8/21/07

Hit Parade

1930:

Songs:
Mood Indigo, Duke Ellington
Putting On The Ritz, Fred Astaire
But Not For Me
Can This Be Love?
Dancing On The Ceiling
Embraceable You
I Got Rhythm
Love For Sale
Bidin’ My Time


Movies:
All Quiet On The Western Front
Animal Crackers
The Blue Angel
Anna Christie
The Big Trail
Whoopee!
They Learned About Women
Good News


The Hays Code was introduced this year, but compliance was optional. Mandatory compliance with the code didn’t come until 1934.

1931

Songs:
99 Out Of A Hundred Want To Be Loved, Rudy Vallee
Minnie The Moocher, Cab Calloway
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams, Bing Crosby
Where The Blue Of The Night Meets The Gold Of The Day, Bing Crosby
When The Moon Comes Over The Mountain, Kate Smith
All Of Me
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
Dancing In The Dark
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Lady Of Spain
I Found A Million-Dollar Baby (In A Five and Ten Cent Store)
Of Thee I Sing


The Star-Spangled Banner officially became our National Anthem in 1931, after 20 years of Congressional Debate.

Movies:
City Lights
Frankenstein
Dracula
Monkey Business
The Public Enemy
Little Caesar
M
The Front Page



1932

Songs:

It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing
April In Paris
42nd Street
I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plan
Louisiana Hayride
Night And Day
You’re Getting to Be A Habit With Me

Movies:
Freaks (Incidentally, Freaks starred two former vaudevillians -- the Hilton Sisters, who happened to be Siamese twins)
Scarface
Horse Feathers
The Mummy
Grand Hotel
I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang
Tarzan the Ape Man
Red Dust
A Farewell to Arms
No Man Of Her Own

1933

Songs:
It’s Only A Paper Moon
Have You Ever Seen A Dream Walking?
Stormy Weather
Shadow Waltz
The Gold Diggers Song (“We’re In The Money”)

Movies:
Duck Soup
King Kong
42nd Street
Dinner At Eight
Little Women
Gold Diggers of 1933
Flying Down To Rio
Footlight Parade
Dancing Lady
Roman Scandals
Hallelujiah, I’m A Bum

2 comments:

Kim W. said...

Gang, the formating on this is all fudged, and I apologize. I am not clever enough to work it out in translation from word processing document to 'blog.

Kim W. said...

The real Kim says:

Jeff, I don't just think it's you, I just tried to edit and it didn't work for me either. I'm working on it.

Incidentally, you are still showing up as me in the comments. It's kind of freaking me out, actually....(I keep thinking of that "Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich" scene from BEING JOHN MALKOVICH.)