Busby Berkeley and other delights

In the beginning of Gold Diggers of 1933 Ginger Rogers' face fills the screen, singing We're in the Money in pig latin. Thanks to the Northwest Film Center I finally had the pleasure of seeing this spectacle on the big screen it was meant for.
 
On its original run Gold Diggers of 1933 was shown in Portland as part of the grand opening of the Music Box Theater downtown on Broadway and Taylor. The Oregonian reported that the line went around the block. Imagine all of those depression-era Portlanders marvelling at the kaleidoscoping dance numbers and giggling at the risque humor.
 
Interested in other frothy early musicals? Check out my list, Musicals of the 1930s,

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