Unofficial: Gold Diggers of '33 and '29

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  1. Jack Theakston

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    Last week, THE VITAPHONE PROJECT announced in a new issue that Warners will be releasing GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 on DVD next year, with the two surviving/restored reels of of the Technicolor production, GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY (1929) as a bonus. No release date yet.
     
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    Great news! These are both fun titles and one of my film profs keeps showing the el crummy VHS versions!

    YEAH! (I cannot wait to tell her!)

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    Mark
     
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    sounds fantastic indeed

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    Ah, there's nothing like Ginger Rogers singing "We're in the Money" in pig latin. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    the two surviving/restored reels of of the Technicolor production, GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY (1929) as a bonus.

    Winnie Lightner fans may rejoice!
    Okay, so, she was an obscure zaftigcomic, who was one of the few bright spots in SHOW OF SHOWS, belting "Pingo Pongo" and "Singing in the Bathtub."
    Winnie is featured in GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY.

    So, does this also mean that Vitaphone and Warner will think about releasing the fabulous DAWN OF SOUND laserdisc series to dvd? ? ?
     
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    Sounds great if it comes to pass. Certainly seems that Warner are upping the release rate of their classics in the coming year. I would love to see loads more Busby Berkeley musicals not only the Warner backstagers but also those fascinating early ones he made for Goldwyn some of which starred Eddie Cantor maybe a bit of a longshot for them but GoldDiggers would be warmly welcomed by me. My copy of 42nd Street looks awfully lonely on the shelf : more Warner musicals like GoldDiggers of 1935, Footlight Parade, Dames, Wonder Bar and Go Into Your Dance please !

    The Dawn of Sound generally is a neglected period on DVD : the 30s is probably the least represented decade taking into account the number of films that survive. Warner has made a good start with their Academy Award winners in February but lets have loads more treasures from the 30s !
     
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    Excellent news, I'll be buying this and would be interested in the movies Derek mentioned as well, especially Footlight Parade
     
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    It would be wonderful if they repackaged The Busby Berkeley Disc, the two-LD set from 1992 with 22 of his best numbers. Hey, I can dream, can't I?
     
  9. Jack Theakston

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    Well, with the release of THE JAZZ SINGER next year, perhaps the Jolson stuff will get a release of its own (and I guess that means that GO INTO YOUR DANCE and WONDER BAR will be out of the way).

    I could definitely see a GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY box set... the 29/33 disk, 35, 37, IN PARIS, but that's just pipe dreams.

    FOOTLIGHT PARADE is one of my favorites and would go good double bill with DAMES or make it a Dick Powell/Ruby Keeler set and throw in FLIRTATION WALK.

    Anyway, here's hoping!
     

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