Thursday, August 9, 2018

Some Of Our Sunday Shenanigans!

 Glynis Johns and Len Cariou
as Fredrik and Desiree in
A Little Night Music...1973/
So many wonderful songs,
by The Sondheim.
On Sunday, we'll hear "You Must Meet My Wife".
 The dress...let's talk about The Dress,
designed by Florence Klotz!

 Glynis is the veteran of over 60 movies,
stage roles, and television (Batman? Mrs. Penelope Peasoup!).
She has survived 4 marriages and will be 95 come October 2018!

 Glynis, Laurence Guitard, and Len above...
and below at the recording session for the cast album,
Glynis, Patricia Elliot, Hermoine Gingold, Stephen Sondheim,
and Goddard Lieberson.

 Same session, with Len Cariou.

 The original cast of Company,
when Larry Kert (center) took over as Bobby
after Dean Jones.
Elaine Stritch, George Coe, Steve Elmore, Beth Howland, 
Larry, Susan Browning, Charles Kimbrough, Barbara Barrie,
Merle Louise (who would someday be part of 
the Sweeney Todd production),
and Charles Braswell.

 Elaine as Joanne...above.
Below, the intense recording session of Company ,
immortalized by D.A. Pennebaker's 1970 documentary. 

 Jessica Molaskey 
was part of the cast of the off-Broadway production of
 Songs For A New World,
by Jason Robert Brown (above).
She has been a fan (and avid supporter) of
his music ever since.
We'll hear his classic, "Stars and the Moon",
one of Jessica's favorites,
come Sunday.

 Shirley Ross,
above with Gene Krupa and Bob Hope,
in Some Like It Hot (1938),
later changed to Rhythm Romance
(to avoid confusion with that other "Hot" flick).
Shirley had early success in Hollywood with
Clark Gable (Manhattan Melodrama)
Bob Hope (Thanks for the Memories)
and Bing Crosby (Waikiki Wedding).

 She introduced
"Thanks for the Memories",
"Two Sleepy People",
and "It Never Entered My Mind",
that last one on Broadway 
in Higher and Higher, a Rodgers and Hart show,
 from 1940.

 She retired early to care for her sick husband,
Ken Dolan,
and passed away in 1975, at the age of 62.
Her co-stars of the past,
Bing and Bob,
did not forget her.

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