25 Burst results for "Fred Astaire"

Legendary Performer Pat Boone Shares a Story About Buddy Hackett

The Eric Metaxas Show

03:44 min | 2 months ago

Legendary Performer Pat Boone Shares a Story About Buddy Hackett

"Talking to papuan. Do you understand what I'm telling you? Pat Boone. Pat, is it really you? It's definitely me. You're not just teasing me. It's really you. I confess, no makeup whatsoever. A purposely kind of fuzzy light so that I'm wearing, I'm wearing enough makeup for the two of us. Don't worry about it. I said to them, I want to look like George Hamilton. What can you do? And this is as close as they were willing to go. They didn't want to give me what you need four shades of tan more. That's all. Have you played golf with George Hamilton? I played in the same tournament with the who's who of showbiz, but not in the same force of no. What about so you've played golf with Bing Crosby? I don't know that it gets when you say you've played off with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. I think we're done. I don't think you can top that. Have you ever played? Have you ever played golf with Phyllis Diller? No, I don't think she plays, but you know, I topped it, as I say, Bing Crosby was my sponsor. He was my reason. Now, look, can I tell you a funny story about that? It involved buddy. I dare you. Go ahead. It involves Buddy Hackett. He and I were making a movie. Now you got to keep it clean. It is clean. All hands on deck with Dennis O'Keefe, Barbara Eden, and so on. And Buddy Hackett, who played an Indian in this film. It was a naval. It was in the navy. I mean, we were on the navy LST. And he was just lower course. And I was a lieutenant. And so anyway, you don't need to know the story. While we're making the film, he was taking up golf. He said, pat. He says, I want to get to be a Bel Air. Can I be a member of Bel Air? And I got to be honest, I was not, I was not expecting you to do a Buddy Hackett impression on this program. So I just checked that off my bucket list. So you're doing a film with Buddy Hackett, Barbara Eden, and during the film, Buddy Hackett is leaning on you to try to get into the Bel Air country club. Okay. Yes. Now, he was already a member of hillcrest, a Jewish club. But Bel Air, of course, is famous. That's where Howard Hughes landed his plane famously and on the golf course and things like that. And this pictures of being in bob and Fred Astaire and Gable when he had a hole in one. You know, it's where all the stars like to play. And I was a member now at 23, 24 years old. And we're in the car, and he says, I want to play a bit here. And I said, well, buddy. I don't have anything to do with except I can ask the manager. And he says, we'll do that. So I did. And the manager told me he said, you know, we don't have any Jewish members. I said, what is it? He says, it's not in our bylaws. Now, wait a minute. What year, this is like what 54, what year is this? 57. 57. Bel Air country club had no, I mean, I'm not surprised, but it's nonetheless, it's extraordinary. It was shocked to me. And they didn't say it's not in our bylaws. It's just we don't happen to have any. She said, but you can talk to the membership committee, the various members and see what they, if they'll vote, but

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"fred astaire" Discussed on Maltin On Movies

Maltin On Movies

05:16 min | 10 months ago

"fred astaire" Discussed on Maltin On Movies

"She would say we saw that in nineteen fifty one and should turn it off because my mother would never ever watch a tv show again. She would never ever watch a movie again. She would never watch reruns so i never saw the march brothers. I never saw fred astaire. I never saw any of that until i get out of the home. Because that was the absolute taboo. The one exception was the wizard of office. Which i could watch on my own every year and i could watch the three stooges because that was in the afternoon. My mom didn't have to watch. It would have my mom came in and caught me watching a beverly hills rerun beverly hillbillies rerun unacceptable unacceptable. Even when we started doing tv. My father would have to beg my mother when i got the vhs machine To be able to watch another watch my appearance on letterman again. My mother was like what we saw him on letter. Which i know to movie buffs is a totally totally foreign idea. But i've got to tell you. I'm still kinda sorta like that. I mean apocalypse. Now i saw three or four times taxi driver. I saw three or four times. The the dead trilogy romero. I saw three or four times. But most other stuff stuff that i really really love. I see once because the memory of my mother is holding me at slowing you saw that and just saw that people always asked us what watch in us. And what are you watch during the holidays. What do you watch for this that the other the truth is my dad has always had to keep up with what's new so we don't often watch things twice either again. I now as an adult can do as i please. but growing..

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"fred astaire" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:54 min | 1 year ago

"fred astaire" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Fred Astaire picked up a new way to relax. What was it A he would do regular errands like grocery shopping and mowing his lawn backwards in high heels. Be. He started skateboarding in his driveway and fell in love with it. See, he started tagging spray painting local monuments with the phrase Gene Kelly sucks. Well, none of them sounds terribly likely. But I'm gonna go with a so you think that he would run do regular errands like grocery shopping and mowing his lawn backwards in high heels. I'm afraid that would be my guess. He was skateboarding. He became a lifetime member of the national skateboarding Society. Really? I'm amazing upon all right. We'll go to the next question. Prime Minister Winston Churchill had a way He loved to relax, but he was really bad at it. It was. Which of these A. He was an avid but very slow jogger and claimed to be the first man to break the four hour mile be he loved bricklaying but once got a note from the bricklayers union, saying You would not be sufficiently competent to carry on the work of a fully qualified bricklayer, or C. He adored scrapbooking, which his wife Clementine's called crap booking. I would go for C. I mean, I could see him trying to do a brick laying job. I can't see him jogging, but a scrapbook. Yeah, that sounds consistent with my understanding. Winston Churchill. Well, you like toe lay bricks. Who? No 10, dear. All right, Professor writes you gotta get one of these. Right? All right. You gotta get that better. What's gonna happen? I mean, Steve, What? Didn't I hear that Steve Bryant's Justice? Supreme Court got three Exactly. Justice Stephen Prior got on these still on the Supreme Court so well, for now, all you need is one right. You'd be better than briar. So that's all you're looking. For your last question. When he's not busting heads and driving fast cars. Actor Vin Diesel relaxes by doing what a riding a tandem bicycle with Dame Judi Dench be playing Dungeons and Dragons with Dame Judi Dench. See gently bench pressing Dame Judi Dench. I like you a little relation of Dungeons and Dragons with Dame Judi Dench. So I think I'm going to try that one. Professor Rice. You are better than Steven Brier, D and D and diesel. He's been an avid player for over 20 years, including a game. With Dame Judi Dench doesn't know me, Bill. How did Robert Rice do? He pulled victory from defeat. Congratulations, Robert writes. You did a great down Robert Righteous and author professor and the former Secretary.

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High School Sports: Being A Female In A Male-Dominated Industry.

CNAA Overtime

02:17 min | 1 year ago

High School Sports: Being A Female In A Male-Dominated Industry.

"Talk a little bit about being a female in a male dominated industry. How how is that for you. Just being a part of that. And what are the challenges that you you've had to overcome because of it. Sure it's i'll say it's very hard and it's very lonely or athletic director for twenty five years and it took me up until about two years ago to really find my voice and can have the courage to network and find other female athletic directors. Oftentimes i find myself as the only woman in the room and that can be daunting i- ideal as a female asset director idealist. So many preconceived notion about who. I am I don't fit the narrative of what a high school athletic director looks like. But people struggle with that People look at me. And i'm too masculine and feminine all the same time I to compare what i do With as long as opposed to my mail athletic director's peers. You know talk about Ginger rogers and her strict and started airs a great dancing duo and ginger. Rogers did everything fred. Astaire did but backwards and in heels. And i feel like that's what i'm doing every day. I'm doing my job. Black hills concurred my male counterparts. So you know it got to the point that okay you know i. I don't want to do this anymore. i don. I be manse claimed by mail officials. Anymore you know. I don't wanna go to vendor fair at an athletic director's conference and we Vendors look at my husband start or sale coach talking to my husband because they automatically assume that i'm not the director And it came. I said okay. There's time to do something about this. And so i created the global community of women high school sports and that has led to. Just i'd amazing energy and amazing network. I find myself amongst woman now. you know. We're all we all in the same boat. So this is an amazing time. These last couple of years creating and expanding the global community woman high school sports.

