Friday, October 28, 2011

Film Classic Friday Link-Up 10.28.11

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!

A legend on the screen that was a household name growing up was Fred Astaire.  He could sing, dance, act, play the comedy routine and vaudeville!  Though he was well known for being suave, he could make the crowd bust out in laughter with his one liners and facial expressions.  He played opposite some of the biggest and brightest stars on the silver screen such as Ginger Rogers, Jane Powell, and Vera Ellen to name a few.  One of my favorite movies of his was Holiday Inn with Bing fact Holiday Inn is one of my earliest movie memories!  Enjoy these clips with me as we celebrate "F" with my choice, Fred Astaire!

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, "G!"