Showing posts with label ann miller. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ann miller. Show all posts

Friday, April 12, 2013

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ann Miller brings some Holiday Cheer


Hey!  Christmas Eve is in less than two weeks, so it's time to start panicking.  But not Ann Miller!  She's adorned her tree with a spear head for some reason, and she's already got a mess of presents ready to go.  It looks like she's standing in moss in an infinite void, so she's got that going for her, too.

I wonder why Jamie doesn't dress fancy like that for the holidays...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ann Miller, what are you doing?

The more you stumble upon images of Ann Miller, the less any of the pictures make sense. She wasn't the sort of woman Hollywood glamour photographers liked to pose in recline upon a divan.

Sometimes I think they just didn't know what to do with her.  Like the time they put her on a scooter with a fishing rod and reel.

What are you doing, Ann Miller?


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ann Miller Sez: Let's Get Patriotic on This 4th of July!

Happy Fourth of July, Comrades!

Today we celebrate our independence with acts of patriotism, be it lighting off fire crackers, grilling foodstuffs, singing some nationalistic tunes, going to an outdoor concert sponsored by the city, or heading to the beach. And, of course, FIREWORKS.

So long as we're saluting America this week, I'd like to take a minute to salute American Ann Miller, the woman of 10,000 taps. Ann Miller loved four things: tapping, singing, smiling and AMERICA.  And probably saying things like "Tinsel Town" and "That's showbiz, kid!".

I invite you to view the photos, most certainly, but also to watch the two clips below, both pretty great war-time patriotic numbers and feature Miller's amazing footwork and, uh, the things between her feet and hips.








If I thought this was what it looked like to have a factory, I'd be a titan of heavy industry and manufacturing:








So as we brace ourselves for Independence Day, let's hope we can all get as excited about America as the lovely Ms. Ann Miller, who was never afraid to be show some leg for Mom, Baseball and Apple Pie.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ann Miller Sez: Time Out For Rhythm (No Post Thursday)

Sorry, y'all. I was reading and doing other things.

Now for a game I like to play called:  What Are You Doing There, Ann Miller?


Are you entering a saloon with no walls from an infinite void?  Or leaving the saloon of existential dread?  What do you hope to find?  Or what are you trying to leave behind?  The ground seems ashen and dreadful, but you seem lively and full of hope and promise.

What are you doing there, Ann Miller?

Here's Ann Miller tapping at 1 Billion Taps Per Second in "Time Out For Rhythm".



And Jamie says "you don't move your arms when you tap". Ann Miller and I say "P-shaw!"

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter, People

Happy Easter, Signal Corps!

His work done for the year, the Easter Bunny takes five
We celebrate Easter at our house. Well, to be more accurate, we celebrate Easter with my folks near every year, and this year we're doing no less, especially as the family has all moved to Austin.

I expect we'll have ham.  There always seems to be ham at Easter.

If Easter is something you do at your house, I hope that you have a good one.  If not, enjoy the quiet Sunday.

We'll be back on Monday-ish.  Here's Fred Astaire and Judy Garland in the finale to 1948's Easter Parade.  It is a silly movie, and it co-stars Ms. Ann Miller.






Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Dames Going Straight For the Heart

Don't worry, lonelyhearts. Some of our favorite Dames here at The Signal watch are here to wish you a happy Valentine's Day.

the always effervescent Ann Miller

Ms. Cyd Charisse and cellophane

perhaps Clara Bow needed a running start

Monroe takes the direct (and AMERICAN) approach