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How Chicago's Death Alley Got Its Name

Ghost Light

11:00 min | 1 year ago

How Chicago's Death Alley Got Its Name

"By I decided to restart my day took a shower here. We are feeling good feeling in feel like I'm in the driver's seat. Good. Good. Yeah. That's a lesson forever and restart your day whenever you choose if you're not going the way, you want it. You get to restart it whenever you want and hydrate. And hydrate I'm going to a separate now. Everyone with us. Wasn't that refreshing. So before we get into the history of the Pittsburgh playhouse. Mercedes who again today script wrote us a little introduction. So without further ado, let's get into says. Introduction. She writes I love Pittsburgh. It's my home city, and in my humble opinion, it's one of the top two best cities on the planet. It's a place full of life and culture and history, but it's so small unleash that it tends to fly beneath the radar for most I grew up loving the city and knowing that it has a lot to offer when it comes artistic expression August Wilson, famously loved the city his home city so much that he created that connick Pittsburgh cycle it's an amazing city so to me, it just makes sense that if ghosts were real, they'd want to come back to hang out in the burgh I love for a little longer guests I love that you really heartfelt starts episode Mercedes. I think I need to go to Pittsburgh have you been now? Road trip I how far far could we drive from here? Yeah. I don't think it's far I think yeah I don't know. No I think. We'll take our stark reserves. Okay. So the history of the Pittsburgh playhouse. By Mercedes okay. The historic Pittsburgh playhouse originally on craft and was not so much a theater as it was a collection of buildings that were brought and then turned into theatrical spaces. The first of these was acquired in nineteen, thirty four and was formerly a German Social Club. This building was bought as a wedding present by Richard. Row for his wife Helen Wayne their stories actually very cute. So Richard. Fell in love with Helen when he first saw her perform in New York, his family was super rich and well-known Spanish factors in Pittsburgh. So he bought the location for Helen to give her a nice space to act in Pittsburgh. He basically did this so that they could live there together and she would feel fulfilled even though she wasn't a Big New York City Act trix actress. On that's so cute. Matching someone just give. The building. Just so that you can. Live in the and like feel like you're a big time. Yeah. I get jobs. Yes. Okay. So that their names are Helen and Richard Richard and So. With that, the Pittsburgh Civic playhouse was formed not just by Richard and Helen. It was a group of artists making up the company but like the rows. Oh but like the rows were moneybags. playhouses. Next purchase was an adjacent house to act as a lobby for what was then known as the Roth eater. The first performance in this theater and lobby space was in nineteen, thirty four. The playhouse was fairly popular in the thirties and forties staging productions of Noel Coward's private lives in Thornton wilders. Then new our town during his l.. Then new. Oh. I would like to, I. would like to live in a world where. Still felt new. During this, the playhouses signature leading lady was, of course, none other than Helen Wayne row, which seems like a pretty sweet deal and I'm jealous of her whole situation getting a sugar daddy to basically launch her acting career. Mercedes. SPEAK ON A. So the stage also housed musicals and featured a little known dancer choreographer just months before he would get his big break on Broadway you WanNa. Take a guess Fred Astaire. Close. Close. Oh Who Does skin I don't another dig her come on. It's obvious. Gene, Kelly. of. Yeah. Gosh. Okay. But I've heard he's like Not Nice well, did he like demand rehearsals like over and over again tell people bleeding? Yeah something wacko on in singing in the rain like I've brought up seeing in the rain on this podcast before which is funny. Okay. So that's NEAT I didn't know Gene Kelly was from. Pittsburgh neither that means Jim Kelly Okay Mall from the Burgh. What a gorgeous dancer what? Does little tap into. All right. Moving on. The third building that was additives Hodgepodge of theaters was formerly the tree of life synagogue the congregation moved to Squirrel Hill. I have to stop. I have to stop Squirrel Hill. Sounds like that sounds like a horrifying like like scary movie of chipmunks and squirrels like like. or or Blake dream. Yes my partner like squirrels. Okay. the congregation moved to Scroll Hill in nineteen fifty, one in this space was acquired by the playhouse making up their largest theater space. The Rock wealthier underneath the theater was a restaurant known as the playhouse restaurant. A former ballroom turned ice cream parlor. Cute. Wow. They're out here like setting up a small town. Lot of they got a restaurant. So there's three theaters. All connecting. So like spaces. Yeah. It was the playhouse restaurant, which is a ballroom to ice cream parlor. Got It. So you want got it another local Pittsburgh or to get their star at the playhouse before becoming a household name was one Shirley. Jones. I don't know that is. Listeners You do but I hope you do if you don't Google it we will. Profess, she performed in the playoffs. Many times Okay. Walmer says love that fact but. I feel like we're GONNA waking up in like feel stupid or something. Yeah. Well, another Pittsburgh native who has a history at the playhouse, oh? My Gosh is Jeff. Goldblum. We love chuckles literally Jeff. Goldblum pits. Pittsburgh playhouse butter boop. Out by I love. Jeff. Jacob Blue, that's the best I can I gotta wash him. Once when I go on benders watching Jeff Videos I can get that I can get that down pat? I can do really well that was impression to have like just in your back pocket it is it is when parties come back in twenty thirty I'll be sure to have perfected that party trick. Apparently, his first acting was done with the children's Cedar through playhouse junior an educational opportunities where children received professional training on a professional stage. Mercedes wrote feel free to have Goldblum here I would like to but I don't know why I love You love yes. We've why sorry I just I we did watch this show. But I'm just saying like outside of like that show on Disney plastic everyone by the way if you're busy plus stream Jeff. Goldblum show it's incredible but. I Love Jeff Goldblum I want his his interviews on Graham Norton also highly recommend every interview on. Yeah. True. True. Just pivoting entirely too grim noreen. My favorite episode did US maybe we are together. So don't get mad at me but did you watch that episode of Jeff. Goldblum the world according to Jeff Goldblum by the way is the full title did you watch the episode where he goes to Jeff Goldblum Day and gets like a tattoo like he'll give some tattoo people are getting Jeff. Goldblum. FLASH TATTOOS DID YOU. Know I didn't. But I've seen I've seen him Like. In an interview talking about people getting tattoos of him. And it's so funny. It's like I feel like we should be our next to you remember when we had just left London and somewhat some artists like installed this giant Jeff Goldblum statue on like Phil Lot on the lawn outside the the bridge theater setting somewhere around there and they had this like Gorgeous Gold Statue of Jeff Goldblum laying down like he doesn't Dross Park Oh. Yeah and he's like young his shirtless Yeah Walnut list but tank top or whatever no just a button down but it was like not buttoned half a Oh Anyway so you shouldn't. Superstar. He is he's got to love him. Okay. We're going to move on because this isn't his show but if he's listening it can be your show, Jeff. He's just sweet. Just send us an email. Go slight see the me calm your show. Can take over. So. The theater began to struggle financially and was acquired by point bark. Point Park University in nineteen sixty eight the playhouse continued to operate now mostly for students for many years this way this wasn't a perfect fit though the buildings of the playhouse were old and not originally intended for theater. They were also much farther from Point Park's main downtown campus making the playhouse more trouble for the school than it was worth in late two, thousand, eighteen, the old Pittsburgh playhouse buildings crafts avenue were demolished as the spirit of the playhouse was moved to a new home. Oh, that's a bummer. It's like cool history. The new Pittsburgh playhouse complex is located on Forbes and fourth, and while it may not have as many ghosts lingering as the old buildings had it is at the very least a space that was designed and intended to be used for theatre. Sad. Sad. Okay. Well, moving on things the hunting section of the Pittsburgh playhouse. We gotta get my my spooky vocal but We also Halloween town reference. Have you sir. Familiar. Halloween town. Longtime ago. I know. Collectively, Judge Lino, she was not raised on D. Calms and it shows in times like this. There's a wonderful line that Debbie Reynolds has when she corrects her grandson on how to make a ghost noise like make it like this out of a ghost sign it was one of the daughters anyway she's like she's like she says something about it being like like lower and more melancholic

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"fred astaire" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

