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  1. marcco00

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Blue Skies -- in Blu-ray

    thanx for the head's up guys, mine just arrived...yay!! now to dig thru my stash for a 2-disc blu ray case to change out, and then mark which one is which!!
  2. marcco00

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Blue Skies -- in Blu-ray

    my blu is coming on tuesday. i will hold on to the dvd also, i don't know why but i always do! meanwhile, i got this book delivered this week. i've had the paperback for many years, but i couldn't pass up this cover! will display this on my bookcase in the Astaire section
  3. marcco00

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Blue Skies -- in Blu-ray

    just placed my pre-order in for this, the release date is march 22nd. according to info on another website, this is a new 2K master and newly remastered audio, that's news to me!
  4. marcco00

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Blue Skies -- in Blu-ray

    the dance numbers are superb in every film. i'm there for the wonderful music and magical dancing. Astaire was a magical human being
  5. marcco00

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Blue Skies -- in Blu-ray

    Paul Draper, who i hadn't really seen before. he was a quite famous dancer working mainly on stage and night clubs. search 'paul draper ruby keeler' on youtube and check out the clip, he's pretty good
  6. marcco00

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Blue Skies -- in Blu-ray

    the print on my old dvd of 'blue skies' is decent looking, so i'm hopeful! also recently found a great print of 'let's dance' 1950 on youtube, so my Astaire library is complete!!
  7. marcco00

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Blue Skies -- in Blu-ray

    that's the right book, but that story is not in it. maybe that's peter levinson's book, it has a lot of dish, though i like it for it's up to date info. Starring was written in the mid seventies when Astaire was still alive, and is very middle of the road and very respectful, with a lot of...
  8. marcco00

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Blue Skies -- in Blu-ray

    i think you will enjoy!! not a great fan of the mueller book (we have differing opinions of Fred's dance partners). early on in my Astaire fandom i worshipped the Astaire/Rogers RKO series and compared every other Astaire film to them. i've evolved over time to look at each Astaire film on its...
  9. marcco00

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Blue Skies -- in Blu-ray

    no actually it is a very good, journalistic approach to Fred's career with little gossip or the author's opinion throw in. a nice big picture book also
  10. marcco00

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Blue Skies -- in Blu-ray

    it makes sense tho with two of the biggest musical stars of the 1940's, Fred and Bing, in the same film. 'Holiday Inn' was also a HUGE hit for Fred. 'White Christmas' out-grossed both films.....Bing had requested Fred for that film also but Fred stuck to his 2 film collaboration rule to avoid...
  11. marcco00

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Blue Skies -- in Blu-ray

    and in the tropical number, he finishes with the same choreography he used with rita hayworth in their opening number from 'you'll never get rich'. always thought that was a tribute, as he retired on the release of this film (from '46 to '48 as it turned out)
  12. marcco00

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ Blue Skies -- in Blu-ray

    love Astaire so i will be getting this! according to my Astaire biographies this was his highest grossing film. and 'puttin on the ritz' is a killer dance routine!
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