Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gypsy Recording Session, 1959

 The 1959 original cast recording of Gypsy,
from left: Sandra Church (Louise), Lane Bradbury (Baby June),
Jule Styne (composer), Goddard Lieberson (Pres. of Columbia Records),
and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics).
Rehearsing "If Mamma Were Married."

 Ethel Merman was 50 years old when she took on the role of Mamma.

 Sandra, Stephen, Jule, the studio.

Even Ethel needed down time.

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