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Musical Interlude: Musicals of Hollywood’s Greatest Year

Musical Interlude: Musicals of Hollywood’s Greatest Year It’s known as Hollywood’s greatest year: 1939. As we celebrate films released 80 years ago, we think of some of the most obvious film achievements the storied year brought us: Gone with the … Continue reading

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Musical Interlude: Five Must See Musicals

  “I hate musicals.” We’ve all met someone who tries to rain on a musical lover’s parade with this phrase. Maybe they once watched The Sound of Music (1965) and thought it was way too long or perhaps had a hard … Continue reading

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Vitaphone View: This is Not a Musical!

Vitaphone View: THIS IS NOT A MUSICAL! From Edison’s earliest experiments to add sound to film, the overwhelming majority of pre-1920 talkie efforts included musical performances. In 1894, barely one year after Thomas Edison built his Black Maria studio at … Continue reading

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That Was Entertainment: The Golden Age of the MGM Musical – Contest Giveaway (Aug)

“That was Entertainment: The Golden Age of the MGM Musical” Book Giveaway Calling all musical fans! It’s time for our next contest! This time, I am thrilled to say that CMH will be giving away EIGHT copies of  “That was Entertainment: The … Continue reading

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Musical Interlude: What is a Musical? A New Answer Comes with Each Decade

What is a musical? A New Answer Comes with Each Decade. When you can’t express how you feel in words … belt out a song or break out into a lively dance number. That is typically how musicals have been defined: … Continue reading

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Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: West Side Story” (Giveaway runs through June 9)

Win tickets to see “West Side Story” on the big screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun June 24 and Wed June 27! “When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way! from your first cigarette your last dyin’ days.” … Continue reading

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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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getTV: Your Christmas and New Years Escape

  getTV: Your Christmas and New Years Escape The Holidays. They say it’s a time for friends, family, and celebrating tradition. When we light up the house, decorate the tree and drink approximately 10 pounds of eggnog in the span … Continue reading

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The MGM Blogathon – All Aboard The Band Wagon

  The MGM Blogathon  All Aboard The Band Wagon Nothing in this world fills me with more unadulterated joy than a well made musical. Every since I was a wee-little lady I wanted nothing more than to live in a … Continue reading

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Musicals 101 (Part Seven): The Freed Unit

  The Freed Unit: MGM Musicals, the Evolution of Integration. There’s a saying you might know – it’s pretty popular among classic film buffs, and it goes a little something like this  “MGM has more stars than there are in heaven.” Well, I’m … Continue reading

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