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A Visit with Debbie Reynolds (1959)

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The New England Variety Club and the Boston Red Sox present this in-theater appeal for contributions to Boston's Jimmy Fund, for child cancer treatment and research. Debbie Reynolds ... See full summary »

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The New England Variety Club and the Boston Red Sox present this in-theater appeal for contributions to Boston's Jimmy Fund, for child cancer treatment and research. Debbie Reynolds addresses the audience as a mother whose daily prayer is for the health and happiness of her two children. Yet cancer claims the lives of thousands of children annually. Health professionals treat children in 532 beds in Boston while researchers look for a cure -- all funded by contributions to the Jimmy Fund. We see the children and the researchers. "Help speed THE END of cancer in children," reads a closing title card. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Two Reynolds Shorts
4 April 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Visit with Debbie Reynolds, A (1959)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Story of a Dress, The (1964)

*** (out of 4)

These two shorts are certainly going to appeal to Debbie Reynolds fans but films buffs might be interested in them just for history sake as both appear on Turner Classic Movies quite often. A VISIT WITH DEBBIE REYNOLDS features the actress speaking to the camera about the Jimmy Fund, which is a cause many celebrities did shorts for back in the day. Reynolds talks about her own children and then talks about all the sick children who need help for their cancer. THE STORY OF A DRESS is a promotional piece for THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, which features Reynolds, Morton Haack, Charles Walters and many others. Fans of that musical will want to check this out but I think the bigger thing to take notice of here is some of the "how to" in Hollywood. The documentary does a good job at showing how the director, star and costume designer come together to agree on certain outfits and then we get to see how they are made. Both shorts run just over five minutes so if you see them on TCM there's certainly worth watching.


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