Awesome Musical Couple #1 (not in order of importance!): 

  • Betty Grable and Dan Dailey

Both of them sing and dance “I Love a New Yorker” in MY BLUE HEAVEN (1950). She’s so impressive! 

Also catch them in: MOTHER WORE TIGHTS (1947), WHEN MY BABY SMILES AT ME (1948), and CALL ME MISTER (1951)

Oh I love this! “Put on your Sunday clothes when you feel down and out, strut down the street and have your picture took!” Sing it Dolly!


this is summer stock. 

The use of a squeak, a newspaper, a shadow? Gene Kelly was a genius. 


The Telephone Hour, Bye Bye Birdie


This is one of my favorite musical songs ever.

Of all the musicals I’ve seen, I’d love to play two characters in particular, and one of them is Rizzo in GREASE (1978). This song is perfect in the shower! Sing it loud and strong ladies!

This intro always gives me the chills! It’s fantastic! The dancing is just soooo…. inspiring! I want a poodle skirt damn it!

Little Richard is fabulous!

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 singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939). 

Every single time I watch this, I cry. There’s just something about the way she sings this song that moves me to tears every single time. It’s just…perfect. =*)


Ann Miller in Kiss Me Kate

This is one of my favorite scenes. I used to dream I could move like her.

Her talent is so inspiring!


Looney Tunes Swooner Crooner, 1944

I love how I can identify all the “stars” in this cartoon.

There’s Frank “Frankie” Sinatra, Al Jolson, Cab Calloway, Vaughn Monroe, Jimmy Durante, and of course, Bing “Old Groaner” Crosby!

The Jimmy Durante rooster made me laugh so much, because it’s so accurate to Jimmy Durante.

See if you can point them out!