Vintage Video (1940s)

Now in the rotation of film from the 1940s, (that you’ll see on the left side of this page) are:

Cab Calloway singing about that funny ‘Reefer Man”, the trailer from The Ghost And Mrs. Muir, Drum Boogie with Barbara Stanwyck singing, and Gene Krupa on drums (priceless!), A 1940s automobile commercial, a couple of fashion clips, the Nicholas Brothers dance routine, Veronica Lake wearing her hair differently for the war effort, and more.

Keep an eye out for Hollywood Canteen (1944) with Dinah Shore as the host. You’ll see Lana Turner, Marlene Dietrich, Red Skelton, Hedy Lamarr, Eddie Cantor, Jimmy Durante. Dinah sings “Night and Day.” From the Army/Navy Screen Magazine series.

Another interesting one features Humphrey Bogart (during the war) in a film short called “Report From The Front” where he talks about the good work of the Amercian Red Cross, and eventually asking for contributions.

My personal favorite is a clip from the movie Gilda (1946). Rita Hayworth says four words in 17 seconds. That’s all it takes to understand her appeal. Wow, what a classic beauty!

Great stuff.

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