Friday, June 13, 2014

When Musicals Broke Free

I really enjoyed this post over at Movie Morlocks which uses the book Roadshow! The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s as a jumping-off point for his meditation on how the movie musical evolved and mutated in the 1970s. It's a very entertaining and thought-provoking post, and of course covers a lot of the films that are near and dear to my heart.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I Love My Wife - But Oh, You Kid!

Here's a great long-form piece from Slate about the naughty old Tin Pan Alley tune, "I Love, I Love, I Love My Wife - But Oh, You Kid!"  It traces the changing musical and moral tastes of turn-of-the-century America with great alacrity and a number of very fun musical clips. Keep an eye out for a bombshell young Angela Lansbury!

I am pretty sure I remember Bugs Bunny saying "Oh, you kid" to Elmer or someone at some point.