There’s ‘Something to Sing About’ with ‘The Golden Age of Musicals’

GameStop, Inc.

Golden age of musicalsThe best part about this gig is when something you normally aren’t a fan of comes across your desk and you say, “Sure, I’ll give it a go.” When I was in high school, my wrestling drilling partner would always sing show tunes from classic movie musicals, like Something to Sing About or Private Buckaroo (both included in this box set). The idea of movie musicals always creeped me out, “Who the hell just breaks into song at random?” was always my mindset, but wouldn’t you know it, as annoyed as I was, the songs started to stick.

Well, 20 years later, The Golden Age of Musicals comes across my desk and songs from This is the Army like The Army’s Made a Man Out of Me, made me sit up and proclaim, “We made that guy (Lt. Ronald Reagan) president!”

What’s different for me about classical musicals like these is that they didn’t make me feel uncomfortable like the ones from the ’60s and ’70s that had two lines of dialogue followed four songs in a row. These were just Americana fun. You get to see the greatest generation at their best in entertainment. People think dancers and singers were not the most masculine of men, but then you realize that these were Renaissance Men. They could sing, act, dancing and even fight! Most of them severed in the military and boxing was part of physical education when they were in school.

Somehow we forgot our way regarding the arts and have compartmentalized what we expect from people, a fighter can only be a fighter, a dancer can only be a dancer, a singer can only be a singer. We forgot that generations before us did it all and did it well. This is a reminder of that time. Hell, it reminded me that my drilling partner and I would go from the choir room to the wrestling mats. He’s got three boys now and there’s zero doubt that they are going from singing class to Brazilian jiu-jitsu as well.

The Golden Age of Musical has 17 classics with 25 plus hours on five DVDs with countless stars that feature Dean Martin, Jerry Lewish, Danny Kaye, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Judy Garland and yes, that guy who became president, Ronald Reagan.

The Golden Age of Musicals (5 Discs)

Film Chest Media Group

Genre: Musicals/Comedy/Drama/Romance/War

Original Release: 1937 – 1957 (B&W and Color)

Not Rated

Format: DVD

Running Time: Approx. 25 ¾ Hours

Suggested Retail Price: $19.98

Pre-Order Date: July 19, 2016

Street Date: August 9, 2016

Catalog #: FC-528

UPC Code: #874757052892

The Golden Age of Musicals
  • Overall Score
5

The Verdict

With over 25 hours of classical musicals featuring some of the most talented all around entertainers of the 1940s and ’50s, you can’t miss.

Anytime Costumes

Leave a Reply

FanboyNation
Animation/Anime Interviews Animation/Anime News Animation/Anime Reviews Film/TV Interviews Film/TV News Film/TV Review
Lim Kay Siu Talks About His Role as Gyatso in Netflix’s ‘Avatar’

International Star, Lim Kay Siu talks about his role as Gyatso...

Ernie Hudson Talks ‘Quantum Leap’ Season Two – Interview

Legendary Actor, Ernie Hudson Talks ‘Quantum Leap‘ Season Two, 2-Hour Season...

Morgan Jon Fox Talks About his Card Collecting Documentary ‘The Hobby’

Morgan Jon Fox Talks About his Card Collecting Documentary ‘The Hobby‘...

Event News Event Reviews
Aiden Sinclair and Michael Rangel Talks ’57 Ghosts’ Aboard the Queen Mary Séance

Aiden Sinclair and Apparitionist, Michael Rangel Discuss their new Theatrical Séance...

Luke and Madison Rhoades Open ‘Slashers Axe Throwing’ – Interview

Luke and Madison Rhoades Open Orange County’s first ever horror themed...

Charity Hill and Steve Sheldon, EPIC Ent. Host Immersive Christmas Experiences Across the U.S.

Charity Hill and Steve Sheldon, EPIC Entertainment Group Host Immersive Christmas...

