FRED ASTAIRE SALUTES THE FOX MUSICALS + 2 BONUS SHOWS

FRED ASTAIRE SALUTES THE FOX MUSICALS + 2 BONUS SHOWS



Originally produced for the late-night TV anthology ABC Wide World of Entertainment in 1974, this fascinating documentary guides the viewer through four decades' worth of 20th Century Fox musicals.   You will see performances by Julie Andrews in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Barbara Streisand in HELLO DOLLY, Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDS, Lena Horne, Leslie Caron, Rossani Brazzi, Yul Brynner, Eddie Cantor, Perry Como, Carmen Miranda, and so many more.

Host Fred Astaire is amply represented via clips from his 1955 Fox classic Daddy Long egs. Also highlighted are such Fox box-office champs as Shirley Temple, Betty Grable, and Carmen Miranda, who is featured in the outrageous "Lady in a Tutti-Frutti Hat" number from The Gang's All Here (1943). In addition, the film offers glimpses from such rarely seen early-talkie Fox releases as Sunny Side Up (1929) and Just Imagine (1930).

Technically, the clip from Maurice Chevalier's Folies Bergere (1934) doesn't belong here, because the film was produced by 20th Century Pictures before its merger with Fox. But this is a minor cavil. In sum total, Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals is a worthy companion piece for such theatrical-film pastiches as MGM's That's Entertainment.

BONUS #1 - THE DINAH SHORE SHOW - From December 29. 1961 Dinah celebrates the coming of the new year with guest Ginger Rogers, Nat King Cole & George Burns.

BONUS #2 - THE SAMMY DAVIS JR HOUR -  - on March 4, 1966 viewers were treated by the talents of THE ANSREWS SISTERS, THE SUPREMES & Jonathan Winters

FRED ASTAIRE SALUTES THE FOX MUSICALS + 2 BONUS SHOWS
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