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Friday, February 17, 2012

Sepia Saturday #113 That's Entertainment!!

Just went to an estate sale this morning and what did they have millions of?  Tons and tons of movie posters, lobby cards and other film memorabilia. It was so much fun going through the old posters. Unfortunately they weren't old enough. Most were from the 70s and 80s, not my favorite period of films. I found these wonderful cards though and thought they'd fit in perfectly with this week's theme.

That's Clark Gable in an early film. But I'm not sure what film it's from since these cards are all advertising the film "That's Entertainment".

Here are two more:

Fred and Ginger dancing in a lavish set, maybe The Gay Divorcee.

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland are saying "Hey, let's rent that old barn and put on a show". Didn't you love their old movies?

Here's a trailer from That's Entertainment - so many great scenes from some of the great old musicals. I especially love the Esther Williams clips. Wow those films were really spectacular. And the scenes from Singin' in the Rain! Fantastic. 

Did you see any of your favorites?

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  1. What luck to find movie posters on Sepia Saturday film week. That in itself is the stuff of Hollywood!

  2. I like the colors on the cards. I'm tempted to order a DVD of "That's Entertainment" so I can watch the whole movie.

  3. Clark, Fred and Ginger - what more could anyone want?

  4. It would be a good day to rent a barn and put on a show here.

  5. You did strike lucky - and thank you for the trailer. That walking on the ceiling clip is wonderful!

  6. That sounds like a fascinating sale, what a find. They used to show That's Entertainment here on the TV at Christmas time, I've lost count of the number of times I've watched it.

    1. That is what I was thinking too, you did great at that sale!

  7. That was entertainment! Even a non-cinema buff like me was amazed that I recognised so many of the clips. 'Boy! Do we need it now.'

  8. Wow! Just happened to watch Gone with the Wind for the gazillionth time last night and love the first picture with Clark Gable.

  9. So unusual to see Clark Gable as song and dance man.

  10. Interesting colors, almost as if they were pop art. I wouldn't abandon the 1980s completely, there were a few good movies then too. Who can forget that big dance sequence in Star Wars?

  11. I loved "That's Entertainment" and remember going to a theater with the biggest screen to see it. All those old dance numbers I'd only seen on tv screens were now gorgeously huge. I remember the Clark Gable one and Joan Crawford singing and dancing.