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Gay Purr-ee - The Vive le France! Blogathon

This post is part of the Vive la France! Blogathon hosted by Lady Eve's Reel Life and Silver Screen Modes. Please be sure to click on their blogs for the good reading that will be had from all the other participating bloggers.

Like many film buffs of a certain age, we grew up and grew to know Judy Garland by the annual screening of The Wizard of Oz on television. Goodness knows I would lay on the floor, propped by pillows, in front of the big color Zenith TV and watch.  Another film I saw many more times that Oz during my childhood was the 1962 animated film Gay Purr-ee which featured the voices of Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Hermione Gingold and Paul Frees.

When I read of this blogathon with the announcement on Bastille Day, anything France was a very wide canvas to cast my net.  I love Jean Gabin in anything, Leslie Caron, Abel Gance's Napoleon or J'Accuse, Jeanne Moreau, Claudette Colbert, Lilli Damita, or Pixar's Ratatouille (apologies to the Self-Style…

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