Tuesday, July 4, 2017

"Look for the Silver Lining"

Thinking about our inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness, I went looking for one of my favorite song and dance duets,
in one of the dearest and best comic-but-serious
performances ever (in my book), Marilyn Miller cheering up Joe E. Brown--"Look for the Silver Lining", from Sally (1929)--the sound is poor, but here it is:


Michael Leddy said...

That’s entertainment!

But Marilyn Miller — I just read about her at Wikipedia. What a sad story.

Frex said...

Yes, in her real life, sadly the Joe E. Brown character was right:
when she says, :Things aren't as bad as they look,"
he says, "No... they're worse!"

Also in real life, I hate when people insist on cheer, but I love this vaudevillian version--like, how she plays with his hair.