Friday, October 15, 2010

Commenting on Comments - and - Always in Love with Betty!!!

GR&DF wrapping up the week I think I will answer some of the kind comments from yesterday.
Anna mentioned that on the streets of San Francisco are some of the Philadelphia trolleys - restored to the original city colours - they ride great and look super!! Jeanne mentioned her recent trip to Disneyland and getting wet - if I can find the pic of Rico and I on
the log ride it is really funny - I remember getting pretty wet on the sucker also!! Alice if you want any info at all about SF please feel free to ask - as I am always happy to help - and Yes, Tina - I think I would also have to reach age of 200+ to be able to ever come close to making a dent in my ever growing stash!!
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1921-2007

- This past week on TCM they played one of my all time favorite movies - "The Perils of Pauline" - 1947 - starring Betty Hutton, John Lund, Billy de Wolfe, William Demarest and Constance Colllier - I have always loved Betty in all her moves. I have a specail affection for this movie as it was the first film I ever bought - many years ago - first in Beta format - then when that format failed - I bought it on VHS - and I am sure I have it on DVD. I have never seen a really good print of it - and there probably isn't one left, but the print that is available is good enough. Here is a clip of Betty singing a ballad from the film...



Usually when you think of Betty and her singing you think of the comic songs but she could totally belt out a ballad like nobodies business!! Here is another clip from the film - and a more typically "Betty" song ....



I hope you liked both clips and if you ever get a chance to see any of her films, make the time - they are all top notch and wonderfully entertaining!!

There you go sports fans. Thank you again for stopping by and do come again!!

Take care,
edgar

7 comments:

Maggie O said...

That was ....well ....swell.
Thanks for the movie clip...so relaxing listening to Betty. Have a great weekend. Looking forward to seeing your stitching soon.

Kathy said...

Thank you for the clips.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Kathy A. said...

I think we should start a petition to the man upstairs and explain to him that we really need to live longer because we have all this stitching to do and spread to the world. What do you think?

MarchAnn58 said...

Betty had one of a kind voice and she could carry almost any scene.

Roberta said...

You are amazing with your knowledge of the movie world and ability to give little snippits to enjoy!

riona said...

I'd always considered myself something of a film buff ... but somehow I've overlooked Betty Hutton. Now, you've got me hooked and I'll be combing the classics section of Netflix till I find Perils and the Sewing Machine ... which will no doubt lead me to more and more and more... so much to see and do ... so little time in which to see and do it!

Kathleen said...

A bit late to commenting on this post...but "Miracle of Morgan's Creek" is an absolute gem of a Betty movie, hope you all have a chance to view it. Thanks for the music clips Edgar- always enjoy these glimpses.