Automotives Football MMA, Kick Boxing & Boxing Professional Wrestling
Olympic Runner Colleen Quigley ‘On The Road to Paris’

Team USA Olympic Runner, Colleen Quigley is On The Road to...

Paralympian Swimmer Ahalya Lettenberger On The Road to Paris

Team USA Paralympian Swimmer, Ahalya Lettenberger is On The Road to...

Ultimate Women of Wrestling Comes to the Globe Theatre – Interview

Ultimate Women of Wrestling Comes to the Globe Theatre on Sunday,...

Adult Continuity Comics on the Can Cultural Junk Drawer Future Comic Rock Stars Is That Racist? Revisiting the Reviled THAT'S NOT ROTTEN! The B-Reel The Cantina Scene This Week in Crowdfunding What the HELL Did I just...?
Fantoy Comics Presents: Harry Potter and the Pahrump Saga! Back to the story!

Alright you monkeys, back to work!

Fantoy Comics Presents: Valentine’s Special 2024: pt 2

Happy Valentines day, Sugar Beet!

Cultural Junkdrawer: I’m not a Swifty, but…

CULTURAL JUNKDRAWER I‘M not a Taylor Swift fan but…     This...

Music Interviews Music News Music Reviews
Joe Kwaczala Talks About His new Comedy Album ‘Funny Songs & Sketches’ – Interview

Joe Kwaczala Talks About His new Comedy Album ‘Funny Songs &...

Songwriter and Poet, Tamara Mechael Talks About Her Career in the Arts

First Generation Assyrian-Chaldean, Songwriter and Poet, Tamara Mechael Talks About Her...

Louden Swain Headlining Los Angeles Show at The Echo

Press Release – Louden Swain are headlining Los Angeles show at...

Enabled Gaming Gaming News Gaming Reviews
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Gameplay Trailer

The first Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League gameplay trailer was revealed during...

Wonder Woman Game
Wonder Woman Game Announced By DC and WB Games

Wonder Woman game will feature the iconic hero in a 3rd...

MultiVersus
MultiVersus brings Batman, Arya Stark, Bugs Bunny, and More

MultiVersus is bringing Shaggy, Harley Quinn, Jake, Batman, Arya Stark, Bugs Bunny,...

Comic Creator Interviews Comic/Graphic Novel News Comic/Graphic Novel Reviews Manga News Manga Reviews Novel/Novella Author Interviews Novel/Novella News Novel/Novella Reviews
Gary Morgenstein Talks ‘A Dugout to Peace’ the Final Installment of his Trilogy

Gary Morgenstein Talks About ‘A Dugout to Peace‘ the final installment...

Chris Clews Is ‘Raised on the 80s’ and Shares Those Life Lessons

Chris Clews was ‘Raised on the 80s‘ and Shares Those Life...

Roye Okupe Brings Authentic African Representation to HBO Max and Cartoon Network

Nigerian-American, Roye Okupe brings authentic African representation to HBO Max and...

Apparel/Personal Maintenance News Apparel/Personal Maintenance Reviews Entertainment Product News Entertainment Product Reviews Food/Beverage Reviews Hardware News Hardware Reviews Mystery Box News Mystery Box Reviews
Harry Potter: Magic Caster Wand Demo

The new ‘Harry Potter: Magic Caster Wand‘ is ready to ship...

Chef Jen Peters and Matthew Clayton Bring us the ‘Good Flour’

Canadian Super Chef Jen Peters and Matthew Clayton Bring us the...

Pop Insider 2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Pop Insider 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

The Pop Insider 2021 Holiday Gift Guide is now available to help...

Gaming Uncensored Toon-In-Talk
Episode 38: Hamid Rahmanian

Join Whitney Grace as she speaks with artist Hamid Rahmanian, who...

No Preview
Toon-In Talk Episode 37: Niki Smith

Whitney Grace interviews graphic novel writer and artist Niki Smith about...

Toon-In Talk Episode 36: Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen takes some time from his busy voice acting schedule...