Comet Over Hollywood

Musical Monday: “One Sunday Afternoon” (1948)

Musical Monday: “One Sunday Afternoon” (1948)

It’s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals.
In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of 10 years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals.

One-Sunday-Afternoon-1948This week’s musical:
“One Sunday Afternoon” –Musical #494

Studio:
Warner Brothers

Director:
Raoul Walsh

Starring:
Dennis Morgan, Don DeFore, Dorothy…

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— 21 hours ago
#Dennis Morgan  #Dorothy Malone  #musical remake  #One Sunday Afternoon  #remake  #Strawberry Blonde 
Musical Monday: Golden Girl (1951)

Musical Monday: Golden Girl (1951)

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.

GoldenGirl_PosterThis week’s musical:
Golden Girl” –Musical #492

Studio:
20th Century Fox

Director:
Lloyd Bacon

Starring:
Mitzi Gaynor, Dale Robertson, Dennis Day,…

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— 1 week ago
#Golden Girl  #Lotta Crabtree  #Mitzi Gaynor 
Musical Monday: We’re Not Dressing (1934)

Musical Monday: We’re Not Dressing (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.

we're not posterThis week’s musical:
“We’re Not Dressing” –Musical #264

Studio:
Paramount Pictures

Director:
Norman Taurog

Starring:
Carole Lombard, Bing Crosby,…

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— 2 weeks ago
#Carole Lombard 
Fact or Fiction: The curse James Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder

Fact or Fiction: The curse James Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder

The moody young star took the cinema by storm.

Actor James Dean won over audiences as misunderstood teens in the films “East of Eden” (1955) and “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955).

Actor James Dean in a publicity still for "Rebel Without a Cause."

Actor James Dean in a publicity still for “Rebel Without a Cause.”

But after only a short time in the spotlight, Dean was dead at age 24; killed in a car accident on Sept. 30, 1955, in his brand new 1955 Porsche 550…

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— 2 weeks ago
#James Dean  #James Dean death  #James Dean Porsche  #James Dean Porsche curse  #Porsche 550 Spyder 
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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— 3 weeks 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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— 4 weeks ago with 4 notes
#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 month 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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— 1 month ago
#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

— 1 month 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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— 1 month ago
#Alan Freed  #Chuck Berry  #musical  #Musical Monday  #Rock Rock Rock  #Tuesday Weld