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That's Entertainment!
Title:
THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!
THE ULTIMATE MUSICAL TREASURY
Category:
Home Video
Label:
M-G-M/UA Home Video
Catalog Number:
ML105216
Release Date:
1995
Type:
Laser Disc
Discs:
5
Length:
Not Given
Availability:
Out of print
That's Entertainment!


ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

BackThis is the special edition laser disc boxed set companion to the 1995 Rhino Records CD boxed set of the same name.

"That's Entertainment! - The Ultimate Musical Treasury" not only includes all 3 That's Entertainment! films, but it also includes a supplement of even more performances called "That's More Entertainment!" presenting some of the clips with soundtracks remixed to stereo for the first time. The Garland clips featured on this extra disc are:

"All For You" (with Gene Kelly) from Summer Stock (1950)
"Do The La Conga" (stereo) (with Mickey Rooney) from Strike Up The Band (1940)
"Happy Harvest" from Summer Stock (1950)
"Bombshell From Brazil" (stereo) (with M-G-M Studio Chorus)
    from Babes On Broadway (1941)

The extra disc concludes with 4 clips from The Wizard Of Oz (1939) with the sound remixed to stereo:

"Munchkinland"
"Optimistic Voices"
"The Merry Old Land Of Oz"
"Finale"

As with most laser disc boxed sets of the time, this special edition includes many rare performances on the alternate audio tracks. This is still the only source for the recording session takes from Judy's 1936 short subject with Deanna Durbin Every Sunday.

Producer's note for the "Audio/Musical Program": As with several previous MGM/UA laser discs, this collection is highlighted by another audio program that takes you back to the wondrous recording sessions held on the M-G-M lot during the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. In order to not duplicate material that has been previously issued in other collections or on the THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! 6-CD companion soundtrack collection from Turner/Rhino, the material included here runs the gamut from famous gems to outtakes and obscurities. All recordings share their place in representing the enormous amount of work that went into making the Metro dream factory's incomparable product.

All images on this page from the collection of Scott Brogan.



THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! ON LP, CD & LASER:

TE 1  TE 2  That's Entertainment! Part 2

TE CD Japan  That's Entertainment! Japanese LP  TE 2

TE 3  TE 3 Laser  TE Set  TE Single  TE Set New


AUDIO/MUSICAL PROGRAM

Judy Garland Tracks in blue.

Note: Only Sides 1, 2 & 9 contain alternate audio tracks.
Notes are taken from the track listing notes on the original program insert.

Title
Performed By...
From The Film...
Side One
Heigh Ho, The Gang's All Here
The M-G-M Studio Orchestra & Chorus
(Fred Astaire & Joan Crawford vocals recorded live on set and therefore not included.)
Dancing Lady (1933)
Inka Dinka Doo
Jimmy Durante performs his trademark song, recorded for, but deleted from this film. He ended up performing it in Two Girls And A Sailor (1944) a decade later, excerpted in That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)
Hollywood Party (1934)
You Are
Test record by the M-G-M Orchestra of this deleted song.
Hollywood Party (1934)
Hot Chocolate Soldiers
A demo record of this song used for an animated sequence in the film. The demo is performed by the song's lyricist, Arthur Freed (Music by Nacio Herb Brown).
Hollywood Party (1934)
Dancing On A Rainbow
Mr. Freed performs another demo: The song was not used in the film.
Hollywood Party (1934)
We Are The Cute Little Baby Sisters
This deleted song was performed by M-G-M chorines, and was written by Rodgers & Hart.
Hollywood Party (1934)
Fly Away to Ioway
A deleted parody of "Shuffle Off To Buffalo" written by Rodgers & Hart and sung by Jimmy Durante & Shirley Ross.
Hollywood Party (1934)
Reckless (1935)
The studio cast Jean Harlow as a Broadway musical star for this big-budget showbiz yarn. Miss Harlow's limited vocal abilities hampered the production numbers which were heavily edited in the final film. Here we present several excerpts from the recording sessions, including voice-double portions sung by Shirley Ross.
Reckless
Shirley Ross
Reckless (1935)
Reckless
Jean Harlow
Reckless (1935)
Reckless
Jean Harlow
Reckless (1935)
Reckless
Jean Harlow
Reckless (1935)
Rose Marie (1936)
Jeanette MacDonald is joined by Nelson Eddy in the sessions for this famous song, both in solo and duet.
Indian Love Call
Jeanette MacDonald
Rose Marie (1936)
Indian Love Call
Jeanette MacDonald
Rose Marie (1936)
Indian Love Call (pick-up)
Jeanette MacDonald
Rose Marie (1936)
Indian Love Call (pick-Up)
Jeanette MacDonald
Rose Marie (1936)
Indian Love Call
Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy
Rose Marie (1936)
Born To Dance (1936)
Various versions of the famous Cole Porter classic written for this film are presented here.
Easy To Love
Frances Langford
Born To Dance (1936)
Easy To Love
Sid Silvers
Born To Dance (1936)
Easy To Love
James Stewart
Born To Dance (1936)
Easy To Love
Orchestra
Born To Dance (1936)
Easy To Love
Orchestra reprise
Born To Dance (1936)
Rosalie (1937)
Nelson Eddy and the orchestra go through several takes of the Cole Porter title song.
Rosalie
Nelson Eddy
Rosalie (1937)
Rosalie (with three pick-ups)
Nelson Eddy
Rosalie (1937)
Rosalie (with three pick-ups)
Nelson Eddy
Rosalie (1937)
Rosalie (pick-up)
Nelson Eddy
Rosalie (1937)
Rosalie
Nelson Eddy
Rosalie (1937)
Side Two
Always And Always (extended version)
Joan Crawford - Mannequin - A lush melodrama starring Joan Crawford and Spencer Tracy gave its leading lady an opportunity to warble a few bars of this song, which later served as the theme song for M-G-M's weekly radio series "Good News Of 1939".
Mannequin (1937)
A Message From The Man In The Moon

Allan Jones - This Marx Brothers romp was loaded with songs, but much material was deleted before release. This Allan Jones recording was intended for the beginning of the film, but cut in previews.

