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#1 Luvsbway

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 04:17 PM

Wonderful discussion on Ann as Mame and also Ann herself. Great stories.

http://broadwayworld...d=1062013&dt=18

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 04:30 PM

I love Ann Miller anecdotes! I never heard the Rodgers & Hammerstein one before. That's great.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:17 PM

Wonderful discussion on Ann as Mame and also Ann herself. Great stories.

http://broadwayworld...d=1062013&dt=18

W O W , those were great to read Shel, got any more?

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:16 AM

"ETA Nobody has yet mentioned that her run as "Mame" ended when a sandbag (or light or something depending on who told the story) was accidentally dropped on her head."

Assume the above incident caused the "Mame" run to end because there was a sandbag shortage and they couldn't replace it, because SURELY in a collision with Ann's hair, any object would be ruined....

Have you checked out the Punchy Players take-offs on Ann. Hilarious as always. In one, Judy and Liza do an intervention because Ann is a hoarder. In another, Ann is "picking up some hours" as a Piggly-Wiggle checker because "they stopped making tap movies."
The PP voices are always so right-on including Ann's slightly off pronunciation of Cole Porter's last name.
"Judy, we're havin' a special on sauerkraut."
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Posted 09 July 2013 - 01:57 AM

Assume the above incident caused the "Mame" run to end because there was a sandbag shortage and they couldn't replace it, because SURELY in a collision with Ann's hair, any object would be ruined....

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#6 C L A U D E

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:49 AM

Assume the above incident caused the "Mame" run to end because there was a sandbag shortage and they couldn't replace it, because SURELY in a collision with Ann's hair, any object would be ruined....


Loved your hair remark, nancy reagan must have gotten tips from her.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:32 PM

"Judy, we're havin' a special on sauerkraut."


"But'cha gotta keep the lid on it because it smells like garbage. Worse than Esther Williams' swimming pool -- which reminds me of the time that she and Cole P'rter and I went bowling..."

Okay, which one of you bought this masterpiece? http://www.juliensli...d/66/lot/24526/

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"Featuring Angela Lansbury in the most dramatic performance of her career."


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:48 PM

Okay, which one of you bought this masterpiece? http://www.juliensli...d/66/lot/24526/


That reminds me of that scary Here's Lucy opening doll recreation auctioned off in Jamestown one year. I love how many wigs were included in the Ann Miller auction.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:50 PM

"But'cha gotta keep the lid on it because it smells like garbage. Worse than Esther Williams' swimming pool -- which reminds me of the time that she and Cole P'rter and I went bowling..."

Okay, which one of you bought this masterpiece? http://www.juliensli...d/66/lot/24526/

Is she bent over because of the weight of her hair? Great paperweight though.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:34 AM

Those guys at Punchy Players crack me up.. anytime Ann makes an appearance in any video it is a joy!!! "Heather over there with her blue jeans and tattoos an piercings... NO GLAMOUR!"... kills me every time. Ann is a bit on the ignorant side isn't she? She really kinda lives in her own little world.. I think many from those MGM days lived in their own little world... nonetheless.. she is awesome.. anyone remember that GREAT AMERICAN SOUP commercial with Ann?

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:47 AM

Once seen, never forgotten:


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:50 AM

Robert Osborne wrote a great tribute to Ann when she passed away: http://www.reelclass...ler-article.htm

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:45 PM

Once seen, never forgotten:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jU2pl7bqKg

O M G so great to see that one again, I remember it well.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:58 PM

O M G so great to see that one again, I remember it well.

I watched another clip that played afterwards and it was a bit hard to see her struggle through I'M STILL HERE, but even with a few false notes, and all, seeing a superstar like Ann, or Lucy, or Marlene or even Judy, at the end of their illustrious careers, doesn't matter at all, because you're watching an incredible STAR with all that STAR power and that's really all that matters in the end.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:05 PM

I loved the SNL skits Leg Up, with Ann and Debbie Reynolds.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:10 PM

I love Ann Miller's version of I'm Still Here. That is her life in song.


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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:58 PM

When I did Bway radio in college this was my co-hosts version of choice for this song.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:25 PM

When I did Bway radio in college this was my co-hosts version of choice for this song.


Good choice. I really love the renditions performed in the context of the show done by women who really lived what happened in the song like Ann, Polly Bergen, and Yvonne DeCarlo.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:36 PM

Did you see Elaine in the most recent Follies. I heard so many reports of her forgetting the words but she was perfect when I saw her.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 06:15 PM

Did you see Elaine in the most recent Follies. I heard so many reports of her forgetting the words but she was perfect when I saw her.


I did! She knew all the words when I saw it and I saw it pretty early in the run.

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