06:39 min | 1 year ago

"fred astaire" Discussed on WSB-AM

"Do you know? Man, I think is that there's general rules like if you don't glow, right, you're not a serial killer. You're on the right side of history on that one, right? There's some pretty hardened fast lanes. If you don't go around murdering people and trying to hurt people, and you know that that I would consider that to be the wrong side of history, But when it comes to just ideas, political or entertain them Entertainment. I don't I just miss concept. It's so arrogant. We're on the right side of history. Well, how do you know? You're not gonna be here in 150 years. Here's a little thing that just don't you think the people 150 years ago? Thought they were on the right side of history. You think they were walking around going? Oh, you know, it's not gonna be long before this music stops. And we're going to be exposed and everyone's going to know how horrible know they thought. I mean. If you're not, then 150 years. You don't know what people are going to think about us. We think in 150 years, people are going to think that we're on the right side of history. But 150 years ago, people thought that we would think That they were on the right side of history. People. People think that they're good. People think that what they're doing is good if they're not serial killers or just awful evil people who were just out to harm others. Cultures, mores, ideas that are popular at a time in an era. People don't walk around. There are very few, You know, Bond villains in history where people had Yes, I want to miss that hope exists, But statistically. Not so much. You don't have to go back. 150 years. They go to, like, 70 years. Look it Ah, if you if you don't think that people always think through the right side of history. Then explain Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire to me. All right, So these two guys wildly talented, left, leave behind great things thatyou confined at any point in your life. Fred Astaire Amazing dancer. They both have more than one thing that's out there now of them doing musical numbers in blackface. This was in the forties. You really think or my thirties or forties? You really think In their mind. They were thinking I'm on the wrong side of history. In the era that they were living in. They wouldn't do that. Like you know what? I'm going to leave a couple of things behind after I'm dead just to sully my entire career. My entire great People think they're doing good. This is the thing is not understood by the left or the right anymore. Both sides both so convinced they're so right that they're convinced the other side knows there, right? And therefore I just don't have any. I talked about this yesterday. And I want to get into Ah, another Rantie kind of show because really Rantie show yesterday and I'm aware of that. But it's on the face of it. I will agree. There are certain things like serial killing Proctor for no good reason. And yet there's things that put you on the wrong side of history like Charles Manson, and the era was gonna be on the wrong side of history. So there are hardened fast things, but when it comes to ideas, mores, cultures It's just silly. For you to state that, you know, right now that you're on the right side of history, If we make it 1000 more years, we have no idea. We maybe seems completely silly. Oh, my God, the social media era. Maybe laughed upon as the most ridiculous you have no idea if you're 23 you're on social Media. You're like, Wow, We're modern. I got news for you. Every Era in the last 10,000 years. Those people thought of themselves, not the dark ages, So I should say most those people thought of themselves as modern. We think. Oh, my God In the computer era, smart phones, everything coming at us data? Absolutely. It's more modern. We have an aqueduct. Yeah. If you were cabin that's going all the way that drove, right. That was really modern water around weaken. Wow, We're not like those idiots from 50 years ago who couldn't who couldn't do anything. If you lived in the at the turn of from 18 99 to 1900 You know. Suddenly the cars were showing up along with horses. You know, the concept of air travel is beginning is the electric light bulb, which wasn't around everywhere until someone like 1919 10 is where became, I think more ubiquitous in cities. We were looking at an entirely different world. We look at somebody in 1905 is Oh, my God. Didn't they do everything in black and white? They saw themselves as the most modern people in the history of the world. Just like you, D'oh. And we now look at them is like, Oh, they're backward. You have no idea how history is going to judge you. And it is the most arrogant thing in the world to declare that you're on the right side of history. All right. Well, you just Ah, Autumn stuff Here we have time. We have taught you all that time. Did you say to your social media point there? You know, Autumn thought that vine was going to be a thing. She was a viable tell you something, Wass. Bring up my beloved. She was a fine artist. They call it they call them the Harlem van artist. She was a fine artist. Careful. All right, pea vine gone too soon. Never forget so Ah, And she made really good stuff is available anywhere. I don't know. Could you take it and put it on YouTube Really been my Twitter feed right now. You be careful. So, Yeah. You got a really, really got to get in there. You gotta know me deeper. Maybe to the left and good. Oh, that's a digital. Oh, yeah, It's a virtual Oh, this while the kids don't have sex there, enjoy this. They reach climax. Well, this way. I want a sandwich. Make it so there's so there you go. What was the question? You ask me? I don't have time for w Way have time to do. W t f That's the question I asked to you, by the way. To be honest, Joe Biden is not the only one losing. But then I'm not asking to run the country..

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"fred astaire" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

01:52 min | 2 years ago

"fred astaire" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Stars with Fred Astaire is like a multiple time dance champion pretty much all around great guy healthcare expert he's gonna be talking about a million mask initiative which is just really cool that that these doing to help those that are on the front lines and and need them we're gonna talk with him about that coming up in just a bit so yeah it's is this is a really really good stuff all right let's let's take a look at what is trending with Lilian Wu she's got an update from fox news radio Her Majesty the queen with a message of hope amid the corona virus pandemic I'm Lillian will and I'll have that next inbox trending Queen Elizabeth getting high praise for a rare address to the United Kingdom the queen reassuring the people of the UK that better days are ahead as they fight the corona virus while we have faced challenges before this one is different this time we joined with all nations across the globe in a common endeavor using the great advances or silence and our instinctive compassion to heal the four minute speech going over big on social media Terry tweets I love how the queen has single handedly United the whole country Josh writes got to say that hash tag queen's speech was exactly what we needed as a nation and Commonwealth and another admirers says the queen the getting it right every time the queen's address coming after her son prince Charles exited self isolation after coming down with corona virus Houston Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander will be donating his paychecks to charities helping with corona virus relief efforts during baseball's shut down for a lander and his supermodel wife Kate Upton made the announcement in an Instagram post so just found out that MLB.

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"fred astaire" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

05:28 min | 2 years ago

"fred astaire" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Tampa Bay and joining us right now is a representative for Fred Astaire dance studios videos and I'm gonna try to get the name right here Linda but Linda gets tree who do I say it right credit quality has Linda gates is my name yet good morning well good morning and one of the the students doing now the Fred Astaire dance studios I should say what are you all doing with the coronavirus now yeah I'd time for all of the chords and and everybody knows that is that social interaction and of course we all use the human touch wildly dancing with each other so yes it's not really easy but we are all very creative and caring of people so we were able to create a online platform which is called British their online left dot com where everybody can go and everybody can get free streaming and recorded dance lessons that are available there's over a hundred lessons that anybody can try it between beginners the end for our audience you then need to have I can't exercise is on there let the kids and he saw parents with their children can even be into the hall and of course we have some as well for you then you are not as more violence this time still others even actually fight is just sitting on the chair and practicing a little bit of upper body movement so anything you're looking for you will be able to find the on the on your online lessons dot com we also have specialties on our social media so every Monday well have on special teams said this Monday he had doubts that family plan which was the other thing for parents and children dancing so we had even twenty to belong to joining us and he was teaching with his two daughters on Monday and the next Monday we gonna have a different being that everybody can join us on the social media and enjoy a pretty damn class online from the safety of their whole it doesn't doesn't have to go anywhere and don't have you feel that they might be exposing themselves one body out with this crazy buyers that we have to all be aware what's it how long have you been using the online platform for dance lessons like this we have this for the last two weeks so our national company was rectangle leaving you very fast the end of the last few weeks anybody can go off on the platform but subscription at this point do you think that this maybe opens the door should maybe doing this in the future where people can't you know when everything clears up when we get back to normal where maybe you could offer virtual online classes and it kind of opens up a new door to opportunities for you definitely and that's going to be doing with our current students as well we do have a virtual classes so all over if you use the temple they are currently closed and all of them are doing virtual classes over the internet so obviously everybody's using no at this point so they're all having their instructors either from the safety of their whole or in the future they're going and they're teaching the virtual group class or classes with us students pretty much sitting at home I can't be at home in their living room so yeah it is it's a it's a great opportunity falls all over thinking out of the box and I think we have to because as bad as it sounds this might not be the first and the last frost well very good work that you all are doing with the Fred Astaire dance studios and they are there are four individually owned studios in Saint Pete Pasadena St Pete north Brandon in north Tampa and Orlando let me try it again here get shaky No Way you're very close that's all right just give them the ability that I'll just call you Linda thank you Linda it's eight forty nine A. M. Tampa Bay the truth and this is a Sean Hannity morning minute Mike Lindell of MyPillow dot com he's changed his whole manufacturing center away from his business to to build masks club because he bought he said I believe in god and I thank god Donald trump's in charge for this fall okay let's just beat the crap out of him for that meanwhile okay how much money is he likely losing in investing in helping his fellow man we also have Abbott labs this is really really important that is they have successfully created a task for parole not covert nineteen that will get results in a round five minutes and every state will receive a lot of those testing machines and they can perform up to fifty thousand tests per day which they're ready to put into effect in and you on the story later today Hey.

