Saturday, October 9, 2010

Joan McCracken - "Pass That Peace Pipe" (1947)

Originally written during WWII and intended for Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in the film Ziegfeld Follies. It was discarded from that production and interpolated a few years later into the ultimate '20s college musical, Good News.

This number was the highlight of Joan McCracken's career. She later married the much younger Bob Fosse and divorced him a couple of years before her death in 1961 at age 43.