Auntie Mame, 1958
Oh my god. So down.
i think this is my new favorite movie. (besides Pitch Perfect)
Auntie Mame isn’t the only one on the Warner Bros. lot to have used her staircase…
Here’s an amusing clip that show some notable films that used the set for Mame’s living room through the years. Also Gene Nelson tap dancing.
As Nolan’s final Dark Knight installment is set to dominate the box office and movie discussions for the foreseeable future, LIFE.com offers some rare photos (most of them never published in LIFE) from the set of the classic old show, in fond celebration of another, lighter side of Gotham’s masked avenger.
See the photos here on LIFE.com.
clink the link for some truly great photos (as well as a cameo from, of all things, THE MAD SHOW, and IT’S A BIRD…IT’S A PLANE…IT’S SUPERMAN)
Polly, the assistant stage manager of a small-time theatrical company (Twiggy) is forced to understudy for the leading lady at a matinée performance at which an illustrious Hollywood director is in the audience scouting for actors to be in his latest “all-talking, all-dancing, all-singing” extravaganza. Polly also happens to fall in love with the leading man and imagines several fabulous fantasy sequences in which director Ken Russell is free to exercise his capacity for over-the-top visuals in this charming 1920’s era flick. 1971
has anyone seen this?
Happy Birthday, Rosalind Russell (June 4, 1907 – November 28, 1976)
Rosalind Russell in Auntie Mame, 1958
I think I mentioned in an early post that the UK’s copyright laws aren’t nearly as insane as those in the US, so albums that are still under copyright here are in the public domain there. That’s how I got a budget-priced bootleg of the soundtrack to the film adaptation of Porgy and Bess. The soundtrack (like, I’m told, the film) is sort of hit and miss, but I have nothing but love for Pearl Bailey leading the chorus in “I Can’t Sit Down.”
Thanks for bringing this to my attention (in response to my posting of the current Broadway production’s take on this song)! This is a movie that I was led to believe I’d probably never be able to see, because of weird rights issues or whatever. But then I was able to torrent it. So…2012 everyone. It’s really cool. The movie is often flat and somewhat lifeless, but there are many great moments. And Pearl Bailey is heaven. This is wonderful.
Chaplin by rafaelalbuquerqueart
Terrific Shirley MacLaine film 1967
I LOVE this design. Totes makes me wanna see the movie!
happy jesus christ superstar everyone
Love a good 2-for-1. Holy Week + Overtures? SOLD! Though I liked the current revival more than many, it seems, I still believe Jewison’s film is the best method of viewing JCS.