Friday, November 11, 2011

Film Classic Friday Link-Up 11.11.11

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!

Was "H" hard for you?  It only took me a few moments to remember my love for Howard Keel's voice!  Oh my goodness, but I do love to hear him sing!  He had somewhat of a sad life, I don't think that he was prepared in life for stardom and yet that never really seemed to show in his better musicals.  Perhaps that is the mark of a great actor...when you cannot tell that life is actually not like it is on the screen.  For me, his best vocal talents were showcased in Show Boat, Calamity Jane, and Kiss Me Kate, what is your opinion?  Please enjoy these clips with me as we enjoy Howard Keel for "H" the letter of the week!

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, "I!"