Comet Over Hollywood

Musical Monday: “The Time, the Place and the Girl” (1946)

Musical Monday: “The Time, the Place and the Girl” (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.


This week’s musical:

“The Time, The Place, The Girl” – Musical #490

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Studio:
Warner Brothers

Director:
David Butler

Starring:
Dennis Morgan, Martha…

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— 3 days ago
#Dennis Morgan  #Jack Carson  #Martha Vickers  #Musical Monday  #The Time The Place and the Girl 
The First Lady of Baseball: Laraine Day

The First Lady of Baseball: Laraine Day

She was a perfect mix of sophistication and fresh-faced beauty.

Laraine Day was an All-American girl next door, who played Nurse Mary Lamont in the “Doctor Kildare” film series while under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Day co-starred with top Hollywood stars such as John Wayne, Cary Grant, Lana Turner and was directed once by Alfred Hitchcock.

Day and Durocher smitten on the set of "Tycoon" in 1947.

Day and Durocher smitten on the set of “Tycoon” in…

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— 1 week ago with 1 note
#Laraine Day  #Laraine Day Durocher  #Leo Durocher 
Musical Monday: “Jupiter’s Darling” (1955)

Musical Monday: “Jupiter’s Darling” (1955)

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.


Jupiters-darling-1955This week’s musical:

“Jupiter’s Darling” – Musical #110

Studio:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Director:
George Sidney

Starring:
Esther Williams, Howard Keel,…

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— 1 week ago
#Esther Williams  #Howard Keel  #Jupiter&039;s Darling  #Musical Monday 
Musical Monday: The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady (1950)

Musical Monday: The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady (1950)

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_Daughter_of_Rosie_O'Grady_FilmPosterThis week’s musical:

“The Daughter of Rosie O’Grady” – Musical #387

Studio:
Warner Brothers

Director:
David Butler

Starring:
June Haver, Gordon…

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— 2 weeks ago
#Daughter of Rosie O&039;Grady  #Gordon MacRae  #June Haver  #Musical Monday 
Who are your neighbors?: 60 years of peeping through the “Rear Window”

Who are your neighbors?: 60 years of peeping through the “Rear Window”

Do you know your neighbors?
The family with the dog that barks all night, the child who rides through your yard on his bike or the woman who sends flowers when a relative dies?
Stuck in his wheelchair with a broken leg, James Stewart’s character in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” (1954) got acquainted with his neighbors through a telephoto lens.
In a New York flat, the injured photographer passes…

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— 2 weeks ago
Classic films in music videos: “Head On (Hold On to Your Heart)” by Man Man

Classic films in music videos: “Head On (Hold On to Your Heart)” by Man Man

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

The band Man-Man, categorized as “experimental rock,” uses several themes influenced by the 1950s in their music videos.

In their video “Piranhas Club,” a little boy starts a 1950s-like “biker gang” with his friends. The music video “Rabbit Habits” is shot in black and white and a girl turns into a werewolf. She…

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— 3 weeks ago
#classic horror films  #films in music videos  #Man Man 
Musical Monday: Stingaree (1934)

Musical Monday: Stingaree (1934)

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.

StingareeThis week’s musical:

“Stingaree” –Musical #488

Studio:

RKO Radio Pictures

Director:

William A. Wellman

Starring:

Irene Dunne, Richard Dix, Mary…

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— 3 weeks ago
#Irene Dunne  #Marion C. Cooper  #Musical Monday  #Richard Dix  #Stingaree  #William Wellman 
Girl friends. 

Come see the last performance of “Leading Ladies” tomorrow at 2:30!

Girl friends.

Come see the last performance of “Leading Ladies” tomorrow at 2:30!

— 3 weeks ago with 1 note
The Queen of Technicolor, in person: Maureen O’Hara

The Queen of Technicolor, in person: Maureen O’Hara

Irish actress Maureen O'Hara, pictured here in the 1950s.

Irish actress Maureen O’Hara, pictured here in the 1950s.

Hundreds of people stood waiting, excitedly chattering.

A line wrapped up and down an alley at least four times and stretched out to Hollywood Boulevard.

When the doors to El Capitan Theater opened, people walked briskly, some even running, to get a good seat in the theater.

I waited in line for 2 hours and was the twentieth person in line.

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— 1 month ago with 1 note
#Maureen O&039;Hara 
Musical Monday: Down Argentine Way (1940)

Musical Monday: Down Argentine Way (1940)

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.

Poster - Down Argentine Way_01This week’s musical:
“Down Argentine Way” — Musical #273

Studio:
20th Century Fox

Director:
Irving Cummings

Starring:
Betty Grable, Don Ameche,…

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— 1 month ago