of those pianos, while Betty Boop served as a cocktail waitress and penguins worked as waiters for the patrons, and THEN after that whole fantastic DUCK act, one REALLY hot redheaded bombshell lighting up the stage with one VERY sexy rendition of "Why Don't You Do Right?"...RIGHT???!!!)

 

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Any club Fred and Ginger were performing in. Love to go to the club that Fred and Virginia Dale did their dance routine in HOLIDAY INN. I'd LOVE to spend New Years Eve at Bing's Holiday Inn  with Fred, Bing and Marjorie Reynolds.

 

A hoot to go to the club in  BALL of FIRE and hear Gene Krupa and watch Barbara Stanwyck perform to Drum Bogie.

I would have loved to visit the Holiday Inn.  That place looked like fun.  I would have especially wanted to visit on Washington's Birthday because that musical routine was hilarious.  I think that's the one where Bing, mad at Fred, purposely keeps changing the style and tempo of the music.  Kudos to Fred for keeping up with all of it.

 

Speaking of Holiday-themed clubs... I would have loved to visit the Inn in White Christmas, even though I don't like snow (well I don't mind it if I don't have to go anywhere. It's a nightmare anytime else).  As long as I got to stay at the Inn the whole time and got to watch all Vera-Ellen's dance numbers and Rosemary Clooney's great torch songs, I'd be all set. It looked like a pretty cozy place to be.

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I must wonder how long any one of us could keep up if we were to go clubbing with Nick and Nora Charles.

I'd have to limit myself to 1 or 2 drinks an hour and order copious amounts of bread and water.  Otherwise if I tried to keep up with those two, I'd either end up passed out at the table or I'll be one of those girls seen in the bathroom with her head in the toilet.

 

Maybe I'd be the DD with Nick and Nora.  Lol.

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Thanks for the Like and the quote Speedy  :) and Yes that George Washington dance routine with Fred's wig falling on his face and Bing playing the piano with the wig on and changing the tempo of the number while Fred and Marjorie Reynolds were dancing was hilarious. As far as White Christmas goes, Vera's Mandy number is one of the screens most enjoyable dance routines on film. My sister and I would get up and do that Sister's routine Rosemary and Vera do in the nightclub at the beginning of the film every time we watched White Christmas together. Just as a bit of trivia, Danny and Bing's rendition of the Sister's number was improvised. Each time Danny hit Bing with the feather fan, Bing was genuinely laughing, it wasn't in the script and it surprised him.

 

Would love to be at the gambling casino /nightclub in Gilda. Rita doing her great Put the Blame On Mame  number.

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I got this idea from the Casablanca thread:

 

What nightclub/restaurant/party/bar/dinner party etc... would you have loved to attended if it were real and you could go back in time to attend it ? From what film ?

 

Especially the early films, there always seemed to be a party with ball gowns and tuxedos somewhere in the movie. What were your favorites ?

The nightclub in which Yvonne De Carlo danced with Tony Curtis in CRISS CROSS.

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I'd have to limit myself to 1 or 2 drinks an hour and order copious amounts of bread and water.  Otherwise if I tried to keep up with those two, I'd either end up passed out at the table or I'll be one of those girls seen in the bathroom with her head in the toilet.

 

 

You must keep eating. Meat pies are excellent but any protein in consistent quantities will work. Maintaining water level is important and so you must remember that 80-Proof is your friend but 100-Proof may not be so nice.

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I must wonder how long any one of us could keep up if we were to go clubbing with Nick and Nora Charles.

 

Rick's Cafe Americain does sound like the place to go, and I want to idly sip cafe someday in the 2 Windmills cafe in Amelie.

I want to go to the Pine Tree Inn (White Christmas) some Christmas eve, then head to Holiday Inn for New Year's eve-but I would want to spend the night, like a B&B. A quiet country inn seems perfect for recovering from the night before.

 

As far as dinner parties, I would enjoy Nick and Nora's place  for then I get to enjoy a murder mystery too.

