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Mame really has made a resurgence. It might have not been popular when it came out but I think since it was available on VHS and then came onto DVD it really has become popular and "non-Lucy" fans all know the movie Mame with Lucille Ball! In fact most people only know the Mame with Lucy! It's a shame Lucy wasn't around to know how popular the movie became because she really would have been so happy!

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Mame really has made a resurgence. It might have not been popular when it came out but I think since it was available on VHS and then came onto DVD it really has become popular and "non-Lucy" fans all know the movie Mame with Lucille Ball! In fact most people only know the Mame with Lucy! It's a shame Lucy wasn't around to know how popular the movie became because she really would have been so happy!

I know, i noticed that too. Just read a bio that quoted Cy Coleman, her songwriter on Wildcat and a legend in musical theater saying that people can overlook the tone of the voice as they are watching because LUCILLE BALL is singing, that's very true, she was like Louis Armstrong or Rex Harrison, they're listening to the legend not a great singer.

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I know, i noticed that too. Just read a bio that quoted Cy Coleman, her songwriter on Wildcat and a legend in musical theater saying that people can overlook the tone of the voice as they are watching because LUCILLE BALL is singing, that's very true, she was like Louis Armstrong or Rex Harrison, they're listening to the legend not a great singer.

 

If I'm not mistaken didn't Lucy comment that Mame sounds like that because she loves to have a few drinks? Don't know where I heard that from but it rings a bell.

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If I'm not mistaken didn't Lucy comment that Mame sounds like that because she loves to have a few drinks? Don't know where I heard that from but it rings a bell.

Yes, Lucy once said SHE WAS UP ALL NIGHT PARTYING AND DRINKING, DO YOU THINK SHE'D SOUND LIKE JULIE ANDREWS????? Or words to that effect.

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Really? No one I've ever met knows of Mame, well except for you all. Unless I make them watch it.. lol.

We're just saying it's a lot more appreciated NOW then it was back THEN.

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We're just saying it's a lot more appreciated NOW then it was back THEN.

Ooooh! I misread it! That's a true statement right there. It did come out at a time where big musicals were washed away. Most musicals from that decade flopped and now are cult classics or just classic.

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You can tell just by watching Mame that Lucy had LOTS OF FUN making it and that's another reason she was devastated that the show received such scathing reviews!

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You can tell just by watching Mame that Lucy had LOTS OF FUN making it and that's another reason she was devastated that the show received such scathing reviews!

Oh yes! I feel as if this movie and Big Street were her most proud pieces of work.

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Watch Lucy singing WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS, when she gets to the line GET A LITTLE OLDER, she lowers her voice and then smiles broadly AFTER she's said that very unpleasant part, LOL!

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When was Mame filmed, in relation to the last season of Here's Lucy?

 

Before they started filming the last season - so very early 1973 (I think)

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It must have been when she was on hiatis from HL. I always thought Mame was filmed after Here's Lucy ended.

Great question, i know it was in '73 so maybe either before Here's Lucy's last season or in the middle because she had the broken leg at the beginning of that season, right? No wait, that was the previous season, so the end of the fifth then, i think. It takes at least a year for them to prepare the film to come out so she was doing the show as they prepped it and then she did the show plugging it and then the movie came out at Easter '74 and she had finished filming Here's Lucy by then, right?

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Great question, i know it was in '73 so maybe either before Here's Lucy's last season or in the middle because she had the broken leg at the beginning of that season, right? No wait, that was the previous season, so the end of the fifth then, i think. It takes at least a year for them to prepare the film to come out so she was doing the show as they prepped it and then she did the show plugging it and then the movie came out at Easter '74 and she had finished filming Here's Lucy by then, right?

 

I think Harry said once it was filmed January through June 1973.

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I think Harry said once it was filmed January through June 1973.

Well, that works for me. You see, she meant loser in the sense that whatever he built up, he'd then tear down and lose, hence her calling him a LOSER but she didn't really mean it in the sense that we know it as now, but rather, oh wait, we were talking about the filming, yeah January to June because she had filmed season five till December and started filming the last season in July '74. Yeah, that's the ticket!

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Well, that works for me. You see, she meant loser in the sense that whatever he built up, he'd then tear down and lose, hence her calling him a LOSER but she didn't really mean it in the sense that we know it as now, but rather, oh wait, we were talking about the filming, yeah January to June because she had filmed season five till December and started filming the last season in July '74. Yeah, that's the ticket!

 

Oh man, don't start that crap again. If you say his name he might come back! lol

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Oh man, don't start that crap again. If you say his name he might come back! lol

Say that to the person who resurrected THIS thread, i was afraid to post on it and he'd see it and start HIS crap again, LOL!

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Say that to the person who resurrected THIS thread, i was afraid to post on it and he'd see it and start HIS crap again, LOL!

 

LOL! Lock the thread! :lucydaze:

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Say that to the person who resurrected THIS thread, i was afraid to post on it and he'd see it and start HIS crap again, LOL!

 

If you say his name 3 times, he'll reappear. He's like Beetlejuice!

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There's just something about Lucy in Mame that makes many musical buffs MAD. So mad that they either make stuff up or repeat rumors/speculations as if they were fact.

Among them: Lucy stole the part from Angela. Lucy bought the rights and/or financed the picture (either wholly or in part). Lucy insisted on doing her own singing. Lucy herself requested soft-focus (possible, but unlikely). Lucy had Madelyn Kahn fired because she was too pretty and Lucy didn't want the "competition".

But here's a a new one from Ken Bloom's "101 Greatest Movie Musicals" book.

Mame is the most prominently featured movie on the page entitled "The Worst Movie Musicals"

"When the film opened at Radio City, Lucy took a curtain call and the crowd actually hissed her. Then Bea came on and the crowd cheered. Then back came Lucy and there were more boos."

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