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"fred astaire" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:27 min | 2 years ago

"fred astaire" Discussed on WGN Radio

"One of the voices that hi at a James beard a fat lasts fearful style wow wow wow I like it I like a dance song can't you just picture some romantic what I cannot do it cannot to like the holding the partner holding the girl and dancing I can't do that now why not I mean I could you could hold or dance I could dance like in my space and then she dances in her space now we're talking that little added James down I know but I I now I can I can slow dance you know we just holding just rocking back and forth I can do that that's what you do when you're thirteen what what I can do that but as far as like turning the girl and it being and all that yeah I can't do it right I just cannot so maybe a romantic at heart I wonder if I should take lessons like yeah at Fred Astaire yeah that would be Fred Astaire dance you have to find the girl who's willing to go with you though that's the toughest part staff that is the toughest part right there for you now yeah and then I noticed that I could sing at lan yeah I know found my one that will dance with me yeah you so stick to the dancing yeah all right this is our three of the WGN radio theatre in this hour we will be tuning in to murder at midnight good this stream from nineteen forty six a sci fi story called the secret of X. R. three wonder what that's all about that will be good and then in our next are Gildersleeve the great Gildersleeve good comedy and then the hall fantasies so we have a lot more coming your way and we really appreciate you joining us folks out there in radio land tuning in to us every Saturday night from ten PM till three o'clock in the morning playing all your favorite classic radio shows we do have a text in line three one two nine eight one seven two hundred three one two nine eight one seven two hundred we absolutely love getting your tax I am reading on the tax yeah I really do appreciate yeah the comments when we come back from the news not news when we come back from the commercial break we will play our segment show us the fax from nineteen forty six all your facts will be from forty six and then it's murder at midnight stick around say hello.

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The Marlboro Woman

Household Name

08:44 min | 2 years ago

The Marlboro Woman

"Before the Marlboro Man. Before the Marlboro woman. Even women didn't really smoke. In fact in some places. It was even illegal to help me tell that story. I wrote Aria Bendix into the studio with me. I'm already so on. It gets toasted here as well too. So cool cool. So why don't we start? Warriors a reporter at business insider. Who's covered the history of smoking and Marlborough? Why don't we start at the turn of the century? What was the association between women and smoking so there was a strong negative association between women and smoking. It was not something that polite woman did. There was a lot of societal disapproval. That was definitely the big thing but there was also a few legal attempts to sort of prohibit women from smoking in public in nineteen. Oh four there was a woman who was actually turned in by her husband for smoking in the presence of her children and she faced thirty days of jail. Time for that and then a few years later There's actually a short-lived ban in New York City that prohibited women from smoking in public. So it really was. Smoking was really seen as not a thing. That a lady. Oh well raised woman would do woman of good moral standing. So then what changed? So what changed was World War One inside the White House. President Woodrow Wilson compared with advisors then signed the proclamation of war against Germany and that was really when women started to take on up. Actually enter the workforce for the first time and take on jobs that were traditionally says he'd with men behind every man or the woman at American women were daintily mightily and they also changed their appearance to reflect that so women started to have shorter hair started to wear pants and then they also started to pick up cigarettes by one thousand. Nine hundred thousand American women had won the right to vote but even within the Feminist Movement for some smoking was taboo. Some of the activists for women's rights actually went to great lengths to distance themselves from women who smoked Lucy. Page Gaston for example was a vocal opponent of smoking and drinking alcohol. She wasn't trying to ally herself with women who were redefining femininity. Instead she wanted to empower women who embodied the old Victorian ideals of womanhood who would use their vote to advocate for temperance and respectability and enforce their high moral standards on the broader population. So where does the story of Marlboro Start? So it starts with Philip Morris which used to be British Tobacco Company in the One thousand nine hundred twenty s they really wanted to get a stronger foothold in the US market so they came up with the idea of the Marlboro Brand and in nineteen twenty four. The introduced it as a cigarette brand for women. Nineteen twenty four was a really tough time for a newcomer to be making a play for the US cigarette market at all. Never Mind Marketing to women. That's because it was already pretty locked down by four big tobacco companies. Actually there used to be one gigantic company a monopoly until the US Supreme Court and a bunch of trust. Busting Congressman. Put a stop to that in the nineteen teens. Anyway by the Nineteen Twenties Marlboro. Was this small fish making its debut and upon full of. I'm just GONNA go with this great white sharks so it set its sights on the other. Small fish in the cigarette pond women and since suffragettes Lucy Page Gaston. Were not going to light up anytime soon. Marlboro had to find a way to make smoking socially acceptable for women. It had to make cigarettes. Which many saw as symbols of vulgarity and promiscuity actually feminine by Victorian Standards So one of the first advertisements that they came out with was this quote unquote mild as May campaign may like the month of May delicate breezy dainty elegant for find polite. And there's something amazing about how Marlboro. Sins that message through these ads. Like if you look at them. The women picture aren't even smoking but it almost doesn't because they look so glamorous every one of them sort of had like this dark lib this perfectly quaffed hair. The secret was sort of daintily hanging off their fingertips looking a little bit seductive but it was also somewhat reminiscent of the Victorian ideals of Amenity. That sort of caring us into the nineteen twenties. You see this sort of stereotype of a lady. A very elegant woman that marble woman is basically like the Modern Day Portland of instagram influence. Our I mean everything that women sort of wanted and aspire to be mild is may was everything. A woman could want in a cigarette. The ads made it look like an essential accessory as natural a woman's hand as the lipstick on her lips. There was a lot of concern that women's lipstick would actually get at the end of their cigarette. So what they did was actually create a grease proof tip that would prevent that and it would keep your lipstick looking nice while you were smoking after that. They also introduced a red rim around the cigarette and that was meant to disguise the lipstick itself. We are miles away from the Marlboro Man. Here that even his Marlboro and its parent company. Philip Morris continued to work on making it cigarette look appealing to women. It had a bigger obstacle to tackle. Most women did not know how to smoke. So Philip Morris sponsored. A lecture series that toured the country and taught women the basics. It hit ladies clubs charm. School's department stores and nurses lounges covering etiquette had opened the packages avoid lipstick smears and prevent fires. Oh my God and slowly but surely marbles efforts started to make inroads so the advertisements are resonating with women Marlboros. Getting letters from women thanking them for the ADS. More women are starting to pick up smoking. But it's actually not doing much for the brand itself. It was pretty much failing as a business they were capturing a miniscule portion of the cigarette market at that time turns out. Marlboro. Wasn't the only cigarette company on the block with the bright idea of advertising to women in fact the American Tobacco Company one of the four giants which used to have a monopoly on cigarettes. It wanted to get women to smoke. Just as badly as Marlboro did and its main brand. Lucky strike was a much bigger name than Marlboro. The president of the American Tobacco Company poured about one point five billion dollars in today's dollars into advertisements in the first decade of the lucky advertisements. So they were funneling money into the brand and that sort of reflected in that sales they were sort of catering to everyone and they saw the same opportunity. Marble did that. They weren't actually targeted advertisements to half of the population which was women so they put out a lot of the same messaging. That Marlboro did a lot of that. Same like feminine ideals of Beauty. They weren't a woman's cigarette brand but they certainly began catering their advertisements to women but nineteen twenty nine both companies had been running ads featuring women for years. Marlboro had even gone so far as to show a woman in one of the advertisements. Actually smoking a cigarette. Just holding it seductively. But even that wasn't enough so to break through the negative by surrounding women in cigarettes once and for all the American Tobacco Company launched another offensive. And this one would below the politics of women's smoking wide. Open the president of the American Tobacco Company calls up this Guy Edward Brenes and he's now known as the father of Public Relations and he was actually fun fact. The nephew Sigmund Freud and so- Bernez comes up with this idea to stage a protest in New York City he recruits all. These debutantes who sort of look like the everyday woman but they're also super elegant and he gets them to basically marched through the streets of New York on the Easter Day parade carrying lit cigarettes in their hand and he called the the torches of freedom so cigarettes were known as the torches of freedom the Easter parade. One of the most important events on New York City's social calendar. Women were there to be seen. They were the newest fashions. Their boldest hats and stranded down Fifth Avenue. Like it was a runway. It was such a cultural touchstone. The American composer Irving Berlin even wrote a song about it and it became the basis for a nineteen thirty three. Judy Garland Fred astaire movie new the grandest Bala Anyway crashing. This event was a big deal and the torches of freedom the woman marching down Fifth Avenue in their finery carrying lit cigarettes. That image caught fire. It was a huge news story and it sort of kicked off the idea of women smoking in public really. Yeah I mean I see it as sort of the fulcrum to change the social tied women in other cities as well not just New York City but now San Francisco and Detroit. Were now taking the streets and smoking their cigarettes or torches a free. They had their own torches. Afraid of

