Kathryn Grayson was "only" 29 when she played Magnolia in 1951. As an elfin-like counterpoint with a uniquely pleasant pitch, she was perfectly type cast opposite Howard Keel:
All three SHOWBOAT films on one DVD were expected to be marketed in 2007. Nothing so far, although this trio was made available on laser disc.
Hurricane Gordon, now at a significant 105 MPH, is in the middle of the Atlantic heading for the USA, but should soon weaken and dissipate. Tropical Depression Tembin, now east of the Philippines, will strengthen into a typhoon and move towards north Taiwan.