Saturday, January 16, 2016

Meanwhile, in the warmer climes...

 House of Flowers, 1954,
with Pearl Bailey as Madame Fleur, with her flowers:
Josephine Premice (Tulip), Enid Mosier (Pansy) and Enid Moore (Gladiola)
We'll hear "Two Ladies In De Shade Of De Banana Tree".

 Lena Horne in Jamaica, 1957,
which was originally written for Harry Bellafonte.
When Harry couldn't do it, the show was entirely re-written
for the female star.
Ricardo Montalban (pre-Corinthian leather fame)
and Ossie Davis helped out. 
"Push De Button!"

Elaine Stritch in Angels In The Wings,
her first Broadway show, 1947.
She was given a Bob Hilliard/Carl Sigman song to sing...
Elaine was 22. 

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