May you and your family be blessed on this Thanksgiving Day and throughout the rest of the year! Thanksgiving is all about a time for being grateful and for counting all of our many blessings! Hoping your Thanksgiving is filled with blessings and joy! We remember Small Town Girl, a 1953 romantic comedy musical film directed by László Kardos and starring Jane Powell, Farley Granger and Ann Miller with music by Nicholas Brodszky and lyrics by Leo Robin and the dance numbers choreographed by the legendary Busby Berkeley. There is a memorable scene with the church choir, where Jane Powell & ensemble sing the “Lullaby Of The Lord.” On this special day of thankfulness, for your enjoyment, here is a magical musical moment of Jane Powell & ensemble performing the faithful “The Lullaby Of The Lord” from Small Town Girl.
Our warmest wishes for you and your family during this most wonderful time of the year! May the Holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter. While you spend time with your family & friends cozily inside with mugs of hot cocoa, we remember Coney Island, a 1943 spectacular musical film released by Twentieth Century Fox and starring Betty Grable in one of her biggest hits. This is a “gay nineties” turn-of-the-century story co-starring George Montgomery, Cesar Romero, and Phil Silvers and a lively musical score written by the Famous Paramount songwriting team of Leo Robin & Ralph Rainger with a host of song-and-dance numbers choreographed by Hermes Pan. As you enjoy the holiday cheer, here is a magical musical moment of a memorable wintry scene from Coney Island with Betty Grable & a chorus ensemble singing a merry medley of joyous songs — “Winter, Winter” by Leo Robin & Ralph Rainger and “Pretty Baby” music by Egbert Van Alstyne & Tony Jackson with lyrics by Gus Kahn and “Jingle Bells” by James Pierpont.
Wishing you a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come! There are numerous movies set on or around the New Year that have a New Year’s Eve theme to ring in 2017. Films from multiple genres including horror, comedy, musical and drama have this holiday feel. We remember the 1940 romantic comedy Remember the Night, a 1940 Christmas & New Year’s film, directed by Mitchell Leisen, and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray. There is a touching scene where MacMurray takes Stanwyck for dinner to a supper club and Martha Mears sings “Easy Living,” a jazz standard written by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger for and introduced in the film Easy Living directed by Mitchell Leisen. Leo Robin’s iconic song says it best — “Thanks for the Memory.” For your enjoyment, here is that stirring scene from Remember the Night with the popular standard “Easy Living.”