Once Again, Miss Ann Miller!



It's a tap-stravaganza, followed by a celebrity sausage fest.


18 comments:

  1. Things to ponder...

    Were Robert Goulet and Annie wearing the same wig?

    Did the producers purposely have Cesar Romero follow Roddy McDowall to make it a complete spontaneous gay combustion on stage?

    How did Joe Namath always get roped into these things?

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    1. You are far too young to know that!

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    2. I'm in the midst of watching the tail-end of season 6 on YouTube right now. Millennial magic!

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    3. You are quite obviously insane and I love you all the more for it!

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    4. And yes, I know, that's a definite case of the pot calling the kettle black!

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    5. Tee hee! I consider it a compliment, honey.

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  3. What *was* this? Had Ann Miller been reduced to being the doorman at a closet bar? Although a mighty fabulous doorman, if so.

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    1. This is from the 1987 TV special Happy 100th Birthday Hollywood!, which I somehow missed at the time. Chances are I was high.

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  4. Nice to see that Anne got a night off at the Piggly Wiggly!

    BrianB

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  5. You know, I think Ann Miller may be the Hollywood Great Lady I have nothing but love for. She knew exactly what she had to offer and how to make that most of that, she never tried to be a Great Lady of the Theatre-style diva (paging Misses Garson, Shearer, Hepburn, and Davis), she never acted like being a song-n-dance gal wasn't her real calling (sound familiar, Miss Rogers?), and most of all, even though she was a star every minute of the waking day, she never seemed (a remarkable feat, given the hair, makeup, and getups) false or strained (jealous, Misses Crawford and Dietrich.

    She always seemed equally happy leading a B-programmer or helping carry an A, but most of all, from the time she first appeared right up until her last Follies, she made it all seem such great fun. And that's something.

    Especially when you're stuck with a chorus line of stiffs (in all the wrong ways) as she is here!

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    1. As usual, Muscato, your observations are not only funny, but spot on. Great description of what made Ann Miller so lovable, so durable, so fabulous.

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    2. My favorite Ann Miller story (from the wonderful Hughman, who occasionally comments here):

      One night a group of Japanese business men came to see Sugar Babies and afterwards were escorted backstage to meet the stars of the show. Ann Miller came out to meet them and have a few words.

      They didn’t speak English and there was an interpreter there to translate. After they paid their regards, Miss Miller was asked if there was anything she wanted them to know.

      “TELL THEM I’M WEARING A WIG!” was her decided pronouncement. After which she turned and left while they stood in awe and shock at her monumental declaration.

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  6. Fabulous to see Miss Miller has her wig firmly in place. Let me see....Dick Van Dyke....Gordon Thompson (beautiful).....Roddy McDowall (cute).....Cesar Romero (HUNG)....BERT CONVYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY my heart just skipped a beat! Yet I loved when Dick Van Patten "brushed" Miss Miller causing her to wobble.

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    1. These days, I can never think of Bert Convy without thinking of you. The two of you are inextricably linked.

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    2. Thanks dear....l'amour....l'amour.....

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