Favorite things about… Meet Me in St. Louis

The favorite film: Meet Me in St. Louis, a 1944 musical romance directed by Vincente Minnelli The synopsis: “In the year before the 1904 St Louis World’s Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.” – via IMDb The cast: Judy Garland as Esther Tom Drake as John Truett Margaret O’Brien … Continue reading Favorite things about… Meet Me in St. Louis

Favorite things about… The Pirate

The favorite film: The Pirate, a 1948 Technicolor musical directed by Vincente Minnelli The synopsis: Manuela has just become engaged to one of the richest men in town, but begrudgingly so. Her heart belongs to a pirate named Mack the Black Macoco, who she has read about in adventure books. Accepting the fact that she must marry and have a life free of adventure, Manuela … Continue reading Favorite things about… The Pirate

Top 5: 1940s Musicals

Cabin in the Sky (Vincente Minnelli, 1943) Why: This film is just so captivating and full of energy. There’s always something going on — no dull moments, ever. Also, two words: Lena Horne! Two more words: Vincente Minnelli! Favorite character: Petunia, portrayed by the amazing Ethel Waters Favorite song: “Honey in the Honeycomb” Meet Me In St. Louis (Vincente Minnelli, 1944) Why: There are so … Continue reading Top 5: 1940s Musicals