I’m watching “Pride and Prejudice” — the old 1940 version on TMC. Over and over again they show an old harp — looks like an Erard. Greer Garson “played” it. And they keep putting their hands on the gilt.
I love that movie! I haven’t watched it in awhile, so I’ll probably dig it out and take another look, but I remember the harp, too.
Another one with a harp is “Auntie Mame” with Rosiland Russel, but I believe that it’s only part of a backdrop to make the apartment look bigger. ( I could be wrong, I’ll have to watch it again, too, and pay more attention!)
Turner Classic Movies the other night – Jimmy Cagney in “Something to Sing About” (1937) in the first part of the movie they are on a stage with a band, and there is a big gold harp to the left – during one of the shots, Jimmy is doing a very energetic dance and dances over to the harp and kicks the strings to make a gliss – during