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"fred astaire" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"fred astaire" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Frank recorded back in nineteen sixty one here's a fine romance of fun and Roman with no kiss five in a row my friend this we should be like yes the and roll you ness of and you this is a fine news we and this we should this we listen.

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Tesla’s market cap has eclipsed that of Ford at its peak

CNBC's Fast Money

01:53 min | 2 years ago

Tesla’s market cap has eclipsed that of Ford at its peak

"Now tesla is about two billion dollars away from being worth GM and Ford their market market caps combined. Now let's not enterprise value. That's a different story entirely. But in terms of purely market gap tesla is almost worth. GM and Ford Combined Finally Finally Argus Research the latest go out with a new note today raising its price. Target for Tesla this target five hundred and fifty six dollars. Brian and those numbers on market CAP filler staggering. But you know I think you know this and I know this and our audience probably noses but it bears repeating is that the reason that exis- this is even though GM sales or what six or seven times that of Tesla so is their debt load debt ways down the market cap so it's not a pure. Here's a reflection of of Tesla's value that you've got to sort of subtract all the debt at Ford and GM have and that's why people always say look at the enterprise value you because if you look at an enterprise value. Ford is more valuable than General Motors. And I don't know the exact numbers I I WANNA say like one hundred and thirty two hundred thirty four billion and then you've got all the way down at like eighty eight eighty nine billion somewhere like that But that has been appointed alday might send told he's been talking about this nonetheless I think we're getting to the point Brian where five hundred share is not only a possibility but could happen relatively soon and remember remember when Eline Musk's contract was redone and his compensation package people said you know if he ever gets to a market cap of one hundred billion dollars. I can't remember exactly what his compensation is. But it's a big payday that's not too far fetched. They're only what fourteen billion billion away from that. Yeah and you could take just a tiny sliver that money and go to dancing school the Fred Astaire can't cost that much Filipo thank you very

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"fred astaire" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:45 min | 2 years ago

"fred astaire" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Of the angels do you that place life's a taste of honey whether today's celebrations in Eugene the money should the our this cloudy she's got ways of say and how to make it everyone soap does they if you've got a for then I'm saving for the strain on to get in the C. just saying you although Tony Bennett the art of excellence the nineteen eighty six album that found him in fine form the beginning of a good run of Tony Bennett resurgence in usual song one that comes from the Fred Astaire songbook not songs by Berlin or Gershwin or current introduce bias there but things that he wrote may I present Fred Astaire song writer a guy who has collaborated in his time with the likes of for example Johnny Mercer it was a tune it was written for and performed for a Fred show called the after beat it was songs that he cooked up with lyrics by Gladys Shelley there are songs that even date back to his vaudeville days in the nineteen twenties and the very first of those the tune that he co wrote with a guy named Roy Atwell in nineteen nineteen was called she's got so for bride blues that's the beginning of the Fred Astaire songbook it ends with the last composition that he penned with Tommy wolf the song city of the angels you heard Tony Bennett sing at least a low before that saying dream a little dream of me and Sinatra for the academy award a smash swinging on a star in well from that file here comes the man that got away Schwinn and Arlen and Karen Mason ninety three point nine FM W. NYC.

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"fred astaire" Discussed on The Bone 102.5

The Bone 102.5

11:25 min | 2 years ago

"fred astaire" Discussed on The Bone 102.5

"Go go go go go go master this enough to sit claim number what could have been that looks like it it became a source of return a call on it it like an approach to celebrate your we make it a total today better days come and see what a musician they lack so so they what it down so first approached seats up a title to believe his nature to take its forces and like get divorced in excess of what's included in the discourse in it to look the ticket should they be in fact saying he is like in the back of their reputed combined with the fact that the control of the piece of track and we play a policy the big wave as he was close to invade it to see the race son of a gun does a great fade away which is the big the hopeful for predicated right eight during coffee start my day with a L. putting thought to be trapped in a brief for the cells no C. O. to on a free to exhale breathed out on the page create a space would it still well off leading grand scale army to commander is the policy of planning attacks was that a page with days to the execution thought to run well sometimes it just confuse them every day three not mystery because city if that be hard Eskimo quickly bring the page given him he details one last phrase placed in a state like a street the raids separation anxiety this call is when I bought this from the venomous side of me they kill them we take this mentality with the quality actually mad this is honestly what these rabbits at all because of me got an economy hall but to see the call to begin to live dot it can often have see what I mean how was before I started my review born of the I want to see most of the day is the goodness of calm before the storm in the what was actually not this but this is he opened doors finished for what the what the heck's we save a complication well the posting any crop final destination we we end up with this property no plate would never get it back the second was it is played and put it what is it about that to talk to the never know with when they hit the pit stop it's not right plain slow but just yet energy calculator synergy in the facility is that with damage to the date that we flat brim impasse in the latest fashion pen and pad assassin make up with a plan to extend my foot tapping a million Jean Kelly and Fred Astaire is that the city each set the set the club a conocer which one to get more flat sort of a tool that not a student trying to fix our brave legal froze in cold the Incredibles weapon like the Pixar this kind of won't last three else like my team don't practice begin the air like the weed smoke adept will be followed well that's up the quotes of semi autos pill so much he's told bags for person is what's what's a brief hold cold cuts track meets all these beings bro golf buddy young though with the flow what they might have a data table to store because told Monday elevated once again Johnny P. Sally this is silly I love this out let us do this band hip hop it builds a man's world Hey you know I will always support the scene and not all the things goes you guys menu make my show a hundred times better every time you step in the room so it's all love in this room I really really appreciate it and we've done we've gone anywhere so mixtape Monday let's give Pablo I will give you a little final mixdown you ready sure he's always ready I never had ever said possibly raise like give me ten minutes now he's got turntables in bed with them I just keep going like you let's go it is makes a money why why is in the the stuff once in awhile we switch it up what a day because the and no one had the gall to when it comes the mixtape Monday projects every other Monday one hundred the whole room make it tonight DJ Danny vantage hanging out course if you just tuned in you missed out black mass perception destroyed it once again all the videos will be going up on all social media I'm in the middle attack and stuff right now feel like an old lady when I'm just do it one time and it just went on all of them but hello I'm finger in my fall pretty hard right yeah because the phone line ninety seven so each and every individual what is America right now I'm your listening to wanted to five the bone home only Spanish from the my cal to show have a great weekend and make sure.

