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"The words are in my heart" is also great


I've seen several posts for "Lullaby of Broadway" (which was also great) but no posts about "The words are in my heart". I thought that number was fabulous too. All of the beautiful girls on the white pianos with the positions of the pianos changing shape. More great Busby work with those pianos, which were bookended with Dick Powell and beautiful Gloria Stewart in her large ruffled dress romantically sitting under a tree, and three beauties coming down/going back up the stairs before/after playing a piano. Even though I loved it, I'm guessing the reason some people may have favored it less was because of the visability of the legs underneath moving the pianos. I'm guessing the guys moving the pianos around were trying to remain unseen but didn't succeed at that. The number was still great nonetheless.

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Gloria Stewart was very beautiful in the 1930s. In fact, she only passed away a few years ago at age 100 and some people may remember her as old present day Rose from "Titanic" in 1998.

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I first saw this number in 1974 (!) at the American History Museum in D.C.. Along with 'Shuffle off to Buffalo', it was being shown as part of an exhibit on films of the 30's. I was absolutely mesmerized and, as I recall, it was only on the third or fourth viewing that I noticed the legs! I expect many in the audience back in 1935 had the same reaction.

I always wondered why they didn't instead have a black curtain that hung from the perimeter of the piano.

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I was totally mesmerized by the number too. The being able to see the legs part was such a tiny infraction to me. I wasn't sure if some people may've thought of it as a bigger deal than others.

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