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Classic Movie Coincidence: Ethel Merman, Katy Jurado and Ernest Borgnine

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jan 16, 2017

If we have enough good times together, I’m gonna get down on my knees. I’m gonna beg that girl to marry me. -Ernest Borgnine as Marty Well, here’s something a little different than our usual Classic Movie Coincidences… Both Ethel Merman and Katy Jurado share a birthday today, read more

Merman, O'Connor, Ellen, and Sanders stun in... Call Me Madam (1953)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood Posted by Michaela on Jun 1, 2016

Call Me Madam is a film I can't believe isn't more well-known. Let me list some of its features: Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, gorgeous costumes, beautiful dancing, Irving Berlin tunes, and oh yeah, George Sanders singing and making me fall madly in love with him. Aren't you mad this fi read more

Ethel Merman, Good to Broadway

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Jan 16, 2015

Murray Schumach wrote Ethel Merman’s New York Times Obituary and wrote this: “Beginning in 1930, and for more than a quarter of a century thereafter, no Broadway season seemed really complete unless it had a musical with Ethel Merman.” When, among a cast of thousands your absence is felt, then read more

Ethel Merman: A Showstopping, Ripsnorting Swan Song

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Jul 13, 2010

I recently re-watched Airplane (1980), and I was stunned to see Ethel Merman in a brief cameo. I couldn't believe that I had forgotten this hilarious moment. I checked out her filmography later, and realized that this was Merman's last movie role. What a great way to go! Singing your most read more

TV Tuesday: Ethel Merman Belts One Out For Vel

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 15, 2009

This is the most enthusiastic commercial for dish soap I've ever seen! Ethel "Merm" Merman make Vel sound like an incredibly exciting product. I love the way she says "icky pan". read more