Babes In Arms • 1939


Here’s a shadowed serif for my next title card in my series! I referenced the quaint serif type that was used in the main titles of the film. I really liked the inline deco type from the theatrical trailer but since I just did one like that I thought I would try something less bold and blocky.

Judy had just finished filming The Wizard of Oz when she began work on Babes in Arms. It’s loosely based on the play of the same name by Rodgers and Hart and only retains three of its original songs! One of the new song in the film, “God’s Country,” had music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. They’re the same team that crafted “Over the Rainbow.” It’s quite a rousing finale number!

Judy was given an Academy award “for her outstanding performance as a screen juvenile for the past year” of 1939.


Here’s the inline deco sans serif type from the theatrical trailer:


Heres some fun promotional ephemeral and sheet music:


Heres the theatrical trailer: