Friday, July 24, 2015

Nothing L'il About It!

 Based on the comic strip by Al Capp,
L'il Abner had music by Gene DePaul and Johnny Mercer,
who had worked together on Seven Brides For Seven Brothers...
also on hand was Michael Kidd for the choreography,
another Brothers alum.
Edie Adams (above) won a Tony for her performance as Daisy Mae.

 William Lanteau as Available Jones, Edie, 
and Charlotte Rae as Mammy Yokum.

 Stubby Kaye as Marryin' Sam...
singing "Jubilation T. Cornpone,"
along with the residents of Dogpatch.

Edie, Peter Palmer as Abner, William Lanteau,
and Julie Newmar as Stupifyin' Jones.
Pre-Cat Woman!
The show ran for 693 performances,
with Tina Louise helping out as Appassionata von Climax.

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