Starring Eleanor Powell

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The Gazette, Colorado Springs


Actress Eleanor Powell, one of the top dancing stars during the golden age of Hollywood, is the focus of tonight’s films, starting with 1936’s Born to Dance (pictured), in which James Stewart costars as a sailor who falls in love with a young aspiring dancer only to have their relationship jeopardized by a Broadway star also enamored by him. Fred Astaire costars in the next film, Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940), a musical about an unsuccessful dance team, which is followed by the musical comedy Lady Be Good (1941), about a composer and songwriter couple who succeed in work but often fail within their marriage. The last two films include Ship Ahoy (1942), a musical comedy costarring Red Skelton, and Rosalie (1937), another musical, costarring Nelson Eddy, about a cadet who falls in love with a girl who ends up being a European princess.