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Off The Record

I love “Yankee Doodle Dandy!” The movie, of course, is about George M. Cohan and in this scene Cohan is starring in Rogers and Hart’s aptly titled political musical “I’d Rather Be Right.” I’d love to see a revival of this play. It’d be great to see just how much has “changed” in American politics in the last 80 years.

My Beautiful Girl is really starting to get into musicals. We have had a lot of fun watching some of the children’s classics like “Mary Poppins,” and “Sound Of Music,” and of course all the fabulous cartoon princesses. But lately she has also been getting into the modern Disney ‘tween musicals too. I’ve been “Cheetah Girled” and “High School Musicaled” to death these past few weeks. I have no idea how my child could love such dreadful movies. She can’t possibly have gotten her love of cheesy cinema from me!

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Happy 4th Of July!

Happy 4th everyone! Here’s a clip from the 1955 movie “The Seven Little Foys.” It features Bob Hope as Eddie Foy and James Cagney reprising the role of George M. Cohan for which he won an Oscar when he played the composer in the 1942 movie “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” I really like both of these films and I like having the day off to eat barbecue even more!

I think it is safe to add “owner of the original White Man’s Ghetto Booty” to James Cagney’s already impressive list of accomplishments.

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