8.03.2009

Great Fun in the Great Depression

Don't remember the Great Depression??
Neither do I ... . but I've been thinking about it a lot lately.

I consider Busby Berkeley to be the King of Outrageous Musicals,
and find them to be especially relevant in "these times."
Gotta love a guy who decides that a bit of total escapism was
just the tonic for a country in dire financial straights.
Gold Diggers of 1933 featured Busby's classic gobs glamorous gals and
dressed them in dripping golden coins while singing
"We're in The Money!" Our leading lady ... Ginger Rogers .. .
first sang in English , then followed up with a Pig Latin version (!!!)

Treat yourself to a true Blast from The Past :
see the original movie trailer - HERE .
Then, see the original movie clip of The Dance of the Dollars - HERE.

It's truly ... . .. . Priceless.



Altered Photos and Mixed Media copyright Judith Thibaut

13 comments:

Elaine Kerr said...

I guess they'll always have a couple of coins to rub together!

studioJudith said...

Well, at least enough to keep them in new tap shoes!

Leau said...

priceless...as are you! smooches

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I've seen this movie many many times - it's such a delight.

But, I've never seen that piece of art work before - and it's also a real delight!

Carla said...

HI there Judith, what a wonderful original post. Nothing like a bit of glamour in a crisis. That's what we need right now, more fun and feathers. thanks carla x

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Being the old hoofer (notice there is an f in that last word, not a k)
that I am - I love Busby Berkley movies. Which is funny because I'm really not a fan of musicals. It just drives me nuts when people break into song over anything and everything. My family had hopes of me becoming a Rockette. I wanted nothing to do with it!
Catherine

Sanity Fair said...

So fun!

Sanity Fair said...

So fun!

Sanity Fair said...

So fun!

TheKeyBunch said...

Thoroughly enjoyed the clips!

Sharon

paris parfait said...

I am a huge fan of Busby Berkeley movies - and your art! It's fabulous. Did Leau mention we're having an art/photography workshop in Santa Fe April 25-28th? Hope to see you - if not at the workshop - then in Santa Fe!

Chrisy said...

Thanks for sharing these links honey...such escapism...like a fantasy land...but didn't they all look gorgeous...a bit of glamour always makes life more worth living me thinks...

My Castle in Spain said...

i love musicals and yes a zest of glamour in crisis period sometimes does us good !
:-)