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11 years ago

Lovely post!

Chuck Walters, whom you mention, was a heck of a nice man…met him a couple times when he taught a class at USC I attended w/my parents when I was a teen.

Best wishes,

11 years ago

Jim, I must agree with Caftan Woman; your description of "But Not for Me" made me weepy just looking at that poignant photo of teary-eyed Judy Garland, so I probably would have been bawling like a baby if I'd actually watched the film! I was utterly fascinated by your account of the making of the 1943 film version of GIRL CRAZY.

I have a dear friend who loves June Allyson, and even just reading about her scene in GIRL CRAZY and seeing that delightful photo makes me understand why he adores her. I especially got a kick out of your description of Allyson's "innocent tomboy eroticism (she's like a less obnoxious Betty Hutton)"

Having already read Part 3, Jim, I applaud your superb 3-part blog post! It's time well-spent, and has me wanting to give the 1943 GIRL CRAZY in particular my undivided attention!

11 years ago

Your description of "But Not for Me" actually made me a tad weepy.

I want to watch "Girl Crazy" again, and I want to watch it now!