A Day At The Races (1937)
Begin The Beguine
The Music Maids provide the introduction to the M-G-M Orchestra's swinging performance of this Cole Porter classic which provided Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell the opportunity to create screen history.
Broadway Melody Of 1940 (1940)
Begin The Beguine (tag)
M-G-M Studio Orchestra
Broadway Melody Of 1940 (1940)
Every Sunday (1936)
Here we present the original recordings by both Deanna Durbin and Judy Garland for this short subject excerpted in That's Entertainment! (1974)
Il Bacio
Deanna Durbin
Every Sunday (1936)
Il Bacio
Deanna Durbin
Every Sunday (1936)
Il Bacio
Deanna Durbin
Every Sunday (1936)
Il Bacio
Deanna Durbin
Every Sunday (1936)
Intro To Americana (low vocal)
Judy Garland
Every Sunday (1936)
Intro To Americana
Judy Garland
Every Sunday (1936)
Intro To Americana
Judy Garland
Every Sunday (1936)
Intro To Americana
Judy Garland
Every Sunday (1936)
Opera Vs. Jazz
Deanna Durbin & Judy Garland
Every Sunday (1936)
Opera Vs. Jazz
Deanna Durbin & Judy Garland
Every Sunday (1936)
Side Two
All recordings on this side re-mixed to stereo from original microphonic angles except where noted by an asterisk (*)
The Big Store (1941)
The Marx Brothers' last M-G-M romp had a great deal of music on the film and even more that was deleted. The first song presented on this side was written by Roger Edens and sung by Tony Martin. "Where There's Music" was deleted from this film, and eventually used in Presenting Lily Mars (1943) where is was sung by Judy Garland. Rarities follow as we hear Groucho in the recording studio.
Where There's Music
Tony Martin
The Big Store (1941)
Rock A Bye Baby
Virginia O'Brien
The Big Store (1941)
Sing While You Sell
Groucho Marx & Six Hits & A Miss
The Big Store (1941)
Sing While You Sell (Part Two)
Groucho Marx & Six Hits & A Miss
The Big Store (1941)
Sing While You Sell (Part Two - alternate take)
Groucho Marx & Six Hits & A Miss
The Big Store (1941)
Sing While You Sell (Part Three)
Groucho Marx & Six Hits & A Miss
The Big Store (1941)
---
Did I Get Stinking At The Club Savoy (Intro)
Virginia O'Brien
Panama Hattie (1942)
Savoy (Part Two) (Let's Be Buddies)
Virginia O'Brien
Panama Hattie (1942)
Savoy (Part Three)
Virginia O'Brien
Panama Hattie (1942)
Cairo (1943)
A minor film with Jeanette MacDonald and Ethel Waters provided fascinating material in its recordings. Miss Water's displeasure with the proceedings is evident.
Waitin' For The Robert E. Lee
Ethel Waters
Cairo (1943)
Waitin' For The Robert E. Lee
Jeanette MacDonald
Cairo (1943)
Woman Without A Man
Ethel Waters
Cairo (1943)
Buds Won't Bud
Ethel Waters
Cairo (1943)
---
Sepmpre Libera*
Kathryn Grayson
Thousands Cheer (1943)
By The Waters Of Monnetonka
Ethel Smith (organist) with Johnny Green and the M-G-M Studio Orchestra
Bathing Beauty (1944)
Tico Tico
Ethel Smith (organist) with Johnny Green and The M-G-M Studio Orchestra
Bathing Beauty (1944)
Please Don't Say No (outtake)
The King Sisters
Thrill Of A Romance (1946)
Young Man With A Horn (Part One)
June Allyson with Harry James and his Orchestra
Two Girls And A Sailor (1944)
Shine
Buck and Bubbles
Cabin In The Sky (1943)
Love Is Like This*
Rare rehearsal demo sung by Jane Powell
Nancy Goes To Rio (1949)
Oceana Roll
Outtake version sung by Jane Powell (chorus vocals missing)
Two Weeks With Love (1950)
A Kiss To Build A Dream On
Louis Armstrong
The Strip (1951)
Wonder Why (outtake)
Jane Powell and Vic Damone
Rich, Young, And Pretty (1949)

Back of box
CREDITS

Produced for Laser Disc by George Feltenstein and Allan Fisch

Text Editorial Supervision by Ramona Mills

Still Photo Research and Assembly by Maggie Adams

Chapters Created by Peter Fitzgerald

Very Special Thanks to: Bruce Baggot, Scott Benson, Marilee Bradford, Greg Carson, Michael Feinstein, Brad Flanagan, Peter Fitzgerald, John Fricke, Ned Hastings, Nancy Hawtof, Craig Johnson, Phil Kent, Dick May, Roger Mayer and Scott Perry

Image at right: The cover of the program insert.

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