TCM Pays Tribute To Musicals In June Programming Special “Mad About Musicals!”

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03 June 2018
Mad About Musicals!
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“Mad About Musicals!” 
Airing each Tuesday and Thursday in June on TCM
(Check your local listings)

          Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay homage to the glittering world of Hollywood musicals with Mad About Musicals!, a special month of programming celebrating timeless movie musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain and Cabaret.
          Movie musicals have been a part of pop culture since films began to talk. Mad About Musicals! will feature more than 90 musicals every Tuesday and Thursday in June, including:

The ‘20s – fans discover the development of the genre with the dawn of sound technology in films such as The Broadway Melody (1929) and The Love Parade (1929)
The ‘30s –  Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, the most-loved musical couple of the 1930s, shine in Top Hat (1935) and the technicolor dream Wizard of Oz (1939) is released
The ‘40s – with films like Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) and On the Town (1949), this decade proved to be a love letter to the musical genre

Mad About Musicals!
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The ‘50s – the Hollywood musical hit its sparkling peak with Singin’ in the Rain (1952) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
The ‘60s – the decade of the Academy Award®-winning musical with My Fair Lady (1964) and Oliver (1968) winning for Best Picture and Barbra Streisand winning Best Actress for Funny Girl (1968)
The ’70s – marking the age of musicals based on stage hits with films like Cabaret (1972) and Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

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