Okay, if this was so notoriously horrible, then why haven't they ever done anything better? There are actually some gooseflesh-inducing moments, and the whole thing would work if all traces of Raw Blow and Proud Mary were eliminated. Come on - Roy Rogers and Dale Evans?! Vincent Price and Coral Browne?!?! And that shot of Cybill Shepherd in the audience! All so much better than remembered!
I agree - without the duet in the middle, and had it been filmed in black and white in 1947, most of this would be lauded as "classic Hollywood"... Jx
I love the "Why the hell am I here?" look on Coral's face.
It is what it is, both right and wrong in all the ways I enjoy most!
I especially enjoy how so many in the audience in the opening look like "get away from me, bitch, or I will cut you with my coke razor."
And who can blame 'em?
It really holds up quite well actually. And at least now I can appreciate the Beach Blanket Babylon ending, whereas the young me had no idea what was going on by that point.
I actually missed this when it first aired---I was a bartender and worked nights---but I certainly heard all about it. Oddly enough, no one ever mentioned the dancing stars!
What do people drink on Oscar night? Or what don't they drink, I guess that would be the better question.
What fresh horror is this? Dancing TABLES with LAMPS and CHAIRS ATTACHED? My eyes are literally bleeding. I think you should know that.
Alice Faye must've felt really awkward with her ex Tony Martin and his then wife Cyd Charisse there.btw, Merv owned the Ambassador Hotel/Coconut Grove at the time.