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My Sister Eileen (1955) in Cinemascope and Technicolor – reviewed by George

The history of this property is interesting. Columbia shot the original film in 1942 starring Rosalind Russell and Janet Blair (my review was published here on 1-9-20). Then in 1953 a Broadway musical version was presented starring Rosalind Russell and … Continue reading

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Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – reviewed by George

This delightful classic musical is set in 1927, when the release of the first talking feature “The Jazz Singer” changed movies foreverĀ (there’s a phrase I don’t like and would not normally use). At the premiere of Monumental Pictures latest (silent) … Continue reading

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Broadway: The American Musical – Episode 4: “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ (1943-1960)” – reviewed by George

Hosted by Julie Andrews, Director Michael Kantor, Written by JoAnn Young. Topics: Oklahoma! – was the show that made story the most important element in a musical. No longer would Broadway productions automatically be called “Musical Comedies”. But isn’t that … Continue reading

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