This short opens with Judy Garland singing, and dancing to, the title song. A short history of movie music is presented, from silent films accompanied by a single piano, to the elaborate ... See full summary »
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This is a Traveltalk visit to Los Angeles in the 1930s. At the time of filming, the population of Los Angeles County was about 2.25 million. In one of the highlights of the film, narrator ... See full summary »
This is strictly a promotional musical piece for MGM's cluster of stars under contract to the studio during the studio contract system in the '40s.
It starts off with Judy Garland singing, "We Must Have Music," from one of her many musicals at MGM, then goes on to show very brief clips from similar films produced by the studio.
Contrary to another comment at this site, there is no mention whatsoever of Deanna Durbin (who was under contract to Universal at this time). There is an opera singer by the name of Rise Stevens who did "The Chocolate Soldier" with Nelson Eddy, but nowhere can you spot Deanna.
The impressive MGM lineup of stars goes on to show close-ups of all the studio's favorites, except for Lassie. Movie fans can feast their eyes on Lana Turner, Robert Taylor, Greta Garbo, Ruth Hussey, Laraine Day, Hedy Lamarr, Kathryn Grayson, Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable and lots of others.
Strictly for fans of MGM musicals, it does give brief credit to all the composers at the studio and the films they worked on.
There's an interesting segment showing how rehearsals were done under Busby Berkeley for one of the Garland/Rooney production numbers called "Hoe-Down."
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