Lobby card: In an era of breadlines, Depression, and wars, I tried to help people get away from all the misery; to turn their minds to something else. I wanted to make people happy, if only for an hour. Busby Berkeley Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestLike this:Like Loading...
He sure made me happy. I still remember the first time I saw that number “Lullaby Of Broadway” with all those dancers. I was only nine but it blew me off the couch and out the door and half way down the street. When I came too, I suddenly and miraculously knew how to tap and I tap danced all the way back home.
My dad always told me James Cagney was really (as he said) a hoofer and one of the best dancers in Hollywood — who was famous for his gangster roles. I never researched it to find out if it was true — I just took it as gospel.
Honey!!!! Have you never seen “Yankee Doodle Dandy” with Jimmy hoofing it right up the side of the proscenium? Get thee to NetFlix!
Yes sir, sir!
“My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you.”
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