TFTMM Presents “Musicals: With A Song And A Dance In My Heart (September 2021)” Blogathon

Well, it’s September 1 finally, and that means that we are moving on to the blogathon that I’ve been looking forward to hosting all year long!  That, of course, would be the Musicals: With A Song And A Dance In My Heart blogathon!

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Quick Comments On My Own Feelings For The Genre

Like many, I grew up watching musicals, mainly in the form of the animated Disney films (and some of their accompanying sing-a-long VHS tapes), and a few live-action films like The Wizard Of Oz and The Sound Of Music.  However, I never really got into the genre itself until my parents and grandparents started to share more of the classic movies when we made the jump to DVD and rented any number of films from Netflix.  Slowly, they started me off with the Road series and a few of the other big classics like White Christmas, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and Singin’ In The Rain. As I found more to try, I also found myself influenced to take up dancing (mostly tap, ballroom, and ballet), with greater preference for performing to songs from these films. While my dancing days seem to be behind me (hopefully only for the time being), I still enjoy watching many of these old musicals from the 30s – 50s and feeling inspired to get up and dance (and sing in my own admittedly off-key fashion). So, I am looking forward to revisiting a few favorites and trying out new ones myself. I also hope to see what films inspire you to dance or sing (and, as I said when I originally announced this blogathon, you are not limited to any specific era of film musical to choose from)!

Reminder for those that haven’t signed up for this month yet (and still want to join): this is currently the only blogathon that I have hosted this year that is likely to become an annual thing (whether it stays month-long every year or eventually becomes a three-day blogathon like most will be determined over time).  For next year’s musical blogathon, my current plan (which may or may not change) is to focus on screen teams (like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, etc.). Of course, this is only relevant if you have a limited number of screen team musicals to work with (and want to join next year).

Entries For This Month

Thoughts From The Music(al) Man –

Nice Girl? (1941)

All-American Co-Ed (1941), Fiesta (1941) and Flying With Music (1942)

Mad About Music (1938)

Hit The Deck (1955)

That Certain Age (1938)

Pal Joey (1957)

Kismet (1955)

Ziegfeld Follies (1945)

Deep In My Heart (1954)

Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)

18 Cinema Lane

I Dream Of Jeanie (1952)


Since this blogathon lasts a month, I’ll keep the rules here in case anybody is still interested in joining in:

  1. At this point, I am not putting any restrictions on topics related to the musical genre, whether it be on individual movies, lists of favorites, etc.
  2. This is intended as a celebration of the musical genre, so obviously this would not be a good month to join in if you are not a fan of the genre.
  3. I’m requesting that all posts would be new material, and not any previously published ones.
  4. As previously indicated, this is a month-long celebration of the musical genre, so you will have that whole month to work with. Usually, I myself would be publishing about four or five posts per month, but since this is more genre specific than usual, I currently plan to focus ALL of my posts for the month on it (but that’s just me, so you can do however many you like, within reason).
  5. If you are interested in joining, I would certainly suggest you either comment on this post, email me at, or, for the Facebook savvy, contact me at my FB page. And feel free to use any of the banners I have put together (as much as I have been looking forward to this one, I will actually have several to choose from, as opposed to my usual one).