Thanks so much for the tour. (My grown son started singing “Sisters” the other day–what a crack up!) Becky .-= Becky´s last blog ..When God Closes a Door… =-.
She Runs a bed and Breakfast. I often wondered how Betty and Judy’s trunks with their blue dresses and the plums for their “sisters” number ever got to the Columbia Inn because Bob and Phil ran out on the Sheriff at Novella’s without any luggage and barely made on to the train in time. How did Alice and Phil treat you?
I remember that the seams in her stockings were always SO straight. So many one-liners that Bing and Danny throw out there. Mr. Morse didn’t like to share his cast with other shows, so when the PHIL HARRIS/ALICE FAYE SHOW ended, he brought me back into ONE MAN’S FAMILY. The 11 best Bed and Breakfasts in Pasadena. .-= Pamela´s last blog ..Snow =-. Always enjoyable. She is a hoot!
But when you have folks as brilliant as Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby in the cast, I guess some ad-libbing is to be expected! Somehow, the Christmas season went by so fast that I didn’t even watch it this year Anyway, thanks Julia for the amazing inside commentary, facts, and pictures about such a classic movie! I’m so ashamed to say that I’ve never seen White Christmas before. One of my favorites! For the record, I tear up when Bing sings White Christmas at the BEGINNING of the movie and the waterworks go pretty much through the whole thing! I never realized all the ages of the actors, & then relating to the parts they were playing. You might think so. He’d be standing up and wearing probably a suit or a sport coat with trousers, and he would grab his pants at the knee and jiggle them up and down on one leg, just one leg, toward the audience. That’s a run-through. Sadly, we didn’t get a White Christmas. When you were at a table read, who was sitting beside you? Thanks. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Sorry it’s not a real inn. I remember that when I was a little girl I wanted to decorate my future home just like this lodge. .-= Amanda @ Serenity Now´s last blog ..You Better Watch Out- You Better Not Cry =-. Vera probably helped me with an early distorted body image. We get a glimpse of the kitchen after Betty hears about Judy and Phil’s surprise engagement and leaves the party: In the DVD commentary, when Betty gets mad at Bob because of a misunderstanding and goes to New York without telling anyone first, Clooney says, “I always thought I overreacted to this. They are gorgeous. You really made my night! I stayed with a friend for a week before coming home for Christmas this year, and we watched this movie every single night the entire time I was there.
Every year in junior and senior high, we’d be bussed uptown to see this movie. I’m singing right along too. If you ever open an inn in Vermont like that, I will be your first customer! Oh yes.
It’s a moment that chokes me up, annually, and many folks I spoke with said the same.
Vera-Ellen was an amazing dancer, but she couldn’t sing. .-= Richella at Imparting Grace´s last blog ..For Edie =-. Where can I find biographical information? White Christmas is my all time favorite Christmas movie and you got some excellent shots so Thank You!!! He tells her to “grab the cow” and come sit down…greatest!’ My mom was living at the Chi Omega house at the University of Texas in the ’50’s when Kathryn Grandstaff (a year older than mom and living at the ChiO house too) began dating Bing and he’d call on the one phone in the house and whoever would answer would yell…”Miss Grandstaff, Hollywood calling”! Where is she now? LLLLLOOOOVVVEEE IT!!! Thanks, Julie! I loved the inn and made my own Columbia Inn sign- very much like the one in the movie. Love love love this movie. .-= Julie´s last blog .. =-. I had the meanest bus driver, and he moved the bus from where he said he’d leave it. I enjoyed reading through this. This is my favorite Christmas movie. The set of White Christmas is cozy and they pulled it off…never think of it being a sound stage while watching. I managed to dvr quite a few of them and have really enjoyed watching them. It’s nice to hear what she’s doing now. Do you still feel deep down that Johnny Depp is a victim? Somehow I never really noticed the age difference when watching the movie. One door that was not shut in the Whitfields’ face belonged to Carlton E. Morse, the creative force behind I Love a Mystery and One Man’s Family. My dream home will have windows like these. I LOVE White Christmas. She doesn’t like to talk much about her acting days, but I wanted to share with her the lovely comments you all share about White Christmas. Q. A. Because Alice refused to fly, we would travel by train to Chicago and New York for the last shows of the season, and it was all luxury at its best. The train conductor is very familiar and I believe he has been on many films. I remember going to Washington, D.C. for the Harry Truman inauguration. Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney are my favorites.
In the classic Christmas broadcast where Jack Benny is recruited to play Santa Claus, Little Alice can be heard admonishing her sister not to backslide on her good behavior or else she won’t receive any of Jolly St. Nick’s gift largesse. Maybe thats why we all still watch these great classics ,because they were made by people that were for the most part in real life like the characters they play. She was an actress, known for White Christmas (1954), numerous TV shows and commercials, and a long radio career beginning in 1945 when she was seven.
I could watch that movie over and over and had NO idea Bing was that old in the movie. We were all talking and visiting. , By the way, Julie, please share with your mother that this last year, I had the pleasure of introducing this movie at the 500-seat classic movie palace, The Dryden, at George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. I was born in Mississippi in 1938. . Thank you for your web site. I loved Christmas in Connecticut and Meet me in St. Louis. Q. Rosemary’s dress at the piano party is my favorite! I love the little bit of info about Doris Day (she is my fav). Again, such a great post…I liked learning the little extra tidbits about the actors. You could fall right in! When she left Hollywood in 1976, she went back to college, got a degree in Mass Communications, and began a new career as an educator about water quality at the state Department of Ecology. White Christmas was intended to reunite Crosby and Fred Astaire, who had previously co-starred in the classic Holiday Inn that came out in 1942.