December 10th, 2010
|puipui||11:38 pm - Monthly Picspam: (Vintage) Musicals!|
So, yes, our picspam is quite late this month, and since the month is almost halfway over and I'm kind of inundated with RL stuff lately (it's the holidays, they'll do that to you), and also because it has become apparent that Musicals is an absolutely MASSIVE picspam theme to cover, I have made an executive decision to extend the Musicals picspam out over two months, sort of like what we did with Muppets, except presumably with less Muppets.
(Although, come to think of it, Muppets would kind of qualify in some cases... hmmmm...)
So now you're getting Musicals for both November and December! YAY! Or, y'know, hopefully yay. YAY? YAY!
And our theme for this month of Musicals is Vintage, because that's pretty much all I have at the moment, and also it's Friday. VINTAGE MUSICALS! YAY!
We're going to start with Fred and Ginger, because fuck yeah.
Fred and Ginger were so damn awesome. Here is Fred!
And here is Ginger!
And here is more of Fred and Ginger!
And here is Fred with Cyd Charisse, which is not really cheating because Fred and Ginger were not actually a couple. (When I was very young, I didn't quite realize that, but it is true.)
Cyd Charisse was also awesome. Fred Astaire described dancing with her by saying that, "When you've danced with her you stay danced with."
Not to be outdone, Cyd Charisse claimed that her husband could always tell when she came home who she'd danced with that day -- if she was covered in bruises, then it was Gene Kelly, but if she didn't have any, it was Fred Astaire. (It sounds kind of filthy, but she was talking about dancing, I swear.)
And now that we seem to have moved on to Gene Kelly, LET'S GO THERE! :D
Here is a picture of Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. I don't have any filthy-sounding quotes about them getting all bruised up when dancing together, but if anyone out there has any slash fic along those lines, I'll take it.
And here is Frank Sinatra with Marlon Brando. I'll happily take slash of them, too.
And speaking of slash, here is a picture of Ginger Rogers with Doris Day. I don't know what they're doing, but I kind of want to watch them do it.
Oh, hey, look, more Doris Day! It's really hard to find sexy pictures of Doris Day, but I tried.
But let's move on! LET'S MOVE ON TO RITA MORENO! YES!
AND TO DOROTHY DANDRIDGE! MORE YES!
AND AUDREY HEPBURN, who did not actually sing her own songs in My Fair Lady, which is kind of a shame, because her version of "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" is actually really quite nice, IMO, but then I tend to like my musicals with more of an emphasis on the acting, and wait, where was I? Oh, yes, AND AUDREY HEPBURN! EVEN MORE YES!
Of course, Grace Kelly didn't sing at all in whatsit, High Society, that one with Bing and Frankie, IIRC. BUT SHE WAS STILL AWESOME! And I love pictures of her in glasses, so here she is.
LENA HORNE SANG ALL HER OWN SONG IN HER MUSICALS, THOUGH! AND SHE WAS ALSO AWESOME! YAY LENA!
Yes, that is a picture of Lena Horne snuggling with Ricardo Montalban. I don't think he was actually in any musicals (although possibly; I'm not actually sure where that picture is from anymore) but I didn't think anyone would complain because Ricardo Montalban.
James Garner, on the other hand, was in at least one musical, but I don't think he sang.
EEEEEEEE! JULIE ANDREWS! YAY YAY YAY!
AND HERE ARE A BUNCH OF OTHER PEOPLE TOO! MORE YAY YAY YAY!
Now, normally, this is the part where I would make an incredibly pathetic excuse to stretch the definition of our category more than Reed Richards in a taffy puller specifically so that I could fit in Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, but I don't think even I can manage to shove them into Vintage Musicals, not even if I continue to grant that Nick Frost is half Time Lord, so I've decided to post a whole bunch of pictures of Marilyn Monroe instead. You don't mind, right? I didn't think you would.
MARILYN MONROE! YAY YAY YAY!
