Awesome Musical Couple #6 (not in order of importance!):
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
This clip brought tears to my eyes the moment I saw it. I didn’t expect him to start singing my absolute favorite Fred and Ginger song at the end of their last film together! It broke my heart and brought tears of joy to my eyes, I couldn’t help it. He sang the same song to her ten years earlier, and her eyes say it all. She’s going to miss singing and dancing with him <3
In the future I will dedicate a day (or, hell, a week) on this fabulous couple. But for now, enjoy “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” from THE BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY (1949).
They made 10 films together that are all great, but take your pick amongst my favorites!: THE GAY DIVORCEE (1934), TOP HAT (1935), SWING TIME (1936), and THE STORY OF IRENE AND VERNON CASTLE (1939).
Awesome Musical Couple #4 (not in order of importance!):
Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney
They’re definitely the youngest couple on my list! I mostly love them for their off-screen friendship and not really for their films (‘cause let’s face it: they’re all pretty much the same) BUT I have their 4-musical-film collection and I absolutely adore it. Here’s a scene from BABES IN ARMS (1939) where they perform “Good Morning” beautifully!
Also sing-a-long with them in: LOVE FINDS ANDY HARDY (1938), STRIKE UP THE BAND (1940), BABES ON BROADWAY (1941) and GIRL CRAZY (1943).
This is a blog dedicated to my crazy obsession with musicals! I'll be posting videos, pictures, songs, quotes, and comments spanning the 100 years of musical cinematic genius!
My absolute favorite musicals?
42nd Street (1933)
Top Hat (1935)
Swing Time (1936)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Easter Parade (1948)
On the Town (1949)
Summer Stock (1950)
Singin in the Rain (1952)
The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
High Society (1956)
West Side Story (1961)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Facotry (1971)
Moulin Rouge! (2001)