Tag Archives: Ethel Merman

Eddie Cantor as Eddie Pink in “Strike Me Pink” (1936) – reviewed by George

At Millwood University a bully picks on a little guy, but Butch Carson (Gordon Jones) happens by and socks the bully in the jaw. Cut to a campus store, Super Service, Eddie Pink, Prop. It’s quite a place, with machines … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor in “Kid Millions” (1934) – reviewed by George

Dot Clark (Ethel Merman) is singing “Who Could Ever Be Blue” with a chorus of cuties at the Body Shop (Don’t ask. I don’t know), and when the number ends she is angry to see that Louie the Lug (Warren … Continue reading

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Carole Lombard in “We’re Not Dressing” (1934) – reviewed by George

The billing here reads: Bing Crosby, Carole Lombard, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Ethel Merman, Leon Erroll. Doris Worthington (Lombard) owns a huge ocean-worthy yacht with a crew of chorus boys plus Steve Jones (Crosby). Her guests on the trip … 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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Broadway: The American Musical (2004) – Episode 3: “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’ (1930-1942)” – reviewed by George

Here we are again with Episode 3 of 6, and I was planning on doing another summary of the history recounted in the show. But my fear is that if I tell too much about each milestone of the years … Continue reading

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