On the way to Rachel's house yesterday, I heard the best Fresh Air piece on NPR that I've heard in a while...."When Hollywood had a Song in its Heart." The host, Terry Gross, interviewed the author of The Songs of Hollywood, Philip Furia. As part of the interview bits of the music are played and the author tells behind the scenes details and antidotes.
Do yourself a favor. Download the podcast and listen to it sometime this week.
In the meantime, tell me some of your favorite movie music moments and musicals. Two of my favorite musicals, as long time readers of this blog will know, are Moulin Rouge and Fiddler on the Roof. I love all of the old standards that were used in Sleepless in Seattle. Some other faves include, Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany's, Wind Beneath My Wings from Beaches, Simon and Garfunkel's Mrs. Robinson from The Graduate, Frank Sinatra's New York, New York from On The Town and the soundtrack from Garden State is a personal favorite....your turn now.