White Christmas (1954) is a favorite Christmas musical for so many people. This is another classic that doesn’t really need a review. Being over 60 years old, I think it’s time for an annotation for younger viewers. Here’s my take on some of the sayings and culture in White Christmas that might need some explanation….
Film Festival: The Holidays One of America’s most-beloved Christmas songs is White Christmas. Written by Irving Berlin during World War II, it served as a reminder of home and hearth for many GIs. Bing Crosby introduces the song in the musical, Holiday Inn (1942), a film that is about a lot more than just Christmas….
Film Festival: Art Deco DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION, Hollywood movies gave audiences a glamorous escape from reality. RKO’s Top Hat has glamour in spades, featuring exotic locales, beautiful clothes, big dance numbers and fantastic art deco sets. This is one of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers‘ finest moments in any film. “Heaven, I’m in heaven, And…