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May 12, 2010
Kartina Richardson

Hold That Ghost: The Andrews Sisters

An additional Hold That Ghost tidbit:

The Andrew Sisters (hit recording artists of the 30s-40s) appeared in three Abbott & Costello films: Buck Privates (in which they performed their most famous song “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”), In the Navy, and Hold that Ghost. The latter was the first movie I saw them in, and naturally I fell in love. I remember calling my grandmother to tell her about my new obsession. Her favorite Andrew Sisters song was “In Apple Blossom Time” and I sang it to her over the phone.

I could talk about the Andrews Sisters all day, but I’d much rather point out something else: Laverne Andrews is a horrible performer. The girl’s got a great voice, but when it comes to stage presence, she fails miserably. I’m sorry Laverne. I love you, but I speak the truth.

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