Saturday, December 18, 2010
Happy Birthday Betty Grable!
In honor of Betty's birthday me and Dawn decided to do posts on the first Betty movie we ever saw. I'm not 100% sure but I believe it was Springtime in the Rockies (1942) for me. It was one of those bright and colorful musicals that the studios were putting out on a regular basis during this time period. Co-starring John Payne, Carmen Miranda, Cesar Romero, Edward Everett Horton and Charlotte Greenwood. I haven't seen Springtime in a while but I do remember it being very good. Of course Betty was drop dead gorgeous and sung and dance with the best of them. This had to be during the mid 80's when I first saw it. This was before TCM was around, so the only place to watch classic movies was AMC. And AMC showed a bunch of Betty Grable movies such as How To Marry A Millionaire, Coney Island, Moon Over Miami, The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, Down Argentine Way, Pin-Up Girl and lots more. But Springtime was the first that I can recall seeing Miss Grable in and it pretty much made me a fan of hers. I really do need to add more Betty movies to my collection and I think I will start ASAP. Thanks to Dawn and this wonderful blog for renewing my interest in the woman with the million dollar legs. Happy Birthday Betty!