Babs



She turns 70 today!


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  1. Hello Gawgeous! I can not think of anything more original to say. Paris was rather bleak in those days except for the colorful costumes n'est-ce pas?

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    1. Colorful, yet surprisingly cheap-looking.

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    2. Actually, that sums up quite a lot of Paris, really... Jx

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  2. One scary night, I saw a pain-pill addled Holly Woodlawn do a rambling cabaret act and, towards the end, she had a flash of Color Me Barbra and tried to sing, a capella, "The Minute Waltz" à la Barbra. It wasn't planned; she didn't remember half the words. It wasn't fabulous.

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    1. Scary indeed. What a precious memory!

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  3. let them eat a big stick of buttah!

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  4. I watched my personal fave, 'What's Up Doc' in celebration.

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    1. I absolutely love that movie!

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    2. "I am not A Eunice Burns, I am THE Eunice Burns".

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    3. Madeline Kahn MADE that movie!

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    4. What on earth are you doing with Howard Bannister's rocks!?

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    5. "Nicky Arnstein, Nicky Arnstein..."

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  5. My god, watching this I got so many Fannie Brice-type vibes, Babs really has the same wonderful comic approach as Fannie, yet delivers it in her own style. She's evoking Fannie, not imitating her. Yet I read that Anne Bancroft and Edie Gormie were both considered for the lead role in the film version of "Funny Girl" over Babs. Incredible.

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    1. Oh my god, could you imagine?

      By the way, your comments are vastly entertaining. Feel free to be more than merely Anonymous!

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    2. Anne and Eydie were considered for the Broadway production, not the movie. It was offered to Anne, but Jule Styne had deliberately written songs that would have been tough for her to sing. Anne heard the song in a read-through, and "I want no part of this," and walked out.

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