What with this Sunday being 2 on the Aisle's 4th Anniversary,
we're spinning favorites...
and some of these gems are from the VERY FIRST SHOW,
back in 2012.
For example, George Hearn as Zaza,
in Jerry Herman's La Cage Aux Folles, above.
Below, Michel Serrault playing the part in the original French movie.
Vivian Blaine, as Adelaide, above with Frank Sinatra...
in Frank Loesser's Guys And Dolls.
Below with June Haver and a very young Vera-Ellen in
Three Little Girls In Blue, 1946.
(Trivia: That's the movie that introduced
"You Make Me Feel So Young".
Oh, and it was the film debut of Celeste Holm!)
We'll hear Viv's rendition of
"Take Back Your Mink"
from the Broadway production,
tho THIS photo is from the movie,
done just 5 years later.
Howard Keel, James Whitmore and Keenan Wynn
from the movie of Kiss Me Kate...
"Brush Up Your Shakespeare".
James couldn't dance a lick, but with Keenan's help,
they pulled off a very respectable soft-shoe,
and almost 17 verses of a memorable song.
The one, the only, Groucho Marx,
in At The Circus, 1939...
and just GUESS who wrote
"Lydia, The Tattooed Lady"?
Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg
of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" fame.