Noreen Corcoran sings “Life Has Its Funny Little Ups And Downs” to Donald O’Connor from the 1953 movie, I Love Melvin. Not only does it feature this catchy little song, but it includes Donald tap dancing on his roller skates, which starts up and ends… perhaps not down, but definitely with a smash.
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Harpo Marx playing his harp in A Night in Casablanca (1946). Beautiful close ups of the strings, and it picks up tempo in the last minute.
The co-collector has asked for this one daily since we first watched it, and it’s pretty clear as to why — it’s probably about the best dance routine I’ve ever seen.
And I’m not the only one who thinks that: Fred Astaire once called this performance “the greatest dance number ever filmed.” Mikhail Baryshnikov said, “Those guys are perfect examples of pure genius.”
In sharing this classic Jerry Lewis scene from Who’s Minding the Store, I didn’t anticipate needing to explain to the co-curator what kind of technology Jerry is pretending to type on.
If you find yourself explaining what a typewriter is, too, here’s a nice video example.