For this fourth, I thought it might be fun to revisit favorite posts devoted to Yankee Doodle Dandy, James Cagney's performance, and the Yankee Doodle Boy himself, George M. Cohan. Enjoy!
- James Cagney Yankee Doodle Dandy Where were you in 42 at ImagineMDD - Thorough post covering background info on the making of the film, the Cohans, the actors, and historical events. Bonus: YouTube clip of George M. Cohan in his only Hollywood film
- George M. Cohan and YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942) by Aurora at Once Upon a Screen - Fab write-up by one of my fav bloggers. Bonus: pictures of George M. Cohan, his family, statue, and play program
- THE PUBLIC ENEMY (1931) by Bobby Rivers at Bobby Rivers TV - The post looks at Cagney's talent, including his dancing skills in YDD.
And a little shameless self-promotion...
- World War II Films: Yankee Doodle Dandy - My post from last year looks at the timing of the film and James Cagney the dancer.
What about the guys who do this for a living?
- YANKEE DOODLE DANDY - Roger Ebert's thoughts from '98
- YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942) - New York Times' Bosley Crowther's take on the film, written in '42.
Happy 4th of July!