For over 50 years, Steve Crum has written reviews and features for newspapers, magazines and websites, and appeared on radio and TV shows regarding entertainment media. In addition to his years of service on the Governing Board of the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, his Crum on Film weekly column was awarded 1st Place in Kansas and Missouri newspapers via Kansas City Press Club/Heart of America journalism awards. Nearly 2,000 of his film reviews have been posted on Rotten Tomatoes.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Showbiz Crumography: Garland & 'Annie Get Your Gun'
In costume as Annie Oakley, Judy Garland is entertained off camera by fellow cast member Keenan Wynn. After recording her songs for the movie and shooting a handful of musical sequences, Garland was fired (due to illness, absences, tardies), and replaced by Betty Hutton. Despite all its rocky production challenges, including the death of Frank Morgan as Buffalo Bill, "Annie Get Your Gun" was a 1950 box office hit. [Louis Calhern replaced Morgan.] -------------------- Enjoy this rare footage of Judy Garland singing "Doin' What Comes Naturally" from Annie Get Your Gun:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GuOt5SN4q8