This Month’s Genre…
This month’s genre is, “Happy 1940′s Holidays: Christmas Classics of the 1940s”
Hard to believe, but the holiday season has arrived, evident (amid a variety of reasons) by the 24-7 Christmas carols playing on several radio stations and Christmas countdowns left and right.
I guess this means I am following suit because this month I will look at five American holiday classics, all from the 1940s. First up, The Bishop’s Wife starring David Niven, Loretta Young, and, of course, Cary Grant. Next, The Bells of St. Mary’s, a second drama, this one starring Ingrid Bergman. Mid-month, a genre shift… Holiday Inn, a musical, starring, Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. Then, keeping with “holiday” in the title theme, Holiday Affair, a less popular but equally enjoyable Christmastime flick. Lastly, A Night to Remember, starring Barbara Stanwyck, an often forgotten holiday classic which deserves much more attention.
Happy holidays, and roll ‘em!