And that is your November picspam, which is the first part of your Musicals picspam! The next part will be bigger, I promise, and also probably more prompt, which I don't entirely promise but I do promise to try. Thank you for your patience! And I'm still taking suggestions in the comments for your December picspam, so don't forget to name names and post pics! ♥ ♥ ♥
Oh, and PS, because it fits the theme anyway and also today is the 10th and a Friday and a girl day:
I figured, hey, if I can get the Monthly Drag in here somewhere, it's like a bonus, right? Right. XD
This picspam is good and you should feel good. I know I do. (CYD CHARISSE! LENA HORNE! ...Ricardo Montalbán!)
Eeeeeee, double musicals, yay! Happy holidays to me!
Ricardo Montalban was totally in musicals!! That picture of him with Lena Horne is from Jamaica
. And he was also in Seventh Heaven
with Bea Arthur and I am not making this up.
Here is more Jamaica because shirtless Montalban in a funny hat= YES. I have color pictures from Jamaica in a book not-at-this-apartment. I could scan and share later in the months if you like.
Here are some more random vintage Broadway types because why not?
Miyoshi Umeki, who is STILL the only Asian actress with an Oscar. (WTF Academy?)
Larry Kert! Obligatory default icon is completely relevant! Even though this photo is from Barnum.
Elaine Stritch, who was surprisingly adorable and once went on a date with Marlon Brando
Anne Brown and Todd Duncan
And if every baseball game involved Lee Remick, I would be the biggest fan!
And I don't know why default Company icon decided this moment to switch for Foyle's War. But for good measure, here is a bonus very mod-looking Pat Suzuki, who is a close friend of one of my professors and apparently still gives a kickin' cabaret show.
Now no longer GI-FREAKING-NORMOUS omg.
Your icon is PERFECTION and as a result I spent most of my morning casting various companions in an imaginary production of company.
(Amy and Rory are Amy and Paul OBVIOUSLY. Martha is Kathy. I think that's as far as I got.)
BEST PICSPAM OF ALL PICSPAMS
I know I say that almost every month, but that's because it's always true.
I now feel an overwhelming urge to spend the day with my Gene Kelly DVD collection. Luckily it's rainy. :)
Oh my god, double musicals? It's like all the holidays at once! And this post is full of so much awesomeness that I don't know where to start (though I would like to note that I am rather fond of Some Like It Hot and appreciate the inclusion of Josephine and Daphne).
THIS IS AN AMAZING POST AND YOU SHOULD FEEL AMAZING.
Fred and Ginger *swoons*
|Date:||December 11th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)|| |
Important musical numbers! Because I love Jane Russell, and also Marilyn Monroe. And both of them together.
And Cyd Charisse!
Not to mention the excellent threesome of Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour!
And Sammy Davis Jr.!
|Date:||December 11th, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: MUSICAL SPAM?
And her bff Carol Burnett!
And some seasonal fun!FIRECRACKERS!
|Date:||December 11th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: MUSICAL SPAM?
oh, bugger, are my embeds showing up?
|Date:||December 12th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)|| |
Re: MUSICAL SPAM?
Going by my email notifications, it looks like you're trying to do YouTube embeds, which I don't think JournalFen allows. Links are awesome, though! <3
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EEEEEE! OMG, I love this one so much! So many of my favorites! <333
My heart melted a little when I scrolled down to that picture of Cab Calloway. I LOVE YOU, PUI!
|Date:||December 12th, 2010 01:37 pm (UTC)|| |
that quote about Cyd Charisse and her husband and Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly always makes me smile.
|Date:||December 12th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)|| |
SQUEE! This was so awesome I don't even know where to start, and there's more coming! omg! Best holiday present EVAR! YAY! :D
Yay! And all the Fred n Giiinge puts me in the mood for the 'Strictly Come Dancing' finale :D gokara
I saw 'High Society' the other day and there are some REALLY WEIRD DADDY ISSUES in there. Louis Armstrong rocked though.
Aw, glasses!Grace :D
People In Musicals Who Don't Sing But Just Look Amazing
(Marisa "What, please, is squooing?" Berenson)
Musical Child Stars Who Grew Up Pretty
(Nicholas "drop of golden" Hammond
I'm not sure if what he did counts as singing, but he was definitely in musicals.
And now with some bonus Audrey Hepburn