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Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (2008)

TV Movie | 60 min | Documentary, Musical

HOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING: A MUSICAL TREASURE is a celebration of song and dance, beginning with the Busby Berkeley films that lifted the spirits of audiences during the Great Depression, through the patriotic musicals of the 1940s and ...See moreHOLLYWOOD SINGING & DANCING: A MUSICAL TREASURE is a celebration of song and dance, beginning with the Busby Berkeley films that lifted the spirits of audiences during the Great Depression, through the patriotic musicals of the 1940s and ending with the collapse of the studio system in the 1950s. Hosted by Academy Award winning stage, screen and television icon, Shirley Jones, this "docutainment" film is a grand historical look at the magic of musical Hollywood. Highlighted are amazing songs and dance numbers, little-known facts, and luminaries who made the magic possible such as Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Shirley Temple, Betty Grable, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, James Cagney, Vincente Minnelli, Stanley Donen, Frank Sinatra, Leslie Caron, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger. Mesmerizing sequences are interspersed with fresh new commentary by Liza Minnelli, Leslie Caron, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, Jane Russell, Rita Moreno, Pat Boone, Rob Marshall, Bill Condon, Shirley MacLaine, Tommy Tune, Joel Grey, Smokey Robinson, Patti Page, Tab Hunter, George Chakiris, Rhonda Fleming, Betty Garrett, Marge Champion, Joan Leslie, Robert Osborne, Stella Stevens, Gloria Stuart and others. FILMS INCLUDE: The Wizard of Oz, Dames, Fashions of 1934, The Little Colonel, Gold Diggers of 1935, Billboard Girl, Something to Sing About, Little Princess, Meet Me In St. Louis, Babes on Broadway, Yankee Doodle Dandy, On the Town, The Harvey Girls, Cover Girl, The King and I, An American In Paris, Singin' In The Rain, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Till the Clouds Roll By, Royal Wedding, Damn Yankees, Gigi, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Oklahoma!, Carousel and Chicago. Written by Anonymous See less
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Julie Andrews
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Fred Astaire
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7.2 / 10 | 35 votes