Monday, December 31, 2012

Have a Wonder Bar Year!

May I join Ricardo Cortez, Dolores del Rio, Al Jolson, Kay Francis and Dick Powell, in wishing you the best for 2013!

 If you ever get a chance to watch this movie, Wonder Bar (1934), do.  It's a typical night at a pre-code Paris nightclub ... everybody wanting someone they can't or shouldn't have, Busby Berkeley dancers on the world's largest stage, Dick Powell at his warbling best, and Hugh Herbert and Guy Kibbee chewing up the scenery as two drunken lechers.  A real hoot.  You might want to fast forward through the amazingly offensive Al Jolson backface number.  Society does change over 80 years, sometimes even for the better. 

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