Movie Music Monday, Wartime Music, Sentimental Journey

This year, 2019, we celebrate 74 years since World War Two ended, its veteran survivors being in their 80s and 90s, so some wartime music and a sentimental journey is a must. Some of them were dog handlers, such as Marine Corps war dog handler Pvt. Homer J. Finley, Jr. who still remembers his dogs, one of them being Pvt. ‘Jan’, a Doberman Pinscher, a silent hero of war.

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Movie Music Monday, Wartime Classic, WW2, Begin the Beguine

A most beloved wartime classic song, Begin the Beguine was composed by Cole Porter in 1935, turned into a swing by Artie Shaw and band and made famous by Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell. Their legendary tap dance in the movie Broadway Melody surely caught on.

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Movie Music Monday, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meet Me in St. Louis

Movie Music Monday, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meet Me in St. Louis , 1944, Judy Garland.

One of my old times favorite Christmas movies – ever since I can remember – is Meet Me in St. Louis and I am thrilled that it remained a Christmas favorite in our family!

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Christmas is All Around, Movie Music Monday, Love Actually

Christmas is All Around is that one song that always hums winter celebration to me. For Movie Music Monday, coming from the movie “Love Actually.”

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Movie Music Monday, Hanover Street, John Barry, Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down

Hanover Street poster-source imdb

Movie Music Monday, Hanover Street, music by John Barry, with Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down, and Christopher Plummer – what’s not to love?

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