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Script: Destination Moon (Opus G.073) (1948)
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Author:  BillMullins [ Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:17 pm ]
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Author:  JamesGifford [ Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:59 pm ]
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Author:  beamjockey [ Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:46 pm ]
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I am very interested in finding further information on the mysterious Moon Ballet I recently discovered.

I have now put a summary of what I know at .

I include pictures of the three dancers and of Double-Breasted-Suit Guy, in hope that someone can identify them.

If you know anybody who can dig up clues about dancers in Hollywood in 1949-- say scholars or buffs of dance, or movie musicals-- please urge them to take a look at my site. Perhaps we can uncover more of this hidden story.

Author:  BillPatterson [ Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:36 am ]
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Author:  BillMullins [ Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:29 pm ]
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The photographer, Allan Grant, only died last year (Feb 2008). His obits said he lived in Brentwood, CA and his widow's name is Karin("In addition to his wife, Grant is survived by daughter Kristina, sons Richard and Ronald and three grandchildren."). Perhaps you could contact her, and she could provide a lead.

Author:  BillPatterson [ Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:33 am ]
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Author:  BillPatterson [ Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:37 am ]
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Author:  JamesGifford [ Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:42 am ]
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I wonder if this is any connection: http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0040725/.

I searched for "dance" in films from 1948 to 1951 and this popped out. It was filmed in England in 1948, but had the same distributor (Eagle-Lion) as DM. I don't see an obviously Asian name among the dancers but there is mention of flying dancers and objects.

The blonde dancer bears a striking resemblance to Moira Shearer, but I can't make the match positive.
Ditto, double-breasted suit guy looks a lot like Emeric Pressburger. OTOH, I've spent a lot of time trying to identify bit actors by photo comparison and it's easy to go wrong. (One absolutely positive match I had was of either the same guy or him and his clone... and the actor himself got in touch to say I was wrong!)

The date of these on the original site is January 1, 1950 - I wonder if that's a bogus date (e.g. "some time in 1950") or if they really shot on New Year's Day... which would make sense as filming would likely have been suspended that day.

This is fascinating. Perhaps a check of LIFE magazines in 1950 is in order - even a one-page article might explain things. (Hmm, a glance at all the 1950 covers doesn't show anything obvious.)

Author:  beamjockey [ Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:45 am ]
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Author:  beamjockey [ Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:09 pm ]
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