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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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#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 day ago
Musical Monday: “Thousands Cheer” (1943)

Musical Monday: “Thousands Cheer” (1943)

t’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.

thousands cheer posterThis week’s musical:
“Thousands Cheer” — Musical #188

Studio:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Director:
George Sidney

Starring:
Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, Mary…

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— 2 weeks ago
#Gene Kelly  #Jose Iturbi  #Kathryn Grayson  #Musical Monday  #Thousands Cheer 
Musical Monday: Look for the Silver Lining (1949)

Musical Monday: Look for the Silver Lining (1949)

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:
“Look for the Silver Lining” — Musical #133

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Studio:
Warner Brothers

Director:
David Butler

Starring:
June Haver, Gordon MacRae,…

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— 3 weeks ago
#Gordon MacRea  #June Haver  #Marilyn Miller  #musical  #Musical Monday 
Musical Monday: “Follow the Boys” (1963)

Musical Monday: “Follow the Boys” (1963)

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.

Follow the boysThis week’s musical:
Follow The Boys” –Musical #303

Studio:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Director:
Richard Thorpe

Starring:
Connie Francis, Paula Prentiss,…

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— 4 weeks ago
#Connie Francis  #Follow the Boys  #Janis Paige  #Musical Monday  #Paula Prentiss 
Vintage souvenir cuff bracelet from the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago
#vintage #WorldsFair #vintagejewelry #1930s

Vintage souvenir cuff bracelet from the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago
#vintage #WorldsFair #vintagejewelry #1930s

— 1 month ago
#vintage  #1930s  #worldsfair  #vintagejewelry 
1950s vintage telephone novelty brooch.
#noveltybrooch #1950s #vintage #vintagejewelry #vintagebrooch

1950s vintage telephone novelty brooch.
#noveltybrooch #1950s #vintage #vintagejewelry #vintagebrooch

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#vintagebrooch  #noveltybrooch  #1950s  #vintagejewelry  #vintage 
Introducing bf @theatredt to “Laura” (1944) #classicfilm #filmnoir #noir #DanaAndrews

Introducing bf @theatredt to “Laura” (1944) #classicfilm #filmnoir #noir #DanaAndrews

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#classicfilm  #danaandrews  #noir  #filmnoir 
Musical Monday: The Fleet’s In (1942)

Musical Monday: The Fleet’s In (1942)

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.

HUTTON 1 FLEET'S INThis week’s musical:
“The Fleet’s In” –Musical #488

Studio:
Paramount Pictures

Director:
Victor Schertzinger

Starring:
Dorothy Lamour, William…

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— 1 month ago with 3 notes
#Betty Hutton  #Betty Hutton and Eddie Bracken  #Dorothy Lamour  #Eddie Bracken  #Fleet&039;s In  #Musical Monday  #William Holden 
What Fathered Comet’s interest?

What Fathered Comet’s interest?

If it wasn’t for either of my parents, I wouldn’t like classic films today.

As I have said on Comet numerous times, my parents rolled out films such as “Yankee Doodle Dandy” or “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” when my sisters and I were toddlers.

It was my dad who later introduced me to “West Side Story (1961) when I was 14, because he noticed my growing interest in musicals. Dad might have…

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— 1 month ago
#Father&039;s Day