Category 1930

The Talented Life Of John Williams Part Two

The Talented Life Of John Williams Part Two

The Talented Life Of John Williams Part Two

The Talented Life Of John Williams Part Two

Early life and family

John Towner Williams was born on February 8, 1932 in Floral Park, New York, to Esther (née Towner) and Johnny Williams, a jazz percussionist who played with the Raymond Scott Quintet. Williams has said of his lineage, “My father was a Maine man—we were very close. My mother was from Boston. My father’s parents ran a department store in Bangor, Maine, and my mother’s father was a cabinetmaker. […] People with those roots are not inclined to be lazy.”
In 1948, the Williams family moved to Los Angeles where John Williams attended North Hollywood High School, graduating in 1950...

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The Talented Life Of John Williams Part One

The Talented Life Of John Williams Part One

I’m not much on composers however, John Williams is different. In this blog I’ll try to teach you how different John Williams is than the other composers. For this is The Talented Life Of John Williams Part One and you will see more of him in the months ahead.

The Talented Life Of John Williams Part One

The Talented Life Of John Williams Part One

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. With a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history, including Jaws, the Star Wars series, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman, E.T...

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1934 Musical Films

1934 Musical Films

1934 Musical Films

Here are the Musical Films Of 1934, and with only one that I like, which is Babes In Toyland, the rest is a waist of time. The only reason why I like Babe In Toyland is I like Laurel and Hardy, but other than that, I have to wait for the next year. I’ll be doing Musical Films Of 1935 soon, and I’ll be blogging about Babes In Toyland soon, so please continue visiting my website and I’ll bring you more blogs !!!

Musical films
* Babes In Toyland starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
* Bachelor of Arts starring Tom Brown, Anita Louise, Henry Walthall, Arline Judge and Mae Marsh. Directed by Louis King.
* Belle of the Nineties starring Mae West
* Blossom Time starring Richard Tauber
* Boots! Boots! starring George Formby and Beryl Formby, and featuring Bet...

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Musical Films Of 1933

Musical Films Of 1933

I’m not much into musicals and I’m not much into movies of 1933, but I am into music and into films in the 1933, but not as my website is labeled for or what I want. The list of movies on this blog, is only for knowing what was made then, but that’s all what I’ll be doing about it. Any musical film that I like, I’ll be typing about, however if I have no interests in them, then what’s the point in digging into the background of it. Check on the next year, of 1934, and maybe I’ll find something a musical film that I like, until then, here’s my list of musical moves of 1933 !!!

Musical films
* 42nd Street, starring Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler, Una Merkel, Ginger Rogers and Dick Powell
* Adorable, starring Janet Gaynor, Henry Garat and C...

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Musical Films Of 1932

Musical Films Of 1932

I’m not much into Musicals, but to talk about my second favorite topic on this (my website), which is music. So I have to type about music as well, or start another website (now there’s a thought), but their are some Musicals that I do like. Their aren’t on every year, nor not all are worth watching twice. Maybe, it’s because, their really one and the same movie, I mean, it’s girl meet boy, and try to win him in the end, with songs just added in to make you feel better about yourself and sell more tickets and more 78’s. For those that don’t know what 78’s are, I think it’s about time I should type you about it, but not here. This blog is about Musical Films Of 1932, and not how fast a single was.

Theses movies were released in 1932, however, not one I like, so I won...

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Musical Films Of 1931

Musical Films Of 1931

As much as I love music, I also love film, so for every year I’m on, I’ll be texting you about my favorite film that has a soundtrack  even though I prefer action and comedy, they don’t have a soundtrack, and I’m not going to break my rules for my selfish interests. If I wanted to text about Films, I should have started one, and not have it on my website, however, other interest I have does have music in it, so I’ll be adding them to my website, when the time is right.

Some years, I may not like any of them, so some of my blogs won’t mean a thing, but others will have plenty of meaning, so here’s what was shown in 1931, and I only like one of them, which I didn’t know was made in 1931, so even I am learning as I go.

Musical Films
Children of Dreams starring Margaret ...

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Musical Films Of 1930

Musical Films Of 1930

Along Came Youth starring Charles “Buddy” Rogers, Frances Dee and Stuart Erwin. Directed by Lloyd Corrigan and Norman McLeod.
Animal Crackers starring the Marx Brothers, Lillian Roth and Margaret Dumont. Directed by Victor Heerman.
Be Yourself! starring Fanny Brice, Harry Green and Robert Armstrong. Directed by Thornton Freeland.
Big Boy starring Al Jolson and Claudia Dell. Directed by Alan Crosland.
The Big Pond starring Maurice Chevalier and Claudette Colbert. Directed by Hobart Henley.
Bride of the Regiment, starring Walter Pidgeon and Vivienne Segal
Bright Lights starring Dorothy Mackaill, Frank Fay, Noah Beery, Inez Courtney and Eddie Nugent. Directed by Michael Curtiz.
Chasing Rainbows starring Bessie Love, Charles King, Jack Benny and Marie Dressler
Children of...

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The Talented Jumpin’ Gene Simmons

The Talented Jumpin’ Gene Simmons

Jumpin’ Gene Simmons

Jumpin’ Gene Simmons (July 10, 1933 – August 29, 2006) was an American rockabilly singer and songwriter, best known for his 1964 novelty single “Haunted House”.

Jumpin’ Gene Simmons
Birth name Morris Eugene Simmons
Born July 10, 1933
Itawamba County, Mississippi, United States
Origin Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Died August 29, 2006 (aged 73)
Genres Rock and roll, pop, rockabilly
Occupations Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1958–2006

Biography

He was born Morris Eugene Simmons in Itawamba County, Mississippi, and began his recording career with Sun Records in 1958 while performing as an opening act for former labelmate Elvis Presley...

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The Talented Lena Horne Part One

The Talented Lena Horne Part One

Lena Horne
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010) was an American jazz and pop music singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Horne’s career spanned over 70 years appearing in film, television, and theater. Horne joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of 16 and became a nightclub performer before moving to Hollywood, where she had small parts in numerous movies, and more substantial parts in the 1943 films Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather. Because of the Red Scare and her political activism, Horne found herself blacklisted and unable to get work in Hollywood.
Lena Horne

Publicity photo of Horne for her stage show Nine O’Clock Revue, 1961
Born
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne
June 30, 1917
Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York...

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Happy Birthday Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly’s (September 7,1936-February 3,1959) birthday is today, and I’m not sure if anyone is going to celebrate it. For he was part of the 1950’s music scene and was one of the contenders that was overthrowing Elvis Presley. Even though Buddy Holly started his musical career in the 1950’s, you hear anything about him on any 1950’s specials or Greatest Hits album, and he died before the 1960’s started. Yet Buddy Holly inspired others to write songs and sing them as well, for the most part, most part, you were either singing songs for yourself or on your own or writing for others.

Buddy Holly is the first to wear glasses, where others were told that they can’t wear them...

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