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86th Annual Academy Awards To Air On Sunday March 2nd On ABC.


Oh yes! Let the party begin. I love this annual awards show. The Oscars are a huge event in our house. It is a night where we can celebrate the very best in the movie business – from actors to directors and everything in between. This year, the always entertaining Ellen DeGeneres will host the […]

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Child Star, Shirley Temple, Dies At 85. Oh The Memories!


We lost another great one! On Monday, February 10th, beautiful and engaging child star, Shirley Temple Black died at 85 years of natural causes, surrounded by her loved ones at her home in Woodside, California. She was and will remain the most gifted of child stars, influencing a legacy of child stars as the years […]

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Creating The Annette (Funicello) Sound: [Video]


I found this video (featured below) so fascinating. The late Annette Funicello explains how the distinct Annette Sound associated with her singing was created. Apparently, she had a small voice so, to broaden the timbre, she basically recorded the song then sang live with the song – basically singing back to it, as she explains. […]

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Mickey Mouse Club Star, Annette Funicello, Dies At The Age Of 70


We lost a treasured Disney princess today named Annette Funicello. Look at that picture – a beautiful lady inside and out! I remember growing up to listening to her music and watching her movies. If you are a member of the baby-boomer era, how could you not resist the wholesome entertainment provided by Ms. Funicello […]

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It’s The 2nd Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – The Oscars!


There are pivotal moments in my yearly calendar that make me jump up and down with glee. Well, actually, given my Golden Girl status, I sort of jump, maybe, once and then my legs give out. Ha! There’s Christmas and Easter and Thanksgiving and American Idol and The Voice and SMASH and anything with awards […]

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Jordin Sparks Destined For Stardom With The Movie, Sparkle


Check out this poster for the movie, Sparkle. The movie is set for public release in August and will star Jordin Sparks and the late and great Whitney Houston. And that’s Jordin’s beautiful image in that gorgeous red dress. Will American Idol spawn another film superstar a la Jennifer Hudson? Methinks yes indeed! If, for […]

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Masterclass Monday: Gene Kelly’s Performance Of Singing In The Rain


It is very fitting that the first three letters in Gene Kelly’s name mirror the first three letters in the word “genius”. Because, yes indeed, his performance of “Singing In The Rain” was pure, unbridled genius. Choreographed by Gene himself, he captured the emotion of the moment so very well through his expansive body language […]

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Masterclass Monday: Good Morning via Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds And Gene Kelly


Look at the vibrancy and precision of this collaborative performance featuring Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly as they performed “Good Morning” from the classic film, “Singing In The Rain”. They flawlessly combined dancing elements of tap, modern and ballet to create this memorable number. Debbie Reynolds was only 19-years-old in this film and […]

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Masterclass Monday: Dancer Vera Ellen Partnering With Danny Kaye In White Christmas


Vera-Ellen was never given enough credit for her phenomenal gift of dance during her all too brief film career. I could watch her performances in White Christmas over and over, again and again! Her timing, her grace, her poise and singular charisma are exceptional and cannot be cloned. She stands alone and, for this reason, […]

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