Musicals‑From Sinatra to Streisand
Sunday, May 19, 1974

They were fresh, they were young, they were innocent. They sang, they danced, and they held hands with Kathryn Grayson. They were Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly, a pair of grinning gobs in "Anchors  Aweigh ." Not only will you be able to reminisce with this duo, but also with Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Lena Horne‑and even Jimmy Stewart‑on Thursday night, when "That's Entertainment," a mélange of musical moments from Metro's past, opens at the Ziegfeld.

It's true, they don't make them like that any more. Nevertheless, they still make them. In fact, Hollywood ‑perhaps with an eye on the box‑office receipts of "Cabaret and "Mame"‑seems to be saying it more and more with music. Besides those shown on this page, the song‑and‑dance features promised for the near future include "Marco,” with Desi Arnaz Jr. playing Marco Polo to Zero Mostel's Kublai Khan, "The little Prince," starring Richard Kiley and Bob Fosse, "At Long Last Love," Peter Bogdanovich's salute to Cole Porter, employing the musicals know‑how of Cybill Shepherd and Burt Reynolds, "Nashville,” Robert Altman's survey of some folksy Tennessee types, and "The Wild Party," teaming James Coco and Raquel Welch in a story said to be suggested  by the scandal which wrote "The End" to Fatty Arbuckle's Hollywood career.

“HUCKLEBERRY FINN” –Jeff East and Paul Winfield, as Huck and Jim, find the Mississippi suitable for singing in J. Thompson’s movie, due Friday at the Guild, Eastside Cinema and Trans-Lux 85th St.