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Is this the strangest group of three performers in a scene from a major Hollywood picture?

Fanny Brice, Hume Cronyn, and William Frawley (Fred Mertz) from "Ziegfeld Follies" (1945), which also features Frawley's future co-star Lucille Ball, along with DL icons Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and Esther Williams.

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by Anonymousreply 6May 25, 2023 9:49 PM

That was from 1938, not 1945.

That wasn't Fanny Brice - that was Barbra Streisand.

by Anonymousreply 1May 25, 2023 7:13 PM

[quote]That was from 1938, not 1945.

Um, no.

This was supposed to be what a night at the Follies would've been like. Songs, dance and comical skits. Both Frawley and Brice were long time vaudevillians. Not sure about Cronyn, who is pretty funny in this. He played a dramatic role in Lifeboat co-starring Tallulah Bankhead the year before.

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by Anonymousreply 2May 25, 2023 7:19 PM

IMDB says it was released in 1938.

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by Anonymousreply 3May 25, 2023 7:24 PM

This film was Released in 1946., started filming 2 years earlier . Mixed bag of numbers . Of course Judy, Lena , Fred A and Gene K were excellent . Even Arthur Freed’s mistress Lucille Bremer had some good moments . Some of the other sequences were quite tedious . Lucille Ball strangely does little but cracking a whip in the opening Vincente Minnelli S&m sequence

by Anonymousreply 4May 25, 2023 7:36 PM

Why does IMDb say it's 1938 ?

by Anonymousreply 5May 25, 2023 7:42 PM

Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller and Elke Sommer.

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by Anonymousreply 6May 25, 2023 9:49 PM
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