June 25, 2010

Play it, Smitty!


Look, just watch this clip from the 1944 movie Bathing Beauty. Ethel Smith could rock a Hammond like you wouldn't believe. (Also, I think I need to add a "heels" tag.)

Album Cover
1944
from Podsville

13 comments:

Jucie said...

There was a whole lotta Revlon "Love That Red" lipstick in that clip.

downtown guy said...

It matched the freshman beanies. The only thing you really miss with that clip is when all the girls first sneak into her room and beg her to play. At first she hems and haws, but then she takes off her glasses and it's on!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Are there many moods? Looks like one to me.

downtown guy said...

SB: I had exactly the same thought!

Ms. Moon said...

The mood of "love me! I do!" To sort of quote May.

downtown guy said...

Ha, true! Did you watch that clip?

May said...

I haven't watched the clip yet (oh, but I will) but I have to comment on the similarity her necklace has to the weapon/necklace of the jungle girl cartoon we watched as kids. Do you remember that? She could take off her necklace, throw it, and it would slice through bad guys and vines and stuff?

white rabbit said...

That reminds me of my dreadful album covers postings...

downtown guy said...

May: I do remember! Something like Sheena of the jungle?

WR: I always enjoy those.

Ms. Moon said...

Okay. I finally watched the clip. What tiny dancing hands. What big, strange hair. What happy, happy Girl Scouts. Or whatever they were.
Old movies are so fucking weird. Which is why I love them.

downtown guy said...

Me, too. That one wasn't very good, but Ethel's parts were excellent!

Ms. Moon said...

Hey- Check out youtube for Jo Ann Castle. She was my favorite Lawrence Welk performer. I LOVED her when I was a child. Now THAT was a happy piano playin' woman and she wore amazing high heels.

downtown guy said...

I'll look her up!