Deep In A Rabbit Hole #socs

Today’s prompt, "heart," led me down a rabbit hole or two, to the point where I almost didn’t get around to writing this. Never fear, I am here.

The first thing that came to mind was a 1954 movie called Deep In My Heart, a biopic about the life and times of composer Sigmund Romberg.

The movie starred José Ferrer, Merle Oberon, Helen Traubel, and Doe Avedon, as well as guest appearances by many stars of the musical theater. Ferrer and his wife at the time, Rosemary Clooney (who was pregnant at the time, likely with son Miguel, who you might remember from Crossing Jordan and NCIS: Los Angeles), do a musical number, "Mr. And Mrs." We also see Gene Kelly dancing with brother Fred, Ann Miller (one of the hottest women on two legs at the time, and I don’t think she slowed down much even when she was in her 70’s), and others doing their thing with some of Romberg’s fine compositions from the musicals he wrote.

I remember sitting with Mary one afternoon watching Turner Classic Movies (back in our cable TV days) and being transfixed by this movie. It’s now available on YouTube, so I might take some time and watch it again.

After that, I got nothing…

Linda is our host for Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Now a word about Ozon Fluid Net, the hairspray that leaves hair feeling like hair!

12 thoughts on “Deep In A Rabbit Hole #socs

  1. That was a delightful rabbit hole – that movie looks like the perfect Valentine’s movie to watch. I enjoyed your descriptions of the cast. I also laughed at your emphasis on the hair feels like hair…🤣🤣 The things marketing ads made/make us believe!


    1. Now that I think of it, it would be a pretty good Valentine’s Day movie. The music was great (as was the dancing) and it was a romance. I never knew José Ferrer could sing and dance that well; he always seemed like such a serious actor.

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      1. I will keep trying to watch the movie, I couldn’t convince Mr. of it last night. But he said the same thing you did about JF! We ended up watching the trailer which he enjoyed and then YouTube rolled into the next video which was What’s My Line – Merle Oberon 10/17/1954. It was fun to watch!


  2. I love these biopics where we get to see numerous stars strut their stuff. Ann Millet was a true champion. Did you know that when she did a huge dance # in Easter Parade, she had a back brace on. When she was pregnant her husband at the time, beat her and she fell down the stairs, losing the vany and breaking her back. She’s a trooper! This is a really good movie and a great showpiece of many great singing and dancing artists.


    1. Talk about a trouper… I really didn’t know about Sigmund Romberg until I saw the movie. The only time I had heard his name was in an Allan Sherman song. Right around the time I saw the movie, George Benson’s cover of his “Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise” was being played a lot. I was really surprised to hear it in the movie. Romberg might not have appreciated that jazz musicians were doing his songs, but I don’t think he complained about the royalties…


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