Forecast for Tomorrow is “Sunny”
Late risers, set thy DVRs. Tomorrow morning at 6am, TCM will be showing the 1930 Marilyn Miller vehicle Sunny, based on her 1925 Broadway hit of the same name. Miller only made a couple of movies before she died young in 1936, so I am eager to catch her in this for the first time. In this story she plays a circus performer with a plethora of grooms. Read more about Marilyn Miller in my full article here.
To find out about the history of vaudeville, consult No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and wherever nutty books are sold.
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