Three Smart Girls: The Original Parent Trap

Before the 1961 and 1998 versions of The Parent Trap, there was Three Smart Girls. It was released in 1936 and it was Deanna Durbin's feature film debut. She had made her onscreen debut in a musical short with Judy Garland called Every Sunday. Durbin, who had just turned fifteen at the time of its release, was … Continue reading Three Smart Girls: The Original Parent Trap

Happy 90th Anniversary to The Cocoanuts

Just think - tonight...tonight when the moon is sneaking around the clouds I'll be sneaking around you. I'll meet you tonight under the moon. Oh, I can see it now - you and the moon. Wear a neck-tie so I'll know you. Ninety years (and a few weeks) ago - August 3rd, 1929 - the … Continue reading Happy 90th Anniversary to The Cocoanuts

Beautiful and Bubbling Like Pink Champagne: LOVE AFFAIR (1939)

...And wishes are the dreams we dream when we're awake... Seven or eight-ish years ago, I discovered a film called Love Affair, a delightful romantic drama starring Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne. It was directed by Leo McCarey, who also directed An Affair to Remember (1957), the first remake of Love Affair, starring Cary Grant and … Continue reading Beautiful and Bubbling Like Pink Champagne: LOVE AFFAIR (1939)

Hannibal + Film History, Part 1 : Cliff Edwards (“Ukulele Ike”)

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are Anything your heart desires will come to you... ✧・゚: *✧・゚:*    *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ Cliff Edwards (AKA "Ukulele Ike") was born Clifton Avon Edwards in a small river town called Hannibal, Missouri on June 14, 1895 to Edward and Nellie (Farnum) … Continue reading Hannibal + Film History, Part 1 : Cliff Edwards (“Ukulele Ike”)

The History Behind the Songs of Singin’ in the Rain

Arguably the greatest movie musical of all time, Singin' in the Rain, in its sixty-sixth year of existence, continues to prove that a Technicolor musical comedy all about the transition from the silent film era to the talkie era has the power to hold up in this ever-changing digital age. Most of the songs in the … Continue reading The History Behind the Songs of Singin’ in the Rain