28 January 2011

5 On Friday - A Ray Bolger Dance Fest



Five On Friday now enters it's second year.  To participate, head on over to Trav's Thoughts to sign in and share one of the best memes out there.  This week I wanted something happy to kick off a celebration of another year.  The answer:  A really happy dance.





First song I wanted, quite naturally,from The Wizard of Oz - If I Only Had A Brain - First the song and then the deleted dance.



From "Look For The Silver Lining" Song: Who.  Can't imagine where Donald O'Connor might have gotten his ideas for the Make 'em Laugh number in Singing In The Rain.



From his TV Show Song: Aint She Sweet
Added note: Verna Felton was well into her 70s (Dancing is great for the heart)



From "The Hardy Girls" Song: Atcheson, Topeka, and the Santa Fe



Final Tribute when everyone echoed Dorothy with, "I think I'll miss you most of all."

6 comments:

Coco said...

Absolutely lovely! *sighs and goes back to watch again*

Travis Cody said...

YES! He was such an extraordinary dancer. His agility always fascinated me.

I'll be back to watch these when I have time to really savor them.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

He was a very talented man...his dancing was amazing...great selection

Julia Smith said...

The piece from The Hardy Girls was my favorite. What leg strength! Awesome display of Ray Bolger's dance range, Jamie.

Mike Golch said...

Cool.I've added a link for this on Mike's Place.I hope that you do not mind,but if you do too bad the link is in Place.

Travis Cody said...

Remarkable.