Mitzi Gaynor, Sacred and Profane


In which our beloved Miss Gaynor goes all Ann-Margret on us while working her dancers into a veritable frenzy.

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  1. Wow. Wow. Wow. The choreography at 2:30 is... interesting.

    You know what I wish? I wish that in something like 1976, when both would have been very much available, someone had sat down and written a rock opera version of Imitation of Life for Mitzi and Lola Falana.

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    1. Ha! I knew exactly what "choreography" you were referring to!

      As for the rock opera, based on the year mentioned, Ken Russell would've had to direct it. I know what I'll be dreaming of tonight!

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    2. That instance at 2:28 is the first time I can ever recall seeing a fire baton routine without not only the fire, but also without any baton!

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  2. I hope that was performed on someone's Easter special.

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    1. I almost saved this for Easter but couldn't wait!

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  3. god is great
    god is good
    let us thank him for our mitzi
    amen.

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  4. She borrowed the eye make-up from Miss Peggy Lee, the dress from Miss Ann Miller, and the hair from Mr Jeff Conaway!

    Fab!

    Jx

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  5. One never knows what to expect with Mitzi, but one is always entertained.

    Also, I kept waiting for one of the safety gays to trip over the mic cord, but no, that's why they're SAFETY gays.

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  6. Actually, when the dancers make their entrance at 0:33 and then when the choreography REALLY kicks in at 2:25, all I could think of was Maria Montez selecting victims during the cobra dance from "Cobra Woman." That must be the "profane" part!

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  7. This is precisely the sort of thing I missed when I was away for a month.

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  8. It's the Sweeney sisters come to life. What dreadful taste..and yet so watchable.

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  9. A couple decades later she'd have added "Church of the Poisoned Mind" to the mix!

    BrianB

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