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Why ‘Meet Me In St. Louis’ Still Means So Much, 70 Years After Its Debut

The Judy Garland classic Meet Me In St. Louis had its world premiere in St. Louis on Nov. 22, 1944, but it still draws a crowd. On May 2, the Missouri History Museum hosted a Meet Me in St. Louis film screening and sing-a-long in conjunction with the film’s 70th anniversary and their 250 in 250 exhibit. 

Listen to what the film means to some of the fans attending the sing-a-long:

Though Meet Me in St. Louis put St. Louis films on the map, the picture was shot completely out of town. A number of other films were filmed here, however. On St. Louis on the Air, Monday, we discussed St. Louis’ film history — both the films made here and the people from St. Louis who made an impact on the industry. 

One fan, Linda Poston, appreciates the city’s prominence. “New York has nothing that St. Louis doesn't have, and I just think [the film is] great because they are so loyal to their city and they finally get to stay and see the fair.” 

What does Meet Me In St. Louis mean to you? 

And, just for fun, clang, clang, clang went the trolley:

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