Thursday, November 25, 2010

Plenty To Be Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends!!  I've been saving this clip especially for this day, I'm so excited to share it with you!

This one's from the movie, Holiday Inn, starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire.  The film features the amazing music of Irving Berlin.  In fact, it was this movie that premiered Berlin's classic, "White Christmas."  Can you imagine sitting in a movie theater and hearing that song sung by Bing for the FIRST time?  Heavenly!

But I've chosen another song from the movie for today, the one that appears in the Thanksgiving segment.  It's called "Plenty to be Thankful For," and I just love it, particularly when it's sung the incomparable Bing.

The artist who compiled this video uses several clips from the movie, along with photos of Bing's brother, Bob Crosby and his big band.  Apparently, Bob's orchestra performed the accompaniment for this number, so he's given his due praise as well!

Anyway, I think the pictures are terrific, including those of Bing's pretty love interest in the movie, Marjorie Reynolds.  Is it just me, or does she remind you a little of Katherine Heigl in these photos?  See what you think!

I'll warn you before you listen, though, this tune is CATCHY!  I DARE you not to be humming it while you enjoy your turkey and mashed potatoes today!!  Enjoy!

15 comments:

Shady Del Knight said...

I agree. Marjorie Reynolds bears a striking resemblance to Katherine Heigl. As a child in the 1950's I watched Marjorie for years in the role of wife Peg on the TV series The Life of Riley. Marjorie, along with William Bendix who starred as husband Chester A. Riley, were among the many movie stars of the 30's and 40's who found work on the small screen during the 50's. Happy Thanksgiving, Joan!

Kathy B said...

LOVED THIS!!!! What a great way to start the morning (after I got that crazy bird in the oven.) And good Lord, that actress looks SO much like Katherine Heigl!
Wish we were with you but sure hope you guys have a wonderful Thanksgiving. LOVE YOU BUNCHES!!!!

Eva Gallant said...

Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful way to start the day! Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Lisalulu said...

That was great, what a way to start the day, thank you. Reminds me of my dad's band, and Bing's family and house that was the next city over. I was lucky enough to tour it! He is always my favorite.

Pearl said...

She absoLUTEly looks like Katherine Heigl!! I've seen this movie a number of times (love it) and now that you've pointed that out...

Happy Thanksgiving! Gravy gravy gravy!

Pearl

Rachel said...

You're right - it must have been absolutely amazing to hear that song for the first time in the theater! (And I've been humming it all week with the snow outside!)

And yes! She does look like Katherine Heigl! Now I must get this movie from Netflix so I can see it captioned :)

Happiest Thanksgiving!

Chrystal said...

She totally looks like katherine hiegl! I don't celebrate Christmas but white christmas sung by bing Crosby is my favorite Christmas song. That is the only Christmas song I don't ever get sick of hearing. He has the most beautiful voice. Thanks for the post!

ReformingGeek said...

Very nice! Such classics.

I hope you are having a great day.

Being Me said...

I love Bing Crosby! And I've not seen this movie or heard about it before, so thanks, will hunt it down. xo

Jessica said...

Lovely! Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Tuna said...

great, now that tune is stuck in my head.

Cheeseboy said...

Hope you had a wonderful holiday. Catchy indeed. Sometimes I wonder if I was born in the wrong era.

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

That is great! I so love old movies and songs.
Thanks for sharing this. :)

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

B xx

PLUS: Thanks so much for your lovely comments!It means a lot.

Kara Hoag said...

I actually watched this movie while I was wrapping christmas presents this year. My boyfriend was nice enough to sit through it due to the joy burning through my eyes at this movie being on. I have loved it since I was a kid. Him? I don't think he loved it so much.

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