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Easter Parade Fun Features

This is the section for all our "FUN" Easter Parade information - please enjoy!

The Songs of Easter Parade

Did You Know?

that Easter Parade was originally developed a reunion movie for Judy Garland and Gene Kelly who had charmed audiences in The Pirate (pictured here.) But fate stepped in when Gene Kelly broke his angle a week before shooting was to start and Fred Astaire took over the role as a last minute replacement. For more visit our Tribute to Judy Garland and our Tribute to Gene Kelly.

... that this was not the first movie to feature the Irving Berlin song "Easter Parade. It was also featured prominently in the Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire holiday classic Holiday Inn. For more visit our Tribute to Bing Crosby and our Tribute to Fred Astaire

... that the New York City Easter Parade is a real event, that still goes on today. It started in the 1870's and reached the height of it's popularity in the 1930's and 1940's. You can learn more about it here.

... and here's a special treat. Easter Parade co-star Ann Miller talks about making the movie:

Easter Parade On Location

Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Fred Astaire is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.

Fred Astaire Prints
Mann's Chinese Theater

6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find the stars of Easter Parade celebs Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Ann Miller and songwriter Irving Berlin:

Fred Astaire
Walk of Fame Star
(Motion Pictures)

6756 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Judy Garland
Walk of Fame Star
(Motion Pictures)

1715 Vine St.
Hollywood, CA

Judy Garland
Walk of Fame Star

6764 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Ann Miller
Walk of Fame Star
(Motion Pictures)

6914 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Irving Berlin
Walk of Fame Star

7095 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

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Easter Parade

Don Hewes ( Fred Astaire ):

"I'm steppin out with my baby. Can't go wrong cause I'm in right. It's for sure not for maybe. That I'm all dressed up tonight."

What is the name of the bartender all the characters pour their hearts out to?