Tuesday, June 10, 2008

42nd Street

A couple of years ago I stumbled onto the soundtrack for the musical 42nd Street. I love the songs and music; and the sound of tap dancing.

Recently I have been on a streak of ordering things from the library and decided to try out this movie. It was made in 1933 and has some gorgeous clothes and dancing. Some of the plot points are a bit strange, but overall it was some good escapism. While Mike watched the Cubs, I watched the movie. Now I am tapping off to sleep!

6 comments:

Relyn said...

Sounds (and looks) like fun. I just added it to my Netflix queue. I love the picture of the circle of women.

Jeanie said...

Everything about this post I adore. Tap dancing. 42nd Street -- I remember the first time I saw that movie in the theatre! (No, not the original play! It was at MSU and I went with my best friend while we were still in high school, so I'm not as old as Ruby! But it just delights me! Busby Berkeley was totally amazing and visionary and so over the top. It's just fun!

Jeanie said...

Thanks for popping over! I hope you feel much better soon!

At my nearby video store, they have a Busby Berkeley collection that has about 30 (maybe) numbers from all of his musicals. That's kind of cool, because you see all the wonderful song, dance and costumes without the cute but reasonably silly plots! If you want a whole movie, Golddiggers of 1934 (I think -- he had multiple Golddigger movies) is one of his best. And if you want wild, wacky, glorious color and Carmen Miranda and Alice Faye, watch "The Gang's All Here." Some unbelievable dances, all the wilder with Carmen's big headdresses and the HUGE color!

Trixie said...

What great follow up posts! I would love to see The Gangs All Here...sounds like a girls night in with cocktails with little umbrellas in them! What a great evening you had.

Beth said...

I have to be honest....this is something I would never watch...and if friends can't be honest, then they aren't friends, right !!!

BUT...I'm so glad you enjoyed it !!

Linda said...

what a great post! thanks for reminding me that i love the sound of tap dancing too. i can't actually tap, but as a little girl(and occasionally still if no one's looking) i liked to pretend to "tap along". tapping seems like a free-ing thing to do... Linda S.