"fred astaire" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:57 min | 2 years ago

"fred astaire" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Well that complete some Fred Astaire thoughts but it also initiates another conversation Ella Fitzgerald with Nelson riddle a fine romance staring Oscar Peterson ahead of after top hat white tie and tails Jackie Cain Roy crawl and their song Fred Astaire ball Cavalcanti the song book on W. NYC now back to a fine romance nineteen sixty four Jerome Kern songbook album by this point Nelson riddle had worked with Ella Fitzgerald before and would work with her again but here it is in the sort of mid point of their collaboration and it's it's this the cream of it all there's no better with the year more sophisticated writing and you could imagine as a backdrop behind the singer is so on top of her game itself it's Gerald so what it stands as a shining example of something that would become associated with Nelson riddle all through his career I mention him because this is the day that he died in nineteen eighty five to understand his professional trajectory to kind of start a time line on Nelson we need to begin here I'll tell you why in a moment uhhuh uhhuh so the reason why I say that the riddle story kinda begins there is because what you heard the famous Glenn Miller orchestra record of little brown jug can be credited to add a ranger bill Finnegan who took a very young Nelson riddle under his wing his first teacher Nelson riddle knew he wanted to do this from an early age as a kid growing up in Bergen county he undoubtedly was aware of the road houses that were around when New Jersey suburbs was still kind of the country and between shuttling back and forth between that suburban countryside the Jersey Shore in and out of New York City occasionally Nelson started to develop a real interest in the local music which was swing music and bill Finnegan as you can plainly here is a guy who gets the fact that in arrangement the orchestra has to be having a conversation with itself and the soloists including the lead singer that it frames so in this instrumental piece all those wonderful solos are a natural part of the conversation that goes on the different parts of the orchestra jump ahead years later Frank Sinatra and Harry sweets Edison get to saying in the Nelson riddle arrangement and even though sweets part is shorter and smaller and non vocal easing into riddle would join the Charlie Spivak orchestra he would get a job professionally arranging and conducting and a hit record would finally come along for him in nineteen forty nine but the star was Doris Day the song book on W. NYC.

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"fred astaire" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:37 min | 2 years ago

"fred astaire" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And then with a friend named signees sweet baby James as we knew him then sunny skies the song book on W. NYC he's a guy who's got a demeanor it's part of his whole essence it's not just the sound or the performance but they there's a vibe to him and I think that that's what makes a super star Fred Astaire had all kinds of that going on and Jackie Cain and Roy crawl have a wonderful song the taps into it the song book on W. NYC and red he yeah just an invitation through the mail your presence is requested the same phone top half my time not take the win I'll say because I went by step by the sea top past what time no.

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"fred astaire" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

03:25 min | 2 years ago

"fred astaire" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Covers some paying as she is so good she's so good she's amazing yeah that really it's all damn meal that juice. you know lose would love it my guys this always pinching herself because she's been number one on the Billboard hot one hundred of little old town road got bye bye somebody for like two weeks Bailey eyelash. yeah once and then it was little girl or yeah bad bad. did you see her PO dancing done yet and I know he posted it okay ever was I am going Casey how she dancing on the ceiling you said it's called turning the camera upside down all will Laurie not necessarily that's not how Fred Astaire did it the entire thing that she was dancing yeah that this the camera stayed the same what she was moving in that rotated though the words the set that she was on the set see it's a box you're in the middle of the bar as he wasn't this is the care no no the box with these which she was on with that if that turned out right that's a lesser mass Casey a technical question please yeah. hi I'm. this rotating box that goes with her out and we're not the only thing I mean I don't have the Billy Irish album or anything and senior in concert but I feel like her songs sound alike oh sorry I. with you downers yeah I mean she's in a very low tone in half. I thought the SNL skit woody Harrelson's monologue was fun and he running a fashion or yeah I'm just kinda everywhere that he was going and then the show was on yet that the cold open was good I thought eighty Brandon that inside the beltway was when she lost it at that was a skit towards the end stop laughing in the beltway meant what it said it was a spoof on inside the beltway might be a CNN show how politics show okay and she broke it was so funny because you know woody Harrelson as plain somebody in hearing all these wigs. and he's not here was the skits were okay I would say and the democratic debate schools that was funny I would say that like out of the show there are like five funny things that's yeah I'm the only way the first right now yeah Phoebe Waller bridge swept serving god so they have an extra like writing voice right there with Phoebe yeah she's so fearless and she'll have a whole new way of looking at it. anyway he said he really liked flea bag also cry right now. bad news for shopping twenty one file bankruptcy it's gonna close hundreds of stars I don't know well they did a dumb thing they over expand my life. to get a big cash infusion I mean they're all there they just they're closing three hundred fifty of more and more than eight hundred stores worldwide and their stories were not smallest you know they were huge and they they did like memory. target opened in Canada and closing their yeah later.

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Judy Garland's Top Movie Moments

