For Me and My Gal (1942)

"You think anything's going to stand in the way of us playing the Palace this time? Oh no, not even a war." For Me and My Gal was released in theaters in late 1942, when America was fully emerged in World War II. After the US entered the War in December 1941, Hollywood joined in on … Continue reading For Me and My Gal (1942)

GOOD NEWS (1947)

Welcome to Tait College circa 1927, where football rules and romance is aplenty. This is Good News. This film is a remake of the 1930 film musical, which was based on the 1927 play. (The 1930 version was a full-out Pre-Code production filled with sexual innuendos. By the 1940s, it was no longer screened in the … Continue reading GOOD NEWS (1947)

A Christmas Discovery: It Happened on Fifth Avenue

  "For to be without friends is a serious form of poverty." I made a wise decision in taping It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947) when it aired recently on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). (Side note: Taping movies on TCM is how I usually come across cinematic gold. Thanks, TCM.) The film chronicles the lives of several New … Continue reading A Christmas Discovery: It Happened on Fifth Avenue

 “Meet Me in St. Louis”: A Love Letter 15+ Years in the Making

I don't know how many times I've talked/made references about Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), but it's a big, big, big number. I watched it a lot with my Grandma Riggs, who played a big part in introducing me to a handful of classic movies, especially of  the musical genre. It's a film that, … Continue reading  “Meet Me in St. Louis”: A Love Letter 15+ Years in the Making