Thursday, April 26, 2007

Jimmy is Glenn

I want to put my two cents in for a film I watched just last week - The Glenn Miller Story. I love Big Band music, so watching this was a blast. The music was a pleasure to listen to and James Stewart is excellent as Glenn Miller. And it wouldn't be a 50s Jimmy Stewart film without June Allyson as Glenn's wife, Helen. There's one night club scene where Louis Armstrong (in the flesh) invites Gene Krupa (in the flesh), Glenn & other music notables to the stage to "jam." Beautiful.

The story of Glenn's disappearance has always been an interesting one, suitable for Unsolved Mysteries. Just before Christmas 1944, the aircraft he was flying on disappeared en route to Paris. One theory was his plane was accidentally bombed from above - the theories continue to this day.

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