Backlot Chapter Outing: Hello, Dolly!

Chapter Moviegoers L to R: Dan, Caroline, Kami, Chris

Put on your Sunday clothes when you feel down and out
Strut down the street and have your picture took
Dressed like a dream, your spirits seem to turn about
That Sunday shine is a certain sign that you feel as fine as you look

The Raleigh/Cary TCM Backlot Chapter put on its Sunday “movie-going” clothes and met up to see the TCM Big Screen Classics 50th anniversary showing of Hello, Dolly!

Chapter Social Goers L to R: Dan, Caroline, Kami, Kim, Chris

The last major musical directed by Gene Kelly, Hello, Dolly! hearkened back to the heyday of movie musicals with entertaining dance sequences punctuated by the singing prowess of Barbra Streisand in the lead role. It was easy to see how the film won three Academy Awards in 1970 for Best Art Direction, Best Score of a Musical Picture and Best Sound.

Afterwards, the small group who saw the film went out for classic movie talk, where we met up with an additional member of our crew.

Together, we had a good time putting on our Sunday shine!

Lyrics from Put On Your Sunday Clothes written Jerry Herman for Hello Dolly!

Kami Spangenberg

About Kami Spangenberg

Kami Spangenberg is one-half of Classic Couple. She loves classic movies and shares that passion with others as a film blogger and as lead curriculum developer at Classic Couple Academy. While it's hard to play favorites, films topping her all-time, must-see list are: It Happened One Night, Ball of Fire, His Girl Friday, Libeled Lady, My Sister Eileen, The Philadelphia Story, The Thin Man, The Shop Around the Corner and The Way We Were. Oh, and The Outlaw Josey Wales. She has attended the TCM Classic Film Festival six times in LA and the 2020 TCM Festival Special Home Edition from her couch and covered the 2021 TCM Classic Film Festival as a credentialed member of the film community media. She is honored to have her writing featured on TheFilmDetective.com, who are also valued content partners for Classic Couple Academy courses. From time to time, she contributes content to IMDb.com to raise awareness of classic movies.

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