Filmspotting

11:01 min | 2 years ago

Judy Garland's Top Movie Moments

"Welcome to film spotting Josh. We both took a crash course judy. Garland movies of the last few weeks and today is the final. Are you ready. I think I'm ready yeah I haven't I haven't seen everything. I don't even know if Michael Phillips is seen everything she's major so yeah. I feel prepared. They're still blind spots but this should be I think appropriate to our styles of preparing preparing for a show you methodically doled out the movies took them in over a few weeks and I crammed just didn't college. I procrastinated and I had to hit everything thing at the last minute to be fair. It helps when we actually commit to something for weeks. Had A title which is very rare for the show is rare well. Let's find out if Michael Phillips has is in fact seen every Judy garland movie we welcome in the man who will be handling proctoring duties for our garland examined is Michael Phillips from the Tribune. How are you good to see you goes good to see you. It's been a while I mean it's been a long time. I know it'd be on. I know we do this. More regular like Obama's. First Tournament feels like a slight exaggerate so how many how many do you think you've seen countered them up the garlic first of all. I had a wrong. I thought it was beverly girl. I'm on my three sons so I prepared all wrong. That's next show my next issue. That'll be a download killer. Yes but you know I'd say if you look at all the titles including the the obscure secure ones before she was advised. I've seen two-thirds maybe enough to feel pretty smug about my knowledge base compared to you guys okay okay well. That's all that really matters but let me ask you. Is there one at the tip of your tongue. That is a blind spot. You're embarrassed about. Is there a garland film. You've always meant to see that you haven't y actually I joked. I joked with the email to you guys earlier today about about pigskin parade or actually it was on twitter yes yes. I've never seen pigskin parade now. How you were just needling I was kneeling. I haven't seen pigskin parade. so you know if we can do a whole show on that next week at appreciate it could get to it but no that's of the biggies you know there's a few others in the early forties that I haven't seen him never seen presenting Lily Mars a lot of other things that would just sort of make you look click nipper the dog just staring. You know like what presenting. Lily were so these obscure titles to to to share explore someday later later in the show. We'll talk a little bit about hustlers. The new dramas set in the world of UPSCALE GENTLEMEN'S CLUBS IT Stars J. Lo and Constance Wu Michael and I both had a chance to see that that movie we open to big box office numbers last weekend. We've also got pull results to our question about which acclaimed movie director needs to make a movie set in space a lot of great feedback from that one including one Josh like last week. I might just be setting aside in my back pocket. Just bring on you upon. I'm going to have to leave the studio. We'll see but first I judy garland. The garland biopic Judy starring Renee Zellweger opens in limited release including here in Chicago next weekend the reviews so far pretty pretty much what you'd expect from the genre that Josh knows as his most detested movie genre the biotechs a little strong but not my favorite Los Zellwegger herself and getting a lot of praise now Michael. You have made a little bit of the festival around here lately. Did you see no no tomorrow to screening tomorrow. Does the does the listener goodwill no no. It doesn't know that you're going to see gonNA see a trend. We will have to have you back on to hear your thoughts. I could go on singing. I'll I'll go on singing. That's what I'll of course we may or may not get to a full review of Judy here on the show but we did want us the movie as an opportunity to spend some time time on Garland herself who until recently was kind of a blind spot for both of us Josh with the exception of the wizard of Oz of course it really was the Manelli marathon where we got to dive into her work. Is it fair to say that maybe the wizard of Oz isn't the best introduction one could have to Judy garland because Saad as a kid and many times sense and I don't know. Oh that a place to her strengths now that I've seen obviously over the rainbow is a central piece of focus and made her you know center to another level level of notoriety and fame but the character I don't think is sort of a passive character could be a little whiny and I held off on Garland for a while thinking meanwhile that's Judy Garland and then I think it was producers. Sam's pushing of Easter parade a couple of years ago. That was my first non wizard Judy Garland film the One with Fred Astaire and I was just completely shocked. At what a great president. She wasn't that so very different and then you're right. It was the Manelli marathon that really gave me a good sense of what she could do as well as catching up with nineteen fifty four is a star is born when the remake came out so yeah than really immersing myself men for this list. I in her stuff and surprise surprise Adam She's really something yeah. Check out the big brain on Josh. He's done all his homework. Shoot down the conclusion Asian. Is that needs to know about you the wizard of Oz I was. I'm a crammer like Adam. I'm doing the most I could watch the catch up on stuff. I hadn't seen in years years and years and stuff. I I knew I liked but hadn't seen in a long long time and just the the real pleasure of watching shing concentrated way of you know a little a little bit here and there for a couple of days of somebody who is just such an astounding triple threat who did did the top of the top of the heap and I mean I mean she. It's it's there's a handful of other. Mgm Stars Gene Kelly Fred mystere and then you know one or two others but it's it's Kelly astaire in Garland and then there's everybody else and that and that's when you think about what that actually means and when you talk about the work they did together with the garlanded with Kellyanne garlanded with a stereo. It's just you know. I don't have the same love for Easter parade that you do Josh but you know the talent level is just kind of astonishing though and it's just sort of a I don't know I don't I can't even be cynical about how what what a what a strong response. I had just kind of like just sort of like soaking up the talent because it's not somebody I grew up with loving from age eight on on you know I mean I mean I. I wasn't really a wizard of Oz annual viewer at that age you know because if the marksmen does Ron I was mark of course they were the Marx brothers. Those were not in the was it of is you know I would've actually loved to see him as ten minutes but the radar now jokes aside Josh I do think it's fair to say and this May bear out as we get into our picks that we've discovered there are depths to judy. Garland is a performer that probably aren't fully on display away in the wizard of Oz. So why don't we go ahead and jump into those picks we are going to devote this show to our top five. Judy garland moments and we're going to start it off with an an expert voicemail a guest opinion here from a previous contributor to the show does Ray Garcia Michael. You put us in touch with desert initially. She Played Madeleine Colin in Damian Chazelle debut film Guide Madeline on a park bench. She's currently an associate professor of Latin American Latino and Caribbean studies at Dartmouth and if you're a longtime listener the show you'll recall that she joined us for our top five musical numbers back in two thousand sixteen that was a tie in with our review of Damian Chazelle la La land and she's got a great pick for her favorite Judy Garland. Hi this is Deborah Garcia leaving a message for the Judy Garland show show if I had to choose my favorites judy moments which is indeed a tough task it would have to be rather obvious choice. I'm afraid of the have yourself Merry Little Christmas Song in Navy in Saint Louis. Your saw aw little let your heart the next year. Oh it's it's really an anomaly in musicals of that era in the sense that it is a song that is quite dark. It's a moment that's quite dark. even rather kind of foreboding it's Judy of course in her character esther trying to console her younger sister sure as they prepare to leave St Louis and moved to New York. The lyrics of course are storied lyrics. Now we know that there were at least two different versions of lyrics. The first is one being much darker than the first and it's it's something that quite rare for Hollywood musicals of the period to delve into such dark seems uh-huh change and family separation and perhaps separation is eternal and even though she's trying to comfort her little sister to D- it's clear that esther has her own doubts about what is about to happen and we hear that I think in in Judy Garland's voice voice up here. She's a masterful singer so we hear both the kind of conviction and hopefulness times that things will work out all right and then at other moments I think including the very very end of the song is she seeing those last final words we hear that there is some doubt there on her part some day soon you who beat him and and also just say that that for me you know that song has always been a kind of touch tone in my life something that has helped me kind of mark the various listen turns of my journey's first away from home three thousand miles away to college again leaving a college that I came to love and considering home and embarking on a new career and then to of course marriage and and having a kid and every year I revisit is it that film and that song and it helps me to kind of chart where I've been but also to help me brace myself for the future. Thanks

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"fred astaire" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

14:17 min | 2 years ago

"fred astaire" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Book on W. NYC this is popped up in my head because we're getting the no those late August days when we start to feel a change in season that temperature wise but it's all about the light here's James Taylor in October road deep down and then and then were rocking chair got me game right Jeanne so I can't get from this cabin now set me here and then fly you she rocking judgment day is change tomorrow games troubles I do Frankie Laine does not sound like he's trained to anything rocking chair October road and James Taylor some autumnal things it's common Fred Astaire now I've played MEL Torme doing this because it's so much fun and it's is as light as the bubbles in a glass of champagne here is the original from the movies Fred Astaire Irving Berlin's that Pete Golino the song book on W. NYC then I'm on we know that it's on this season because he and have them play the may them play the big choline all the catch it and the rain is all about the me someone just one one the make one saying to one good news you one guy he in a minute to me some want to and once you make someone happy so game you have to one happy on one hand just one one if you leave in a manner to that is the someone to one someone.

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"fred astaire" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:42 min | 3 years ago

"fred astaire" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"It's thing. Is a kiss. Saw. Oh, yes. Dream. Of the new karaoke. When news and lights are gone. We're saying. Artie Shaw's back bay shuffle would have been a hit for the band that battled the Goodman band, and the, the great clarinet battles of elite thirties, the Carioca hit for Artie Shaw, because it was a movie thing for Fred. Astaire way, at the very beginning flying down to Rio days, Oscar Peterson Fred Astaire together recreating. The movie magic in an intimate studio setting in the early fifties. The Artie Shaw band had great power. It's a pity that just a single suspended microphone in a cavernous room captured those sounds what it must have been to be in front of all those musicians playing at full steam, we can imagine you can fill in the gaps with your musical, gestalt, party, your brain. If you got such a such a gadget going. And I hope that this music inspires that in more ball Cabot with you. It's the songbook on WNYC on.

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"fred astaire" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:03 min | 3 years ago

"fred astaire" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Kiss to Fred Astaire in song and on the songbook ninety three point nine FM WNYC Cavalcanti now Fred Astaire, the stage is set for you Oscar Peterson in intoe Irving. Berlin, the songwriter. I've been a roaming Romeo. My Juliet's happen. Manny. But now, my roaming days have gone. Too. Many in the fire is worse than not having any. I've had my share and from now. I'm putting all my eggs and. Basket. Banding everything on you. Giving all my love to baby. If my baby don't come through. Got a big amount saved up in love. Liane I decided that love the violent and into. So putting all my eggs in. Good. Down down down down down. Donna. Miami long. Badding everything on you..

