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Music

Breakfast in Hollywood 1946

This is a movie version of one of the most successful radio shows of the 1940s. Breakfast in Hollywood began airing in 1940 on Los Angeles station KFWB, and quickly became popular enough to be aired nationwide. It eventually aired […]

Hollywood Party 1934 w/ Laurel & Hardy

Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. So when Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws a big party with so that he might use the […]

Shake, Rattle & Rock! 1956

A group of concerned adults try to ban rock and roll music in their town because they think that the music promotes juvenile delinquency. It’s now up to a disc jockey and a hipster to defend the music in a […]

Till the Clouds Roll By 1946

Biography of songwriter, Broadway pioneer, Jerome Kern. Unable to find immediate success in the USA, Kern sought recognition abroad. He journeyed to England where his dreams of success became real and where he met his future wife Eva. IMDB Till […]

The Emperor Jones 1933 w/Paul Robeson

a Baptist prayer meeting, the preacher leads a prayer for Brutus Jones, who is leaving to become a railway porter. Jones joins the congregation in a spiritual. Once on the train, Jeff, a porter, shows Jones the ropes. Jones secretly […]

The Nicholas Brothers: We Sing and We Dance 1992

The Nicholas Brothers are presented here in a way that reflects the joy and intrinsic goodness that seemed to come from their hearts, and express itself in brilliantly conceived and executed performances. I was particularly moved by a brief segment […]

The Beatniks 1960

Eddie Crane is on his way to becoming a top recording star…if he can only break away from his lawless beatnik friends who are his only companions. Trouble ensues when his friends kill a bartender during a botched hold-up. IMDB

Stand by Your Man 1981

The rags-to-riches tale of country western queen, Tammy Wynette, follows her life from her impoverished childhood to country’s First Lady and her two rocky marriages to fellow superstar George Jones. IMDB

Lackawanna Blues 2005

In the 1950s and 1960s, Ruben Santiago-Hudson Jr. lives in a lively boardinghouse in the blue-collar town of Lackawanna, New York, with his father after his parents separate. Run by the motherly Nanny Crosby and her taciturn husband, the boardinghouse […]

Beat Street 1984

An upbeat, lets-put-on-a-show musical about the wonders of hip-hop music and culture that tells the story of Kenny, a young hip-hop artist living in the rough slums of the Bronx with his younger brother Lee and their mother Cora. Kenny […]

Flame of Barbary Coast 1945

Montana cowboy Duke Fergus travels to 1906 San Francisco to collect a debt from Tito Morell who runs a place on the dodgy Barbary Coast. Though he heads home after losing the money to Morell’s card-sharping, Duke takes a crash […]

Sugartime 1995

Purportedly true story of the affair between singer Phyllis McGuire, and Mafia boss Sam Giancana, famous for his alleged connections to John F Kennedy and Frank Sinatra. 1995 IMDB