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Ziegfeld Follies (1945) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Merrill Pye and Lemuel Ayers and produced by Arthur Freed.

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Ziegfeld Follies (1946)

By Cameron on Oct 28, 2015 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/96661/Ziegfeld-Follies/#tcmarcp-159247 ?Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Ziegfeld Follies?is a Technicolor explosion of MGM’s talent and stunningly over-the-top production values. Originally intended to premiere in 1944 as part of MGM’s 2... Read full article


Ziegfeld Follies (1946)

By Cameron on Oct 28, 2015 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/96661/Ziegfeld-Follies/#tcmarcp-159247 ?Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Ziegfeld Follies?is a Technicolor explosion of MGM’s talent and stunningly over-the-top production values. Originally intended to premiere in 1944 as part of MGM’s 2... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: ZIEGFELD FOLLIES (1945)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 9, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. and his legacy captivated Hollywood, especially once the rise of the talkies made Ziegfeld style entertainments possible onscreen. Most classic Hollywood musicals opt for a narrative framework to hold their production numbers together, but others, like Ziegfeld Follies (1945), ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: ZIEGFELD FOLLIES (1945)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 9, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. and his legacy captivated Hollywood, especially once the rise of the talkies made Ziegfeld style entertainments possible onscreen. Most classic Hollywood musicals opt for a narrative framework to hold their production numbers together, but others, like Ziegfeld Follies (1945), ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: ZIEGFELD FOLLIES (1945)

By Jennifer Garlen on Jul 9, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. and his legacy captivated Hollywood, especially once the rise of the talkies made Ziegfeld style entertainments possible onscreen. Most classic Hollywood musicals opt for a narrative framework to hold their production numbers together, but others, like Ziegfeld Follies (1945), ... Read full article


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Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.: Children play with the dreams of tomorrow. And old men play with the memories of yesterday.


[first lines]
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.: Ah... Saturday, September twenty fifth. Another heavenly day. Ah, yes. Always a heavenly day.


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One of only two films in which Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire danced together. The other was That's Entertainment, Part II.
Decca Records released a Judy Garland 78 containing two songs from the score not performed by her in the movie: "Love" (music and lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane), a fervent air which Judy sang on radio the twice in 1945, then occasionally in her 1951-52 concerts as an encore, and two times on her CBS-TV series, The Judy Garland Show: a duet with Lena Horne from the October 13, 1963 broadcast, and a solo version telecast on March 22, 1964. The Decca flip side was the radiant ballad, "This Heart of Mine" (music by Harry Warren and Arthur Freed). Judy's two commercial cuts, arranged and conducted by Victor Young, recorded on January 26, 1945 and released on March 22, along with an alternate take of "This Heart of Mine," have been presented on her CD box set from MCA, "The Complete Decca Masters (Plus)."
Kathryn Grayson's final B-Flat on "There's Beauty Everywhere" had to be re-dubbed.
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