Happy Friday! Is it odd to anyone else that it is July 16 and we are approximately halfway through the year? Umm – I think I’ve skipped some months.
Today’s Top 5 Friday is all about Classic Musicals. Old Fashioned Boy Meets Girl – Boy and Girl sing and dance a lot – Boy and Girl fall in love Happily Ever After. Sigh.
It has nothing to do with crafting or sewing and everything to do with something I love. :)
I’m going from last to first this week so we’ll start with . . .
5. Guys and Dolls
Who knew Marlon Brando could sing? Sort of. ;) And Frank Sinatra – who of course can sing. I love this one. If you haven’t watched Nicely Nicely singing “Rockin the Boat” you must!
4. Anchors Aweigh
Oh Frank again. Young and fresh-faced and adorable – paired with Gene Kelly. A “Sea-Wolf” – who falls in love with Kathryn Grayson.
Here’s the movie trailer to give you a taste . . .
3. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Howard Keel and Jane Powell in the backwoods of Oregon. And 6 brothers to marry off. Here’s a video of the “Barn Dance Scene” – one of the best dancing scenes in a musical. ever. (It’s kinda longish)
2. White Christmas
Do I need to say anything about this one?? It makes me cry every year. Danny Kay is hilarious. Bing Crosby could sing my grocery list and I’d love it. And I could show you the classic iconic scene but I won’t. Check out Bing and Danny dressing up as the girls . . .
1. Singing in the Rain
Gene Kelly. Debby Reynolds. Donald O’Connor. even a cameo by the fairly wonderful Cyd Charisse. I had a terrible time deciding on the video for this one but I had to give you the scene of all scenes. . . If this doesn’t make you smile I don’t know what will.
And if I haven’t wasted enough of your time on this beautiful Friday – :) – Tell me – what are your favorites? Sound of Music? Oklahoma? Annie get your Gun? I want to know!