Fine Wine of the Week

Fred Astaire. Judy Garland. "We're A Couple of Swells." Written by Irving Berlin. From the MGM classic Easter Parade.

I was actually poking around, looking for a YouTube of the title song... no such luck -- but here's what I stumbled on instead.

I had this soundtrack on vinyl, believe it or not. It was part of a double album, paired with the soundtrack to Singing in the Rain. Wore the grooves out on both discs. And I had every single word and lyric memorized.

This bit -- totally charming and endearing. The likes of these two greats (plus the composer!) we'll never see again, as they don't make 'em like this anymore... so enjoy.


Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oh, I so wish my DS was more of an old movie fan. This is so charming!

citizen jane said...

Isn't it though?

And the mister could care less about old movies, so I understand. I do all my movie watching during the week when he's traveling.

Kate said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these old movies! They are timeless and you are right they really don't make them like this anymore... i am going to step out of my 26yr old self for a moment and say... You don't have to have the same amount of talent these days... it makes me so mad! Love the clip thanks