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  1. October 28, 2012

    Busby was an original without doubt. I don’t miss any of his movies when they’re on TCM. Apparently he was a tyrant and a mess from what I understand though.

    • October 28, 2012

      Hey! Hope you’re high and dry – aren’t you in D.C.?

      • October 28, 2012

        We are high, but not so dry now. No work tomorrow. Hopefully the winds won’t be so bad. Had a big oak go down in the yard a couple of years ago, don’t need that headache again.

      • October 28, 2012

        The noise alone is terrifying in a storm like that. Hugs from here, V (And, I’m still enjoying this phrase from someone of a poetic bent: “It’s amber wrapped up in air that was let out of an old tire.”) Stay safe.

  2. October 28, 2012

    Freaky and fabulous indeed. I love the over the top spectacles of his movies..

  3. October 29, 2012

    Wow, double take – the singer in the clip reminds me so much of Kirsten Dunst …

    • October 29, 2012

      That’s Ginger Rogers – and I really can’t imagine what it looked like in the theater when the camera zoomed into her mouth like that – it scares me!

  4. November 5, 2012

    My favorite Disco in San Francisco in the late 70’s was Busby’s…. it was freaky and fabulous too. I never once entered that club without thinking of Mr. Berkeley.

  5. March 21, 2013

    Did Busby do the dance sequences for Flying Down To Rio.I cant watch it now because I only have it on video tape.

    • March 22, 2013

      It was somebody else, I think his name was Gould, but what I do remember was he was assisted by Hermes Pan who went on to do the Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers movies.

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