Monday, March 15, 2010

Top Hat and Roberta at the Egyptian Theater

Well, I saw Top Hat and Roberta tonight at Grauman's historic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. It was a surreal experience, to watch these movies only blocks away from 780 Gower street, where they were shot.
The applause at the beginning of Top Hat brought me to tears, and I had trouble maintaining my composure through the rest of the double-feature. Everyone clapped after each musical number! It was great being in a room with tons of other people who loved these films, and I was really happy that two of my friends accompanied me and enjoyed them as well.
Tomorrow, I'm off to UCLA to start my research on Carefree! I will be handling the actual documents, including script drafts and production papers. I can't wait!

6 comments:

  1. What kind of research? How awesome Ginger was in that movie? What a ding-dong Mark Sandrich was? :P

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  2. how wonderful! good luck with the research that's groovy.

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  3. I love the Egyptian! Have fun at UCLA. Idk what sort of research you're doing, but I'd recommend checking out the Margaret Herrick Library at AMPAS because they have everything.

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  4. ...it's killer just to KNOW there are so many other folks who are fans of the 'classics', and obviously ANY Ginger and Fred films!!!
    One of these years I am going to get out there to check everything out... Is RKO studios still there? or at least the building - sure it is some other studio, or even another type of business by now...
    Of course, we are expecting a COMPREHENSIVE report on the Carefree docs! A few pics would be greatly appreciated as well! :-)
    HAVE FUN, MAGGIE!!!

    (a quite envious) VKMfan
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  5. Hope you had a safe trip home and enjoyed LA!
    Come back soon so we can find Fred's gravestone and actually knock on Ginger's door.

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