Friday, February 24, 2017

Soloists: Some Young, Some Married, ALL Old Fashioned

 This Sunday,
Ethel Merman and Ray Middleton will want an 
"Old Fashioned Wedding"
thanks to Irving Berlin and open carry.
Even the "cowboys" dressed better back then.
 Gotta have some Shirley (age 10)
and "An Old Straw Hat"
from Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm,
which also starred Bill Robinson, tap dance genius,
and Randolph Scott 
(Randolph SCOTT?!).
It was the first film Shirley did without her
requisite 56 curls.

 New Faces of 1952:
The poster (top),
 the Hirshfeld (left to right: Paul Lynde, Ronny Graham, 
Alice Ghostley, Robert Clary, Eartha Kitt, 
June Carrol, and Virginia de Luce)...
and the song we'll hear this Sunday,
"Boston Beguine" below
with Alice Ghostley.

 Lotte Lenya and Jack Gilford
in the recording studio
for the original cast recording of Cabaret.
We'll hear "Married".

 Above Cyril Ritchard (a most suave Hook)
and Mary Martin...
and below (just as suave, if not more)
Fred Astaire in You Were Never Lovelier.

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