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"fred astaire" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:05 min | 3 years ago

"fred astaire" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Ted Danson, of course, Fred Astaire as Billy crystal Shirley temple Frank Sinatra and so on so. I think what it shows is that black people could always be insulted or could always be assumed not to be in the audience that the joke was four because after all this is what it comes down to kind of who are we addressing here. And if we say, well what rough northern did was problematic. What's problematic about it is not true polish on his face? It's that he somehow did not see his black neighbors as fully equal. And he did not imagine a future in which he might have to deal with them as fully Guam. Did you born in the United States in Kalamazoo Michigan? But you didn't grow up. You you grew up in Nigeria in canes came here. As a as a yes was seventeen seventy into the US for for university. Do you have memories of coming? Here is a teenager and encountering some of this racial imagery for the first time. What were your first memories of that? Well, I came to the US and combat to the US as a college student nineteen ninety two I think at that time when I came here, I did not really understand American racial, politics or America's racial history. And this is a big. Clarity of the way that African American history has gone out into the dice bre. So much of it comes to us through a white filter. So for example, this might sound very odd to you. But when I was growing up one of my favorite movies was blazing saddles. With it's extremely foul language in very very broad humor of very often at the expense of of of black people stereotypes about them. And it was Mel Brooks humor. It was gross out humor. Of course, it would appeal to a ten year old so being in the US, and I've been here for about twenty seven years almost now has been about learning how insidious racism in this country is. One of the reasons I wanted to talk to you about this is because you're a deep student of photography. And this issue got raised yet again because it shows up in a photograph. That's particularly potent might when you look at as a as a critic of photography as a historian of photography. How does that help you understand? American racism, these countless images. Well, one of the things that I most convinced about when he goes is actually a kind of definition in the negative, which is that it is an extremely limited art form a photograph is made in one twenty fifth of second one sixtieth of a second. You know, if it's long exposure, maybe half a second or one second. Everything before that moment, everything after it. We really don't have. And so if I do see somebody in a photo doing something that seems to be racist. My first assumption is that while there's a lot more where that came from. Not. Not only in that person's personal life and in the history. But in the society that created that we use this phrase all the time over and over again, but is north in any way a tipping point. Is there the possibility that this can be used beyond him beyond his survival non-supervisory in his office that can be used any useful way? He's talking about a reconciliation tour, for example. I forget his reconciliation tour. What should reconciliation look like? I've David I think I've learned that when it comes to race in America. There is not tipping point. I mean, it's it's not tipping point with cesspool 's it's it's just gonna be this very, very snow cleanup process, but people have to be willing to do that. I don't see that willingness. Really, do you think somebody like Barack Obama was overly optimistic? He would talk about you know, he would employ the king king phrase about the arc of Justice and feeling always that it's two steps forward one step back. But there's there is progress you you'd see much darker in your view. Yeah. I think President Obama mistook his remarkable personal story for a general truth..

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"fred astaire" Discussed on Little Gold Men

Little Gold Men

04:41 min | 3 years ago

"fred astaire" Discussed on Little Gold Men

"Fred Astaire made a lot of those where individual dance numbers were extraordinary. But maybe the film's aren't as good as like, gene Kelly's films. You know? Right. Yeah. And and you know, there's this wonderful. I forget I think it's called summer stock. But there's a scene in it where where Gene Kelly encounters this newspaper on stage, and all it is is him dancing on top of this newspaper. But it it, absolutely. Is a stylized version of the creative process where you see him. Just kind of come upon an object. He comes upon squeak in the floor. And then he comes upon a in a sheet of newspaper on the floor. And he just starts inventing with those things, and it's just transporting because you can see him coming up with the ideas. And it's it's like any creative exploration, you know. But it's put into a dance. I don't know. I just there are a lot of things like that. You know, I like, hey there from Pajama Game where the guy is dictating into a tape recorder. And then ends up dictating his attraction to this woman on the tape recorder, and then answers back to it and play back, and and is his own, you know, cynical questioner, you know, and that's a really clever way to use town. You know to have somebody listening to their own voice and telling them what an idiot. They are you know. So there are a lot of films that maybe aren't great all the way through but have these transcendent moments in a, you know, I think you you have to consider all those moments to and and you know, say what is it about these that worked so? Well, and and you know, how can how can you, you know, concoct something equally fantastic speedy. No, you you've had this experience in live action in animation and you're wanting to do both in this upcoming project. Then you just have to indulge me one last question. What do you think of the blend of you know, like animation and live action, dancing and something like anchors away or something like that? Where you've got the two things together the frame, I think it's really fun. But I think that there are some rules to it. It works better. If the characters are animated in a way, that obeys the same critics that same physics that the dancer is self is doing when the animated character is, you know, not a bang those physics and the live action person is creates a separation that is not as fun to watch is when they both feel like they're in the same universe. And a lot of people don't when they animate they don't pay attention to things like weight and stuff, and I don't mean that you have to be literal with it and be exactly like it is in life. But I do mean that. You want to pay attention to it? Because it's there are all these things that separate when you blend animation with live action. They're all these things that separate the two, and it feels better when they really feel together. And that means that the live action person has to really be good at pretending that the animation thing as there, and for example, Dick Van Dyke dancing with the penguins, and Mary Poppins is just a transcendent moment because he was exceptionally good. At looking in the spots where they would be bending the cane when they jumped on top of the cane and bending it in a way that it looked like their weight was bending down and sliding them off. And and the animator Frank Thomas who did the dance did all kinds of clever things to squeeze the penguins on the frame when there really wasn't quite enough room for them. So he had one penguin ducking under a Dick Van Dyke legs and the. The, you know, the reality of that even though the situation is completely unreal. And and kind of absurd the reality of the the penguins having to duck his legs gave this strange scene a real credence, and that's one of the reasons it's so delightful as you even though it looks unreal. It also feels believable in its own way. And you know, I think that's really exciting..

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Gordon Ramsay Touches Sofia Vergara, Makes Inappropriate Comments In Resurfaced Clip

Colleen and Bradley

00:27 sec | 3 years ago

Gordon Ramsay Touches Sofia Vergara, Makes Inappropriate Comments In Resurfaced Clip

"Controversy? Juicy. Somebody says something horrible or did something horrible. Browse. But. Right. All right, Bert box attracted almost twenty six million viewers in the US or its first seven days on Netflix. According to the Nielsen SVOD content ratings using said that of Netflix originals that it has analyzed bird boxes. Second only to stranger things season to falling short by less than a million viewers. So that's ton ton of viewers for bird box. We'll make it easy for you to wash it. You just click there and you sit in your pyjamas. And there you go entertainment. They're not advertising it at all. I mean, what if Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire start in Burbach? So that would be a movie. Mitzi cater in bird box who's mitigate or. All right. It was a serious question. I'm sorry. All right. Lorena Bobbitt is getting a true crime documentary series. That will be produced by Jordan Peele and air on Amazon prime for those of you that you not remember Lorena Bobbitt made headlines in one thousand nine hundred eighty one she cut off her her husband's when he was sleeping. We're not really sure what the whole me is suppose, it's probably going to be about the alleged incident. The trial aesthetic length one out of a window. We need answers. That's we need a deep dive on that as long as we don't go into what John Wayne Bobbitt was doing after the trial. Then I'm okay. Oh my God. I forgot he did. He's a filmmaker. Now, isn't he? Well, either way he's making something. All right. Doesn't. Yeah. That is a

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Tab Hunter, Star of Damn Yankees!, Dead at 86

All Things Considered

01:54 min | 4 years ago

Tab Hunter, Star of Damn Yankees!, Dead at 86

"Tab hunter had a pop hit in nineteen fifty seven with this song young love it was at the height of his fame and while he had no dramatic training he acted in dozens of movies including the world war two drama battlecry the burning hills a western with natalie wood and the pleasure of his company a romantic comedy with fred astaire and debbie reynolds he also starred in the movie version of the musical damn yankees the story of a baseball player who sold his soul to the devil but his greatest role during those years was simply playing tab hunter he was known as arthur galina before he took that screen name and for years while he would hollywood's leading ladies he hid the fact that he was gay hunter told terry gross on whyy's fresh air that at that time he didn't mind i was a young white eyed kid thrown into the studio system and starring in motion pictures and i loved it i mean god what what young man wouldn't love all that stuff tab hunter made an unlikely comeback in the nineteen eighties he co starred with drag queen divine in john waters film polyester the role parodied has earlier onscreen image he played a love scene with divide and that was a really brave and wonderful thing that have did and revitalized his career that's jeffrey schwartz who made a feature length documentary called tab hunter confidential it was based on hunter's two thousand six memoir the first time he publicly came out is gay and the name tab hunter jeffrey schwartz says talent agent henry willson came up with it when hunter started working in hollywood henry said well we have to have you something that's how the first name came in and then taboo a lover of horses henry said well you you love horses and you love hunters and jumpers so let's call you tab hunter instead of tab jumper tab hunter died yesterday from cardiac arrest producer allan glaser his partner of thirty years said his death was sudden and unexpected tab hunter was eighty six.

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