A to Z Blogging Challenge: Movie Memories
Blogging about the movies that made an impact on my life
Where do I begin? Easter Parade (1948) is my absolute favorite Fred Astaire movie and was shown on TV every year during the Easter season (what a coincidence!) I remember watching it with my kids when they were young. My enthusiasm was contagious and they got a kick out of their mom singing along with Judy and Fred to those luscious Irving Berlin tunes.
When Ann Miller performed her "Shakin' the Blues Away" number I got chills and wished my mom had given me tap dancing lessons. It is one of the greatest moments in Hollywood Musical history.
My favorite Astaire number was "Steppin' Out with My Baby." There's an awesome slow-motion scene that will blow your mind. And his white suit and red socks? Wow!
The story takes place around 1912 when Vaudeville was all the rage and the Ziegfeld Follies was the place to be. Judy and Fred are a dancing/singing act called "Hannah and Hewes." However, romance is the name of the game:
Johnny (Peter Lawford) is in love with Hannah (Judy Garland).
Hannah is in love with Don (Fred Astaire).
Don is in love with Nadine (Ann Miller).
Nadine is in love with Johnny.
The video clip features "Steppin' Out with My Baby" from the movie: