Saturday, July 24, 2021

This is astounding

Remember when there was variety shows?  Donny and Marie, Hee Haw, Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tennille, the Brady Bunch Hour, the Muppet Show?  Some acts were ok, some were pretty good.

But nothing like the incandescent talent displayed here for the Lady on the Two Cent Stamp pre WWII.  They pack a lot into this:

Not just the singers, remember the big band behind them of Johnny Mercer's.  And these are B celebrities.  Well, not quite A.  Not headliners.  

And I don't think I saw a USO clip that didn't have Jerry Colonna in it.

1 comment:

BobF said...

Born 1945, Dad was into Big Band, bought records like crazy, tape recorder, TV, all that hi-tech stuff in the day. Broadway (remember The Student Prince?). I listened to all that all the time. And yes, Jerry C was almost a burn-in on the TV screen!