For dining, it's a toss up of several favorites:

 

Babette's Feast, though the participants seem rather detached.

Big Night's restaurant

The Grand Ticino in Moonstruck.

Ratatouille

Waitress -  have some pie!

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Thanks for the Like and the quote Speedy  :) and Yes that George Washington dance routine with Fred's wig falling on his face and Bing playing the piano with the wig on and changing the tempo of the number while Fred and Marjorie Reynolds were dancing was hilarious. As far as White Christmas goes, Vera's Mandy number is one of the screens most enjoyable dance routines on film. My sister and I would get up and do that Sister's routine Rosemary and Vera do in the nightclub at the beginning of the film every time we watched White Christmas together. Just as a bit of trivia, Danny and Bing's rendition of the Sister's number was improvised. Each time Danny hit Bing with the feather fan, Bing was genuinely laughing, it wasn't in the script and it surprised him.

 

Would love to be at the gambling casino /nightclub in Gilda. Rita doing her great Put the Blame On Mame  number.

I love the Mandy number too.  I also love Rosemary Clooney's song that she performs at the club in New York City when Bing is trying to get her to come back to Vermont.  I love the ladies' "Sisters" routine, but Bing's and Danny's is funnier.  I'm glad that Danny improvised, it made the routine even funnier.  Just performing it straight would have been funny enough, but since it was obvious that Bing and Danny weren't Rosemary and Vera-Ellen, it made it even funnier that they turned it into a comedy routine. 

 

I would love to be at the club in Gilda too--I would especially like to be at the Carnival party.  That looked like fun!

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I love the Mandy number too.  I also love Rosemary Clooney's song that she performs at the club in New York City when Bing is trying to get her to come back to Vermont.  I love the ladies' "Sisters" routine, but Bing's and Danny's is funnier.  I'm glad that Danny improvised, it made the routine even funnier.  Just performing it straight would have been funny enough, but since it was obvious that Bing and Danny weren't Rosemary and Vera-Ellen, it made it even funnier that they turned it into a comedy routine. 

 

I would love to be at the club in Gilda too--I would especially like to be at the Carnival party.  That looked like fun!

I thought that black velvet dress Rosemary wore when she did that song was beautiful, especially the rhinestone clips in the back of the dress. Could have done without the gloves though.

 

Don't want to change the topic for long but I saw you posted that you haven't seen the Bishop's Wife yet. Recommend that one so highly. Monty is great in that one,  the whole cast is wonderful. Beautiful XMAS film. David Niven was originally suppose to play the Cary Grant role. So glad that they made the film the way they did.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I thought that black velvet dress Rosemary wore when she did that song was beautiful, especially the rhinestone clips in the back of the dress. Could have done without the gloves though.

 

Don't want to change the topic for long but I saw you posted that you haven't seen the Bishop's Wife yet. Recommend that one so highly. Monty is great in that one,  the whole cast is wonderful. Beautiful XMAS film. David Niven was originally suppose to play the Cary Grant role. So glad that they made the film the way they did.

 

I agree that the dress would be better sans gloves as well.  I thought Rosemary looked fantastic in that dress.

 

I haven't seen The Bishop's Wife, I think I'll save it for Christmastime.  I imagine that it will probably be scheduled around then.  I'm a big Cary Grant fan and I enjoy David Niven as well.  I think when Christmas time rolls around, I'll pair up The Bishop's Wife with Christmas in Connecticut and Remember the Night

 

Now with all this talk about Holiday Inn and White Christmas I want to watch those movies.  I'll have to save them and watch 'em back to back at Christmastime too. 

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I agree that the dress would be better sans gloves as well.  I thought Rosemary looked fantastic in that dress.

