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Two Girls and a Sailor (1944): Van Johnson, Dream Man

I'll be honest: this is a piece I've struggled to write for over a year. There is so much to say about Two Girls and a Sailor , not to mention the incredible amount of behind-the-scenes stories and facts that I would hate to leave out. But life has been so overwhelming -- professionally, personally, mentally, you name it -- and the idea of writing the kind of review I had been envisioning just makes me want to curl up in a ball. So, someday I'll finally do the full-fledged review that Two Girls and a Sailor deserves, but at this moment, all I want to do is focus on my favorite aspect of this film: Charles Van Dell Johnson. When you think about it, Two Girls and a Sailor is really June Allyson's movie. As Patsy Deyo, the older half of the singing act the Deyo Sisters, Allyson helplessly watches as her more glamorous sister, Jean (Gloria DeHaven), flirts with an endless parade of admirers, including a wealthy benefactor known only as "Somebody" whose generosity

The Fourth Van Johnson Blogathon is here!

  It's one of my favorite times of the year: my annual Van Johnson blogathon! For the next three days, a wonderful group of bloggers will be joining me to honor this delightful man and his 104th birthday. If you're a participant, please leave me the link to your post below and I'll update the roster as quickly as I can! PLEASE NOTE: There may be some late entries, so please keep checking back a day or two after the event's official end date! Silver Screenings |  The Pied Piper of Hamelin  (1957) Caftan Woman |  23 Paces to Baker Street  (1956) Champagne for Lunch |  Easy to Wed  (1946) Realweegiemidget Reviews |  Van's episode of  MacMillan and Wife Love Letters to Old Hollywood |  Two Girls and a Sailor  (1944) The Wonderful World of Cinema |  Divorce American Style  (1967) 18 Cinema Lane  |  Van's episodes of  Murder, She Wrote KN Winiarski Writes  |  Brigadoon  (1954) Taking Up Room |  Van's episodes of  Batman Champagne for Lunch |  In the Good Old Summe