Have you got any monotony today?
Next on my list is STRIKE UP THE BAND (1940), starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland.
Being a HUGE Judy fan I had to pick at least one of the musicals she did with Mickey. And although all of them pretty much have the same plot, I always find myself watching this one over and over again. I love the songs and I love the plot— plus the ending is perfection!
The band nerd in me loves this scene!
Judy Garland, I Could Go On Singing
Caricature of Judy by Al Hirschfeld.
I’m in the mood for something cute and happy.
I love how in watching SUMMER STOCK (1950), you totally get the sense that Judy and Gene are really good friends. They’re just so natural together and they compliment each other very well.
Fun fact! Judy fought really hard to get Gene his first film role in FOR ME AND MY GAL (1942), and for SUMMER STOCK Judy was having a really hard time filming with all of her personal issues. So Gene, being the ever amazing man he was, was really supportive and got her through her last film for MGM. Isn’t that just super sweet? =)
Nice little photo of Judy when she was still “Lolita Gale”.
She was just so beautiful.
These two always make me smile when they’re together.