Easter Parade Overview:

Easter Parade (1948) was a Musical - Romance Film directed by Charles Walters and produced by Arthur Freed and Roger Edens.

Academy Awards 1948 --- Ceremony Number 21 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringJohnny Green, Roger EdensWon
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Easter Parade (1948): Judy & Fred Together At Last

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 27, 2020 From 4 Star Films

There’s a slight disclaimer that must go with Easter Parade. It has very little to do with Resurrection Sunday. More so, it’s a premium excuse for a lavish musical. At least in this regard, it thoroughly accommodates its audience. The show starts off gloriously, not with dialogue, but wi... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: Easter Parade

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 10, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Easter Parade (1948), starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). This month I'm celebrating E... Read full article


Easter Parade Posts

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 29, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Here's a round-up of my posts on the April movie of the month, Easter Parade (1948), starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. -A feature on the making of Easter Parade. -Old Hollywood songs articles about "Easter Parade," "A Couple of Swells," and "Steppin' Out with My Baby." -A feature on... Read full article


Movie of the Month: Easter Parade

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 12, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

We're celebrating spring with one of MGM's best musicals, Easter Parade (1948), starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. Easter Parade is one of the most beloved of MGM musicals, featuring lovely songs by Irving Berlin and the only screen pairing of Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. Ann Miller a... Read full article


Easter Parade (1948)

By Beatrice on Apr 11, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Easter Parade Directed by Charles Walters Written by Sidney Sheldon, Frances Goodrich, and Albert Hackett 1948/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental This is pretty average when you consider it’s a collaboration between Fed Astaire, Judy Garland, and Irving Berlin. ?There are f... Read full article


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Quotes from

Don Hewes: A girl dancer has to be exotic; she has to be - a peach.
Hannah Brown: I suppose I'm a lemon!


Jonathan Harrow III: I hope I'm intruding.


Don Hewes: Why didn't you tell me I was in love with you?


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Facts about

Sidney Sheldon revealed this in an interview decades after the film came out: On the first day of filming, before the first scene, Sidney Sheldon was telling Judy Garland a story. Though it was time to shoot, Judy pressed him to continue on, ignoring the calls. When Sidney jokingly asked if she wanted to do the scene, Judy said no because the first scene was a kissing scene with Fred Astaire and she had never met him before, though it was assumed that they had since Astaire and Garland were both already big stars at the time. Sidney introduced Judy to Fred, and they all went on to filming the movie.
The dye from the feather on Judy Garland's hat in "Fella with an Umbrella" song, ran all over her face and jacket, so they coated it with vaseline. The feather looks different in two different shots.
Ann Miller had to perform her biggest numbers in a back brace. In an interview with Robert Osborne, she revealed that she had been thrown down the stairs by her then husband. She was also pregnant at the time and was in a lot of pain.
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