Friday, September 2, 2011

Summer Magic On Mainstreet.

   I love Summer Magic.  I love Hayley Mills. (like with a creepy/weird passion.)  A few years ago I rediscovered this film after not seeing it for a long while ...my mom insisted that I used to love it when I was a kid.  Anyway, I spent the majority of the summer of 2009 watching this movie on repeat.  Pure brilliance.   Small town / turn of the century is one of the tropes of classic Disney.


   Summer Magic has hardly any representation in the parks. The Emporium has a loose theme based around Burl Ives character Osh Popham.  There are also three songs from the film represented in the background music loop, including an amazing rendition of the title track. 

Flitterin...my personal theme song. 

Beautiful Beulah.  Hayley kills this one, in a good way.

   There is inexplicably no video on youtube of Dorothy McGuire singing Summer Magic....though I am working on something to remedy that problem soon.  
   I think these songs scream Mainstreet U.S.A.  They are bouncy and sort of ragtime feeling...and are some of the Sherman Brothers most under rated songs.  Beautiful Beulah is especially perfect.  
   Do you recognize these songs from main street?

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