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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)

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Best Music - ScoringJohnny Green, Roger EdensWon
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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. ┬áThere are f... Read full article


Old Hollywood Songs: Easter Parade

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 2, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

This week's song is Easter Parade performed by Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in the 1948 movie of the same name. While there are hundreds of Christmas songs in old Hollywood films, Easter is often overlooked. Easter Parade is one of the few songs that celebrate Spring's biggest holiday and it's... Read full article


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Quotes from

Hannah Brown: [her eyes are closed] What color are my eyes?
Don Hewes: [kissing her, causing her to open her eyes in surprise] Brown.


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


Don Hewes: Miss Brown, what idiot ever told you you were a dancer?
Hannah Brown: You did.


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Facts about

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 22, 1951 with Judy Garland and Fred Astaire reprising their film roles.
The original title for the song "Easter Parade" was "Smile and Show Your Dimple".
The shedding feathered gown worn by Judy Garland when she dances with Fred Astaire in one number is an inside joke reference to Ginger Rogers' problematic gown dancing with Fred Astaire in Top Hat. An ostrich feather broke loose from Ginger Rogers' elaborate gown and stubbornly floated in mid air around Astaire's face.
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