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Why didn’t the Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day tell me I was in love with it?

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

I’m taking a break from my nice holiday weekend to give you a today’s pic, featuring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire hobo-ing out on the set of Easter Parade, so I hope you like it!

Now I need to get back to hunting for that damn rabbit who left eggs all over my lawn this morning. Be very, very quiet!

Enjoy the shot of Garland and Astaire! Click to enlargen!



If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at

Tomorrow’s pic ain’t gonna hurt ya’.

-Eric Vespe
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Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page One
(warning: there are some broken links that will be fixed as soon as I can get around to it)

Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page Two

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  • April 8, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Always prefered Gene Kelly to Fred Astaire.

    by lochkray

    They're both legends, don't get me wrong, but there was something about the way Kelly danced so fluidly with such a look of masculine indifference that amazes me. Anyway, cool pic.

  • April 8, 2012, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Jezus, did I get a first?

    by lochkray

    I guess everybody is at Easter dinner. Gawd, my work schedule sucks.

  • April 8, 2012, 6:54 p.m. CST

    The good ol' days

    by TheGangBangTheory

    when the homeless were fun and happy, and we could dress like them to honor them and their proud families. Even the occasional woman getting gang raped by a crowd of them next to a warm, cozy fire in an oil drum in the trainyards was excused due to there being so much prestige associated with them Now they are just a bunch of smelly, insane, gibbering psychopaths who ask you for change, and complain when it's less than a dollar. Ingrates.

  • April 8, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    I miss hobos.

    by adeceasedfan

    Kids these days wouldn't be caught dead dressed as a homeless person for halloween.

  • April 8, 2012, 7:07 p.m. CST

    I miss hobos too, or is it hoboes? Webster's shows both.

    by dukeroberts

    Remember when you could call a homeless person a hobo or a bum and you wouldn't be tonguelashed by some PC busybody? Ahhh, the good ol' days.

  • April 8, 2012, 7:14 p.m. CST

    I actually prefer Gene Kelly too

    by dukeroberts

    Due to his athleticism and difficulty of his choreography. Fred Astaire was great, of course, but I think of him more as a graceful ballroom dancer type. His earlier movies may be to blame for that. He did experiment with other styles in his later films, but Kelly started out with the more athletic style and with mixing different forms of dance. His style could also expand his career into other genres of film, like the swashbuckling movies he did. His acrobatic swordfight in The Three Musketeers is one of the best ever put on film.

  • April 8, 2012, 7:26 p.m. CST

    We still have hoboes at Halloween in the midwest

    by theBigE

    Must be an east or west-coast PC thing to ban them at Halloween, but we had a few here at our door on here in the midwest this past Halloween.

  • April 8, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CST

    thebige Were they kids or had the train passed by?

    by adeceasedfan

  • April 8, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST

    she got the sexy teef.

    by vulturess

    charlie sheen must go to the same dentist.

  • April 8, 2012, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Judy Garland looks like Paul Scheer

    by The Garbage Man

    Anyone else seeing this?

  • April 8, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    She's hot in that get-up

    by MooseMalloy

  • April 8, 2012, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Prefer Danny Kaye.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    Anyhow, hobos were wandering laborers. They aren't synonymous with bums.

  • April 8, 2012, 9:16 p.m. CST

    One of my grandfathers was a hobo. He was an evil

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    mean bastard, but never lazy.

  • April 8, 2012, 10:49 p.m. CST

    All work and no play makes tomorrows pic a dull boy.

    by 2bitkubrick

    Am I right? Whadda I win?

  • April 8, 2012, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Whatever your mom told you...

    by tbrosz

    Those aren't little chocolate eggs the rabbits leave all over the lawn. Stop eating them.

  • April 8, 2012, 10:54 p.m. CST

    I also prefer Gene Kelly but Easter Parade is awesome

    by CherryValance

    The "Steppin' Out" scene rules. And Peter Lawford was a honey in it. Judy wasn't too shabby either. Well in this pic she was. lol But she goes to a diner at one point and has a big 'ol dinner for like cents. Not even a whole dollar.

  • April 9, 2012, 12:05 a.m. CST

    You see what happens when you give the Tin-Man a blowjob, Dorothy?

    by KongMonkey

    Oil-can. Ohhhh oil-can. Clearly that goes for you too, Fred.

  • April 9, 2012, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Shortly after this photo was taken...

    by buggerbugger

    Fred Astaire rampaged through a hospital, killing everyone with a knife, before heading into town to wipe out everyone at a strip club and an all-night fancy-dress party. He was finally cornered in a little shack in the middle of nowhere. They shot him dead.

  • April 9, 2012, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Could they even make a movie like this today?

    by ZodNotGod

    With it's jouyous spirit and wanton good cheer? I say no. We are a pathetic lot with everything needs to be "dark" or "twisted." Kelly was awesome, but Astaire's "Royal Wedding" dance scene is all kinds of coolness!

  • April 9, 2012, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Kelly and Astaire

    by Hipshot

    Only danced together twice that I know of. Once was in the "Zigfield Follies", a routine called "The Babbit and the Bromide" and the other was in "That's Entertainment Part 2" (I think) where they were co-hosts. Dancing side by side, you could see that Astaire was the more technically perfect dancer. Probably "better" in that sense. However, Kelly was more creative, and appeared in the better movies. The last movie he danced in, Xanadu, was kinda unfortunate. I was working for the company (Don Bluth Productions) that did the animation for it, and heard that they signed Kelly for straight acting, and then slowly coaxed him into doing some dancing, with a promise that he would have a chance to direct a pet project if he did. Then, as soon as the movie was released, they reneged on the deal. What a shame. The man was a genuine genius.

  • April 9, 2012, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Meth Whores:The Musical

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

  • April 9, 2012, 1:45 p.m. CST

    A very un-PC pic

    by Jaster Mareel

    Especially for back then when there was a huge homeless population, mostly of elderly and mentally handicapped, but they were still digging their way out of the Great Depression, so whole families were homeless through no fault of their own. Seems in bad taste to make fun of people who have no options. Just sayin'. This whole Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day bullshit is still a laughably stupid stand-in for any sort of real content.

  • April 9, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Fred looks like Moe Howard

    by Nozoki

    But I like the pic. Very show biz-y.

  • April 10, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    I was right!

    by 2bitkubrick