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Flying High [Bert Lahr]

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Flying High (1931) starrring Bert Lahr, Charlotte Greenwood

Flying High is Bert Lahr’s film debut – and a screwball comedy. He’s creating an early prototype of the helicopter … but needs money. Charlotte Greenwood has money, but needs a husband …

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Meet the People (1944)

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Meet the People(1944) starring Lucille Ball, Dick Powell

At its’ heart, Meet the People is a musical romantic comedy, where shipyard worker William ‘Swanee’ Swanson (played by Dick Powell) has written a patriotic play about the American worker during World War II. Actress Julie Hampton (played by Lucille Ball) is hired to act in the play, but when Swanson has “creative differences” with the producer, he wants the actual shipyard workers to star in the play.  

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Biography of Bert Lahr

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Biography of Bert Lahr (August 13, 1895 – December 4. 1967)

Bert Lahr was a Tony Award-winning American actor and comedian. Lahr is best remembered today for his role as the Cowardly Lion and the farmworker Zeke in the classic 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, but was well known during his life for work in burlesque, vaudeville, and Broadway.

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Wizard of Oz pictures

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Posters and photos from the classic Judy Garland musical, — The Wizard of Oz

We’re Off to See the Wizard song lyrics

We’re Off to See the Wizard song lyrics, from The Wizard of Oz

Also known as Follow the Yellow Brick Road, We’re Off to See the Wizard was sung three times during The Wizard of Oz — €”as a duet between Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) and the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), as a trio between Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland), the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) and the Tin Man (Buddy Ebsen), and as a quartet with Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland), the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), the Tin Man (Buddy Ebsen), and the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr).

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