The Radio City Music Hall first opened on December 27, 1932 and when I first read that the imagery it brought to mind was from a scene in the movie “Annie” (1982).
In that scene Annie is taken for a night out to the Radio City Music Hall that includes seeing The Rockettes and a movie – along with its song “Let’s Go To The Movies”.
The movie is set to 1933 and that means Radio City Music Hall would have only been open for a year set at the time in the movie “Annie”. It has been interesting to investigate letter writing during The Great Depression which will be a future blog post in 2016.
Back to “Annie”. I’ve included that scene here. One of the things I love about the 1982 movie is it includes The Rockettes in costume from the 1930’s era. By the way, the movie featured they see is “Camille”. It was not until writing today’s blog post that I realized to include that movie, “Camille”, was an “ooops” as it was not released until 1936. This means they would have gone to see a different movie.
As this is the final Sunday in 2015 it is timely to include “Tomorrow” from the movie “Annie”. I had started to include it with my Thanksgiving Day blog post but instead opted to include it with today’s blog post given we are near to closing out the year and beginning to look ahead to next year.
In writing my Christmas newsletter it included sharing: “2015 had the Charles Dickens feel from “A Tale of Two Cities” – “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” – given all that occurred this year. Knowing that we are going to be closing out 2015 with 309 consecutive daily blog posts for the year since launching on February 26 – it has been most exciting! I’m already looking forward to 2016 and appreciate you having been on this blog journey with me and know that next year will be full of the promise of a positive future. Join me tomorrow as we begin the final week in 2015 – this means next Sunday’s blog post will be next year!
Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today —
Image upper left by “Wes“ (according to flickR user Michael J Owens) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons