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)
|Best Music - Scoring||Johnny Green, Roger Edens||Won|
Musical Monday: Easter Parade (1948)on Apr 11, 2022 From Comet Over Hollywood
It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Easter Parade (1948) ? Music... Read full article
Easter Parade (1948): Judy & Fred Together At LastBy 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 ParadeBy 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 PostsBy 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 ParadeBy 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
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Don Hewes: Miss Brown, what idiot ever told you you were a dancer?
Hannah Brown: You did.
Don Hewes: A girl dancer has to be exotic; she has to be - a peach.
Hannah Brown: I suppose I'm a lemon!
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The song "Easter Parade" that the movie was based upon was first sung in Irving Berlin's 1933 Broadway revue "As Thousands Cheer" by Marilyn Miller and Clifton Webb and was inspired by the annual event in New York City where people stroll down Fifth Avenue displaying their new hats (some very outrageous) and their Easter finery. The song also appeared in the Irving Berlin movie Holiday Inn.
Ann Miller danced with pinched nerves in her back. She was also taller than Fred Astaire, so she had to wear flats in her scenes with him. This can be seen towards the end of the movie. When she finishes the number "The Girl I Love" she goes behind the curtain wearing red high heels; when she comes back out in front of the audience to entice Astaire to dance with her to their old song "It Only Happens When I Dance With You", she's wearing red flats.
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