Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Damn, Gwen!

 Gwen Verdon in her signature role,
Lola ("the ugliest girl in Providence, Rhode Island,"
if not for her deal with the Devil!)...
in Damn Yankees, 1955.

 "Who's Got the Pain?"...
Gwen and hubby Bob Fosse, who choreographed it.
The movie was produced in 1958.

 Gwen receiving instructions (no doubt) from 
Ray Walston, the original Mr. Applegate,
in what must be the BEST smoking jacket ever.

 The Broadway show won 7 of the 9 Tonys
it was nominated for,
including a Best Performance one for Gwen,
and Best Musical.

Gwen recording the original cast album.
Both Mitzi Gaynor and Zizi Jeanmarie
turned down the role...
before Gwen (fresh from her role in Can-Can)
was offered it.

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