 

I haven't seen The Bishop's Wife, I think I'll save it for Christmastime.  I imagine that it will probably be scheduled around then.  I'm a big Cary Grant fan and I enjoy David Niven as well.  I think when Christmas time rolls around, I'll pair up The Bishop's Wife with Christmas in Connecticut and Remember the Night

 

Now with all this talk about Holiday Inn and White Christmas I want to watch those movies.  I'll have to save them and watch 'em back to back at Christmastime too. 

Great Christmas line-up Speedy. Those are films I always watch at Christmas time and The Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol (but I like to Reginald Owen one also) just like the 1951 better. My tapes are all so  well worn, especially Christmas in Connecticut. Another lovely Christmas time film is Come To the Stable, Loretta Young and Celeste Holm.

 

I watch all these more than once in December. Miracle on 34th Street I always watch at Thanksgiving time and then again during Christmas. I also love Home Alone and Home Alone 2   (more for the NY scenes in 2). Now you've got me in the mood to start watching them  :D

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Great Christmas line-up Speedy. Those are films I always watch at Christmas time and The Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol (but I like to Reginald Owen one also) just like the 1951 better. My tapes are all so  well worn, especially Christmas in Connecticut.

 

I watch all these more than once in December. Miracle on 34th Street I always watch at Thanksgiving time and then again during

Christmas. I also love Home Alone and Home Alone 2   (more for the NY scenes in 2). Now you've got me in the mood to start watching them  :D

Lol.  I don't mean to turn Gerald's thread into one about Christmas films, but there are a lot of great clubs/inns/etc. featured in Christmas films.  I always have specific Christmas films I watch too: A Charlie Brown Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (only the cartoon), A Muppet Christmas Carol, Love Actually, Grumpy Old Men, in which we end up watching Grumpier Old Men (even though it's not set around Christmas), Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, White Christmas, Holiday Inn, Never Say Goodbye, Christmas in Connecticut, Remember the Night, Elf, A Christmas Story, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Bell Book and Candle, Gremlins... There are probably more.

 

I just purchased It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street a couple months ago (they were on sale, used!), so I'll have to add those to the Christmas line up. 

 

I agree with SansFin, I love the club in Bell Book and Candle, and I'd love to visit Luigi's restaurant in Never Say Goodbye (especially if hunky Errol Flynn was a regular).

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Darn, you beat me to it, you posted the quote before I did an edit.. I saw I added an s to the great Alastair Sim name. Sim not Sims and I also added Come To The Stable. I usually watch Bell, Book and Candle at Halloween time. Not so far away, less than 3 months and the season will begin.

We'll have a lot of fun Holiday films to talk about  ;)

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Darn, you beat me to it, you posted the quote before I did an edit.. I saw I added an s to the great Alastair Sim name. Sim not Sims and I also added Come To The Stable. I usually watch Bell, Book and Candle at Halloween time. Not so far away, less than 3 months and the season will begin.

We'll have a lot of fun Holiday films to talk about  ;)

I edited the quote for you :-)

 

Yay! While I'm not a fan of all the pressure regarding Christmas shopping and try to avoid going to all retail establishments if at all possible between Thanksgiving and New Years, I do enjoy all the holiday films!

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Lol.  I don't mean to turn Gerald's thread into one about Christmas films, but there are a lot of great clubs/inns/etc. featured in Christmas films.  I always have specific Christmas films I watch too: A Charlie Brown Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (only the cartoon), A Muppet Christmas Carol, Love Actually, Grumpy Old Men, in which we end up watching Grumpier Old Men (even though it's not set around Christmas), Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, White Christmas, Holiday Inn, Never Say Goodbye, Christmas in Connecticut, Remember the Night, Elf, A Christmas Story, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Bell Book and Candle, Gremlins... There are probably more.

 

I just purchased It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street a couple months ago (they were on sale, used!), so I'll have to add those to the Christmas line up. 

 

I agree with SansFin, I love the club in Bell Book and Candle, and I'd love to visit Luigi's restaurant in Never Say Goodbye (especially if hunky Errol Flynn was a regular).

I welcome any diversion as long as its about movies !

 

Isn't that the reason we're here ? 

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