Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Happy Election Day!

Politics, romance and some catchy Sherman Brothers tunes. The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band (1968) starred Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen, Lesley Ann Warren, John Davidson and Janet Blair and was set against the backdrop of the 1888 presidential election between Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison. Family Band was one of the last films Walt Disney had his hand in (it was in production when he died in December 1966) and is noteworthy for being the movie where Kurt Russell met Goldie Hawn (although they wouldn't become a long-term Hollywood couple until quite a few years later).

And, for what it's worth, in 1888 the Republican challenger (Harrison) defeated the Democratic incumbent (Cleveland).

Wherever your political loyalties lie, make sure you get out and vote today.


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