June 18, 2009
Baby Boomer Father's Day idea - watch an old movie musical
Yes, there were the most popular male dancers, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, but although I still think Fred Astaire was the absolute overall best dancer of all time, because of his overall style and sophistication, Donald O'Conner was likely the best physically capable dancer of all. O'Conner was most likely much under rated due to being a comedic dancer and not taken as seriously in his time, but I sincerely doubt if Fred or Gene, or anyone else could have done the physical things that O'Connor could do.
This video is just one of many amazing dance numbers!
I still love spending an afternoon or evening watching these musical movies from the late 40's and early 50's! I suppose it's just that they remind me of my youth, sitting in the living room with my family, my parents still young and not having really a care in the world. Ah yes...being a kid and living in suburbia U.S. in the 1950's and 60's...we were blessed to have this time. I will never forget to appreciate that! It seems like the world lost it's innocence at the end of the 1960's...unless it was just me, growing up...
Enjoy this video and rent or find an old musical on TV this weekend...sounds like a nice Father's Day!