This week, your hosts finish our discussion of ZIEGFELD FOLLIES, that star-studded dud of a musical revue.
They say that failure is a great teacher, and we certainly learned a lot about what we don’t like, and what doesn’t work, watching this one. If you are truly interested in the deeper workings of comedy, watching old comedy can be fascinating. It’s not funny – but it is fascinating.
While it may have been an effort to get through this movie, that effort was rewarded handsomely by the penultimate number: a duet between Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire that shows them both off at their best, with charm and wit to spare.
Don’t bother to watch the whole movie, it’s right here on Youtube:
Take a listen, and if a segment seems interesting – watch it on Youtube and let us know what you thought!
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