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Babes in Arms (film)

  • Type: Film
  • Length: 93 minutes



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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1921/00/00 Eubie Blake Composer "Babes in Arms" includes the song "I'm Just Wild About Harry" which was written in 1921 for the Broadway show Shuffle Along, with lyrics by Noble Sissle and music by Eubie Blake.
1938/10/06 Arthur Freed Producer Agent Leland Hayward tells associate producer Arthur Freed that the movie rights to Rodgers and Hart's "Babes in Arms" for sale at the bargain price of $21,000.
1938/10/07 Louis B Mayer MGM Studio Chief At one of his frequent breakfasts with MGM studio chief Louis B Mayer, Arthur Freed voices his to Mayer on Rodgers and Hart's Babes in Arms. "It's ideal for Mickey and Judy, boss. And for the first time, Mickey is going to sing and dance!"
1939/05/12 Annalee Whitmore Fadiman Screenwriter Busby Berkeley begins filming "Babes in Arms" on 12 May 1939, and completes it on 18 July 1939.
1939/05/12 Judy Garland Actress Busby Berkeley begins filming "Babes in Arms" on 12 May 1939, and completes it on 18 July 1939.
1939/05/12 Busby Berkeley Director Busby Berkeley begins filming "Babes in Arms" on 12 May 1939, and completes it on 18 July 1939.
1939/10/10 Judy Garland Actress At the "Babes In Arms" premiere, Mickey watches as Garland places her hand and footprints in Grauman's forecourt. Judy will later tell how the cement bonded her fake fingernails to her real ones and she had to have the studio chip the glamour off. Graumann's Chinese Theatre Los Angeles
1939/10/13 Busby Berkeley Director "Babes in Arms" premieres on 13 October 1939, going on to be one of the ten highest grossing films of the year. According to MGM records it earned $2,311,000 in the US and Canada and $1,024,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $1,542,000. Graumann's Chinese Theatre Los Angeles

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Particulars for Babes in Arms (film):
Art Type Film
Narrative Arts Live Action
Narrative Arts Musical




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