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  • The long goodbye for Hollywood Park, through knowing eyes

    12/14/2013 12:24:37 PM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 13, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
    Richard Warren recalls the heyday when celebrities such as Cary Grant, Lucille Ball and Fred Astaire would linger in the box seats, but on Saturday the buzz will be a bit restrained, even for the $750,000 CashCall Futurity... With the track's final day, Dec. 22, looming, he has become, for the thousands who know him, a sort of symbol of past joy and current sadness...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Holiday Inn" (1942)

    12/16/2012 12:13:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | Irving Berlin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzKRdPStAF8 The Christmas season is the inspiration for this week's feature. "Holiday Inn", the film that introduced the world to the perennial classic song "White Christmas". Easily one of the best musical films of the 1940s. Enjoy.
  • Carefree

    09/19/2011 6:58:38 AM PDT · by Sick of Lefties · 9 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 9/18/11 | Noman
    Fred and Ginger! What a pair. Nofamily enjoyed "Carefree" (1938) last night, a typically silly story featuring the stiffest Ralph Bellamy performance ever. Who cares? Don't watch for plot. The couple danced a dream sequence filmed in slow motion that captures magic. He's dramatic. She's magnificent. They're explosive, yet perfectly in synch. Tell Noman whether their kiss at the end doesn't convince you? Fred did a solo with golf clubs that gets off to a slow start, picks up steam and finishes strong. Who else besides Fred Astaire could pull this off?
  • Video, Quote and Word of the Day

    09/05/2009 3:42:26 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 187+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 09/05/2009 | Mike Volpe
    Fred Astaire Swing Time...
  • Matthews says Obama’s like Fred Astaire, fantasizes he’s Ginger Rogers

    02/15/2009 5:30:29 PM PST · by slomark · 22 replies · 865+ views
    (photo -- see caption LOL) Let us be the first to say it: Come out of the closet, Chris Matthews. Matthews on-going Obama-erotic comments get stranger and stranger on a nightly basis. Last night the host of MSNBC’s Hardball compared Barack Obama to suave 1940’s dancer and heartthrob Fred Astaire. “Yeah, he’s Fred Astaire out there,” Matthews enthused. “He is light-hearted, I mean he’s light, he still moves around with incredible alacrity.” For god’s sake, Chris,...