G | | Documentary, Family, Musical
Some of MGM's musical stars review the studio's history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) to Brigadoon (1954), from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in ... See full summary »
The idea for a third edition was pitched by MGM/UA Home Video head George Feltenstein to then MGM/UA president Alan Ladd Jr. Feltenstein had typed up a list of musical numbers for a potential third movie back in 1976 after returning home from That's Entertainment, Part II (1976). Ladd approved the pitch, but because Feltenstein was a studio exec, he didn't get a screen credit for his contribution.
In the 1950s, Hollywood went into a panic that rivaled the advent of talking pictures. A monster had taken over the movie going public. Television. So, the movies went into new technologies, such as cinemascope, stereophonic sound - to try to ...
Production stills from MGM musicals are shown under the end credits.
Home video and DVD release contains several additional musical excerpts.
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