Yesterday, I had a video of Ruby Keeler coming out of retirement and making her Broadway debut in a revival of the 1925 musical, No, No Nanette. Thanks to the success of the show, producers revived another old musical from that same era, the 1933 movie, 42nd Street, and adapted it into a stage show -- and another big hit. Oddly enough, it was the original movie version of 42nd Street that Ruby Keeler herself had starred in and made her a big star.
Well, this is about as good a companion piece and just about as wonderful as you can imagine. I don't know what year it's from, but it's for a benefit for theater in Los Angeles, the group L.A. STAGE. This is Ruby Keeler's granddaughter, Sarah Lowe, dancing "with" her grandmother from 42nd Street. And if it doesn't make you smile with joy, than you're not trying hard enough.
It's a shame that the video doesn't continue through to the applause, because you can sense the audience building, but still...it's the dance that counts.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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