Thursday, March 24, 2016

Good Morning and Happy Birthday

In Hollywood's greatest musical a key plot point occurs on March 24th. Early that morning actor Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) realizes that he can avert a box-office disaster by converting his upcoming silent movie, "The Dueling Cavalier," to a musical, "The Dancing Cavalier."

Buddy Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Connor) and love interest Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds) celebrate this realization through an exuberant tap number, thereby demonstrating the entertainment power of song and dance. It's so meta-.....
Cosmo rips a page off a day-by-day calendar to the new date: March 24. “Your lucky day is the 24th!” he tells Don. Cue the music.

March 24th is my twin brothers' birthday, also a cause for celebration.

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