Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I have not mentioned a movie in a long time - seen quite a few but nothing was up to snuff enough to talk about - Last night on TCM - the best TV channel - they had a small evening of Shirley Jones films. I think most people think of Shirley as Mrs. Partridge, but she a had a great career in films prior to TV.
1955 - while filming Oklahoma
TCM started off the evening with a wonderful musical - "The Music Man" - 1962 - starring Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford, Buddy Hackett and Ron Howard. The story takes place in Iowa in about 1915 or so. Here is a great number from the film....
If you have not seen this film it is available on DVD. You will find it is well worth a look.
Another movie issue going on right now is the upheaval in plans and charges going on over at Netflix. Reading this Blog you know I love me some Netflix - and most of what I watch are older films. Here is a link to a super post on "She Blogged by Night," (a really great Blog) that explains it far better than I ever could. Click HERE to read it.
Yesterday the mail brought me the August TCM guide - and what a great guide it is - it contained the 9th annual "Summer Under the Stars" listings. There are some great movies being shown and fabulous Stars being highlighted!!
There you go sports fans. Thanks again for stopping by and for your kind comments!!