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5 Things You May Not Know about Busby Berkeley

  5 Things You May Not Know about Busby Berkeley   Like that today is his birthday. Happy 121st Birthday to the legend Busby Berkeley! ….. 1) He was a performer and a fighter  I couldn’t find a a picture … Continue reading

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5 Little Facts: Happy Birthday to Gene Kelly

5 Little Facts: Happy Birthday to Gene Kelly Celebrating Gene Kelly’s birthday ….. 1) It wasn’t exactly Rain he was singing in… Considering it’s Kelly’s most famous of all dance numbers, you’d think it’d be rain that the legendary song … Continue reading

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Musicals 101 (Part FIve): Busby Berkeley

  Musicals 101: Busby Berkeley, King of the Backstage Musical It’s only a slight exaggeration when I say that Busby Berkley invented the backstage musical. Sure, the genre existed before he entered the moving picture scene, but it was Berkeley … Continue reading

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Musicals 101 (Part Four): Analyze the Dance. Part 2: The Spectacle

  Musicals 101: Analyze the Dance. Part 2: The Spectacle. The backstage musical is a beautiful thing. While it is true that all musical numbers are ripe for spectacle, it is in the backstage musical where spectacle reigns supreme. The … Continue reading

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Musicals 101 (Part Three): Analyze the Dance, Part 1: Progression Integrated

Musicals 101: Analyze the Dance. Part 1: Progression Integrated. As I mentioned before, not all musicals are made the same. Although housed under the genre’s umbrella, the integrated musical and backstage musical evolved into very different creatures in relation to … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Fred Astaire

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Fred Astaire, born May 10th, 1899! Eleven. That is the number of Fred Astaire films I own. He manages to pop up in my film collection more than any other star. Sure, part of … Continue reading

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