3.22.2008

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.

3 comments:

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