A Redundant Classic: Miss Mitzi Gaynor!


An Egyptian extravaganza which must be seen to be believed.


19 comments:

  1. "Divas, dancers, glamour and glitz! An entertainment extravaganza spectacular! Costumes! Choreography! Camp!"

    Yes, this blog has it ALL!!!


    wv: Scardina
    Is this blog's word verification set up to give us drag names?

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  2. Yay! And you are ever so welcome here, Mistress MJ!

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  3. Oh my but Mitzi's game! But who pray is the buff 'guard' who stands so picturesquely decorating the foreground of so many of the shots?

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  4. Finaly a place where this culturally challenged little bear can educate himself!

    Can we propose some of our favorites to the Master of this lair?

    Hail Thombeau!

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  5. DeepBlue, suggestions are definitely appreciated, either here or via email: thombeau(at)post(dot)com.

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  6. This production number sort of blows my mind.

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  7. Golden in every way -- with laugh track!

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  8. Oh, my!
    I would have loved to have been at the production meetings for a Mitzi Gaynor special...I'd like to know if she or her producers ever uttered the phrase, "oh, no. I think that idea is a little too over the top!"

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  9. "Yowza! Yowza! Yowza!" Like Hattie McDaniel and Ophelia snorkeling in the Nile, this only gets deeper and freakier. Holy cats.

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  10. This never fails to cheer me up! Jx

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  11. I'm guessing this was from her 1978 special, which puts her at 47 years old at the time of filming. I'd be impressed with the level and skill of the dancing she was doing if she'd been 21. For her to pull that off at age 47, that is talent.

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  12. Ann-Margret, Mitzi, Liza, Lola Falana, Joey Heatherton...who are their equals today? Does J-Lo with her one octave auto-tuned range even qualify? Sutton Foster has the talent, but not the glamour...this was Vegas in your living room (okay, maybe it was more Reno than Vegas).

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  13. Good lord! Thanks, Thombeau!

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  14. Ha! The opening music is the song "Up the Lazy River!" (The Nile in this case...)

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