Ladies Night


It's a living wax museum with June Allyson, Drew Barrymore, Cyd Charisse, Arlene Dahl, Angie Dickinson, Alice Faye, Lillian Gish, Shirley Jones, Ruby Keeler, Dorothy Lamour, Maureen O'Sullivan, Jane Powell, Luise Rainer, Debbie Reynolds, Ginger Rogers, Eva Marie Saint, Lana Turner, Esther Williams, and Marlee Matlin, as introduced by the unforgettable Ally Sheedy.

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  1. I think for some of these gals, your description as "living" is pretty generous.

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  2. Plus, I like the fact Ally Sheedy seems surprised to find herself there.

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    1. I'm sure that everybody was surprised to find Ally Sheedy there!

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    2. Ally Sheedy turned FIFTY this year, bitches!

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  3. June: Depends.
    Drew: Drunk.
    Cyd: Scary, but working those gams.
    Arlene: Thinks she's in A Little Night Music.
    Angie: High.
    Alice: Wig by Eva Gabor.
    Lillian: Mumbling incoherently.
    Shirley: Can't wait until this is over.
    Ruby: Seems strangely terrified.
    Dorothy: Nervous laughter.
    Maureen: Hiccups.
    Jane: Looks great!
    Luise: No poufy shoulders and big hair for her!
    Debbie: "I'll outlive all these bitches!"
    Ginger: Accepting her award.
    Eva: Basking in her Eva Marie Sainthood.
    Lana: Mouths "Thank you" to her daughter, followed by fake laughter.
    Esther: Brought her own umbrella.
    Marlee: Just fucked William Hurt.




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  4. amazing that out of the group of classic divas, the ones still living are Luise Rainer, Esther Williams, Angie Dickinson, Shirley Partridge I mean Jones, Eva Marie Saint, Arlene Dahl, Debbie Reynolds, and Jane Powell.

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  5. ...then they all had a hot flash and peed a little.

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  6. how quaint that they garbed
    them in dresses from 1877,
    the year that they were born.

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  7. Ally Sheedy obviously watched Donna Mills' make-up video, The Eyes Have It.

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  8. An absolute riot of poufiness, for a riotous audience of poofs.

    Alice Faye and Luise Rainer put the rest to shame (except for St. Lillian, forever apart in my eyes) - even though there's an appreciable "Who?" to the applause for the latter.

    What I can't figure out is why they apparently dressed poor Ruby Keeler up as Rosemary Clooney. Very odd.

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  9. I had (thankfully) forgotten the unforgettable Miss Sheedy, I have no clue who Miss Matlin is, and I am trying desperately to forget Miss Barrymore.

    But I can, and will, never forget the others! I am impressed that the 102-year-old Miss Rainer and the 91-year-old Miss Williams are still with us, and probably still struggling to get out of those stays... Jx

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    1. Esther Williams' tell-all autobiography is a hoot, and I definitely recommend it!

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    2. My takeaway was that no one in Hollywood was more convinced that Esther Williams was the most beautiful woman and finest actress in films than Esther Williams. It's really almost endearing.

      Almost as puzzling as the Keeler-Clooney getup (see above), by the way, was the decision to style Miss Barrymore as the reincarnation of Mary Miles Minter.

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    3. Funny enough, Miss Williams is the only one we thought looked like a drag queen (even Miss Dickinson looks like a lady!), and Miss Barrymore the only Muppet... Jx

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  10. Would've preferred to see them dressed in vintage Hollywood-style glamour-gowns instead of a warehouse's worth of Great-Granny's old mothballed doily dresses. The duds shown here (minus the shoulder pads) are OK for Miss Gish but the rest of the women here are from later eras. Wonder who else was invited to this, and declined, and for what reasons? "No way I'm showing up if that b*tch so-and-so is there..." Lots of no-shows, like Liz, Ann Miller, Lauren, Doris Day, Jennifer Jones, Olivia and Joan F. (good luck getting THOSE two in the same building )!

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  11. I think I'd prefer to see the Bitches of the Silver Screen. Gloria Grahame, Audrey Totter, Marie Windsor.

    I actually Googled Hollywood Vixens just now and linked on to Images of them and somehow Johnny Mathis' picture came up! He always did kind of have the hair for it, so...

    BrianB

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  12. I don't know which was worse: Ally Sheedy's robotic reading of the intro or those ghastly prom dresses that most of the ladies were put into. Jane Powell always seems so vital when she's on these things with a twinkle in her eye and easy smile. Debbie runs a close second but feels a little more on. Eva Marie Saint exudes class no matter the situation.

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    1. And those three ladies are still alive! So is Ally Sheedy, I suppose...

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