Wednesday, May 30, 2012

OLDIE GOLDIES: Easter Parade (1948)

Hit me with your best shot is on a mid-season break, so in the meantime I'm gonna bring you some more "Oldie Goldies"! I already blogged about "Easter Parade" for "Hit me..." but I really did enjoy it, so I'm featuring it again. Judy Garland and Fred Estaire are just so delightful in this fun musical. The music is in this film is lovely, resulting in an Oscar win at the 1949 ceremony.

Classic Quote
"Why didn't you tell me I was in love with you?"

Classic Scene
"Steppin' Out With My Baby"

Classic Costumes

Classic Song
Steppin’ Out With By Baby by Fred Astaire on Grooveshark

Did you know?
One musical number, a seductive performance of "Mr. Monotony" by Garland wearing the top half of a tuxedo and nylon tights (a style of dress which would become something of a trademark in later years after she wore the same outfit in 1950's Summer Stock), was cut from the film as it was deemed too risqué for a film supposedly set in 1912.

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