Saturday, November 14, 2009

Gershwin, Mickey and Judy

After I see 2012 today (some people may ask, "Lord, why?" I'll explain when I write the review) I will be attending a Gershwin concert in Middletown Saturday, Nov. 14. He's my favorite of the classic composers. "I like a Gershwin tune, how about you," as the old song goes.

And that gives me an excellent excuse to post one of my favorite classic movie clips - of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland introducing that very tune in the film Babes on Broadway. It was written for that film and was Oscar nominated (although it very understandably lost to "White Christmas" from Holiday Inn).

If someone were to ask me, "What made Mickey and Judy great?"  this is the clip I would show them. Absolute magic.

Of course Judy was also great singing an actual Gershwin tune, like this one from my favorite of the Mickey-Judy match-ups, Girl Crazy. This is a song that resonates all too well with me, he said, getting somewhat confessional.

Back with the review,  probably on Sunday.

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