Mimi’s Brainbreaker Week; Two versions of the song recorded 10 years apart. The first clip is by The Fifth Dimension from 1969, the second from the film-musical Hair made in 1979. Which one is your favorite?
Aerial formation. (busb01b) Prop design, choreography, and direction by Busby Berkeley Whoopee 1930 Anonymous photograph collected by Jeffrey Sward
Aerial view with chorine formation. Ball in center drops from camera platform and causes change in formation. (busb05b) Prop design, choreography, and direction by Busby Berkeley Dames 1934 Anonymous photograph collected by Jeffrey Sward
Gold Diggers of 1933: The Shadow Waltz
Busby Berkeley, “Footlight Parade” (1933)
Busby Berkeley (November 29, 1895 – March 14, 1976), born Busby Berkeley William Enos, was a Hollywood movie director and musical choreographer. Berkeley devised elaborate musical production numbers that often involved complex geometric patterns. Continue reading →