Sunday, June 29, 2014

Celebrity Rock: Yankee Doodle Dandy (1941-2)

Friday is Independence Day, and one classic song that is commonly associated with the 4th of July is George M. Cohan's immortal "Yankee Doodle Dandy".

Bones McNally put together two clips, in reverse chronological order. The first is the most famous version of "Yankee Doodle Dandy", from the movie of the same name, with James Cagney. A year earlier, Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland teamed up in "Babes on Broadway". Judy, 2 years removed from "Wizard of Oz", was just 19, meaning she was 17 when she made "Oz", but is just stunning here, looking older and more mature than she really was at the time.

Now, judge for yourself, pilgrims.

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