Nov 30, 2009

Monday Serenade: Deanna Durbin

The marvelous Ms. Deanna Durbin turns 88 this Friday. This brilliant performance of Ave Maria from Mad About Music (1938) is a perfect example of the pure, unadorned style that made Durbin a teenage star. That's the Vienna Boys Choir singing with her on the soundtrack (they do not appear in the scene).


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  2. Now a days Hannah Montana is supposed to be the wholesome teenage symbol?

  3. Quite a difference, eh panavia? I've been watching a lot of Durbin movies lately, and the thing that strikes me about her is that she was wholesome without being goody-goody. It can be done!