Friday, October 21, 2011

Film Classic Friday Link-Up 10.21.11

Yay, your here to link up and celebrate true theatrical talent! You know what I mean...back in the day where there were hardly any special effects, the backdrops were hand painted instead of digital and the talent was really talent...they did their own singing and dancing! We did not have cable...except for the TCM (Turner Classic Movies) marathons which my mother watched and planned for. Then, those were serious movie recording weekends!

As my mother and grandmother loved music, it was only natural that we gravitated toward the musicals and of course comedies. My family loved to laugh! There are so many great lines that I can remember us all laughing uncontrollably over. These were great and wonderful memories and I would love to relive them with you!

Esther Williams is hands down, my favorite actress!  I have seen almost every movie she ever made, read her biography and auto biographies and attempted to swim like her as a child.  Before entering Hollywood, she would have competed in the Olympics if WWII had not happened, but she was then discovered as serious talent working for Billy Rose's Aquacade.  She could sing, dance, swim, dive, act and anything else the directors decided they needed her for.  She was a very hard worker!  Her personal life was rather sad, but professionally she had hit the big time!  I appreciate her movies knowing all the behind the scenes work that she personally had to give to make the movies glow for all of us!  Someday I am going to own the Esther Williams Collections Volume One and Volume Two...for now, I will just enjoy these trailers with you.  Here she is, my "E" for the week, Esther Williams!

Would you like to join in the fun? By all means! Just link up your post, it will be open all week! If you would like, you can take the button with you so that others can join in the fun as well.

See you here next week as we celebrate actors, actresses, directors, producers and classic film titles that start with the letter, "F!"