In the 1940s, America was just emerging from The Great Depression. War engulfed half the world, and the future looked uncertain. The Hollywood musical had the recipe to make things better. Because of the Hollywood musical, people still believed that dreams really do come true. Glamour spread across the screen. In glorious colour, and even in black and white, the screen glittered. Join Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Jeanette MacDonald, Fred Astaire, Alice Faye, Gene Kelly, Betty Grable, John Payne, Ann Miller, George Murphy, Margaret O'Brien, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Danny Kaye, Carmen Miranda, Frank Sinatra, Martha Raye, Jimmy Durante, Lena Horne, Tony Martin and a host of others as we celebrate the great musicals of the 1940s, when Hollywood put its best feet forward - dancing feet. From nostalgia to contemporary jazz, the Hollywood musical had it all in the 1940s.