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Musical Monday: The I Don’t Care Girl (1953)

Musical Monday: The I Don’t Care Girl (1953)

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals.

the-i-dont-care-girl-movie-poster-1953-1020701174This week’s musical:
“The I Don’t Care Girl” –Musical #491

Studio:
20th Century Fox

Director:
Lloyd Bacon

Starring:
Mitzi Gaynor, David Wayne, Oscar…

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— 14 hours ago
#Eva Tanguay  #Mitzi Gaynor  #Musical Monday  #The I Don&039;t Care Girl 
Musical Monday: The Harvey Girls (1946)

Musical Monday: The Harvey Girls (1946)

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals.

harvey girlsThis week’s musical:
“The Harvey Girls” –Musical #43

Studio:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Director:
George Sidney

Starring:
Judy Garlands, John Hodiak, Angela…

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#Angela Lansbury  #Cyd Charisse  #judy garland  #Marjorie Main  #Musical Monday  #The Harvey Girls 
Classic films in music videos: “Express Yourself” by Madonna

Classic films in music videos: “Express Yourself” by Madonna

This is September’s edition of Comet Over Hollywood’s film references in music videos.

metropolisMadonna has always mixed pop culture into her music and music videos- especially classic films:
-Frequently wearing clothing and bleached blond hairstyles reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe
-Paying homage to Monroe’s “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” number from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953) in her “Material…

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— 1 week ago
#Express Yourself  #Express Yourself Madonna  #Express Yourself Metropolis  #Madonna  #Madonna Metropolis  #Metropolis  #silent film 
Review: Meet Me in St. Louis (1959) CBS TV Special

Review: Meet Me in St. Louis (1959) CBS TV Special

It’s difficult to improve on perfection.

While this two-hour CBS 1959 TV Special may not be a remake, it pales when compared to the original.

The first “television special of 1959” was an adaptation of  the 1944 film “Meet Me In St. Louis” starring Judy Garland, Mary Astor, Leon Ames, Margaret O’Brien, Marjorie Main, Tom Drake and Lucille Bremer.

(L) Judy Garland and Tom Drake in the 1944 "Meet Me in St. Louis." (R) Jane Powell and Tab Hunter reprising their roles in a 1959 TV Special.

(L) Judy Garland and Tom Drake in the 1944 “Meet…

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#Jane Powell  #Meet Me in St. Louis  #Meet Me in St. Louis 1959  #Myrna Loy  #Tab Hunter  #TV Special 
#mcm Van Johnson
Pictured here in “Battleground” (1949)
#classicfilm

#mcm Van Johnson
Pictured here in “Battleground” (1949)
#classicfilm

— 2 weeks ago
#classicfilm  #mcm 
Musical Monday: “Rock Rock Rock!” (1956)

Musical Monday: “Rock Rock Rock!” (1956)

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals.


rock rock rockThis week’s musical:

“Rock Rock Rock!” –Musical #384

Studio:
Vanguard Productions

Director:
Will Price

Starring:
Tuesday Weld, Fran Manfred, Teddy…

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— 2 weeks ago
#Alan Freed  #Chuck Berry  #musical  #Musical Monday  #Rock Rock Rock  #Tuesday Weld 
Musical Monday: “Cabin in the Sky” (1943)

Musical Monday: “Cabin in the Sky” (1943)

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals.


cabin-in-the-sky-movie-poster-1943-1020197555This week’s musical:

Cabin in the Sky” –Musical #379

Studio:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Director:
Vincent Minnelli, uncredited Busby Berkley

Starring:
Lena…

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— 3 weeks ago
#Cabin in the Sky  #Eddie Rochester Anderson  #Ethel Waters  #Lena Horne 
Review: Star Reporter (1939)

Review: Star Reporter (1939)

Often while discussing films we rank their importance with the alphabet.

An A film is a mainstream, high dollar movie. A B movie is a low-budget commercial film that may have a quality story line and actors, but is less publicized. These films would be the bottom half of the double feature — sort of like the song on the 45 record that wasn’t the hit single.

“Star Reporter” (1939) would most…

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#1939  #Marsha Hunt  #newspaper films  #Star Reporter  #Warren Hull 
Back to School Musical Monday: She’s Working Her Way Through College (1952)

Back to School Musical Monday: She’s Working Her Way Through College (1952)

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals.


This week’s musical:

She’s Working Her Way Through College” –Musical #395

college

Studio:
Warner Brothers Studios

Director:
H. Bruce Humberstone

Starring:
V…

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— 4 weeks ago
#Gene Nelson  #Musical Monday  #Ronald Reagan  #She&039;s Working Her Way Through College  #The Male Animal remake  #Virginia Mayo 
Back to School Musical Monday: “Old Man Rhythm” (1935)

Back to School Musical Monday: “Old Man Rhythm” (1935)

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals.


Old Man posterThis week’s musical:

“Old Man Rhythm” –Musical #267

Studio:
RKO Radio Pictures

Director:
Edward Ludwig

Starring:
Charles “Buddy” Rogers, George…

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— 1 month ago
#Betty Grable  #Old Man Rhythm