Thursday, August 26, 2010
For the Month of September: Hollywood Musicals of The 40's.
Monty, came up with a wonderful idea for Chick Flicks Musical Page. He thought it would be fun if every month we would come up with a theme.. So we decided that: This month on Chick Flicks Musicals: The Golden Age of Musicals: From the 1940s. I hope you enjoy..
In the 1940's, America was just coming out of The Great Depression. War had taken over half the world. Because of the Hollywood muscials, people believed that dreams really do come true. The screen glittered with Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Jeanette MacDonald, Fred Astaire, Alice Faye, Gene Kelly, Betty Grable, John Payne, Ann Miller, George Murphy, Margaret O'Brien, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Danny Kaye, Carmen Miranda, Frank Sinatra, Martha Raye, Jimmy Durante, Lena Horne and Tony Martin. The Hollywood Muscial had it all in the 1940's. This Maybe my favorite era.
The actor Humphrey Bogart made his most memorable films in this decade. Orson Welles's masterpiece Citizen Kane was also released. The film noir genre was at its height.
The 40s also saw the beginnings of new technologies: computers, nuclear power and jet propulsion.