Thursday, January 22, 2009

Panama Hattie

"Boy, did I get tighter than a mouse's ear". So sings Virginia O'Brien with her rendition of AT THE SAVOY in PANAMA HATTIE, a song I wish I had written myself. This is one of those MGM musicals where the story is of no import and it's all about the music. Red Skelton is fun at times and Ann Sothern was at her very best but the real gem here is Lena Horne performing JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS. As I said, it's not so much a film as a long music video with Cole Porter behind it and if that's your thing, great. O'Brien, known as Miss Deadpan may very well have been the first rapper as you'll witness here.


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