Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Ray Bolger Sequence from Stage Door Canteen

I'm looking into some Rodgers and Hart musicals, thinking of possibly promoting a production at a nearby Alaska venue for 2012. Pal Joey interests me most, but I just got into the 1936 musical, On Your Toes. The film of the Broadway production launched Ray Bolger as actor, comedian and dancer. Fred Astaire had been asked to play the main role but felt it too lowbrow.

While looking for cuts on youtubes of Bolger in On Your Toes, I came across this, from another early (1943) Ray Bolger effort:

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