we all noticed that no one threw kathryn grayson over their shoulder.
I was a little afraid for her when she had to climb the stairs without the escort. She seemed unsteady.
Kinda ironic that the athletic one (Williams) ended up being the heaviest, with La Grayson coming in a close second.
For better or worse, this is pretty much what a film version of Follies might have looked like (they were talking about one for a long while, after all). Ann Miller - my God; words fail.
Wait. Esther Williams was plucked from the depths of Hell? What?
I thought they had to steam clean her first, but I suppose your idea makes more sense.
OMG - I was there! Did a hair/makeup call, took care of Kathryn and Marge. Backstage the ladies were not having a Howard Keel love fest - he's apparantly not a favorite amongst the peers of his MGM days.
Wow, that is awesome, thanks for sharing what must have been an unforgettable experience!
May I kiss the hem of your garment? You have touched greatness!
Glittering!As well as Miss Reynolds, Miss Caron and Miss Powell, I was stunned to discover that dear Marge Champion is still alive and kicking at the grand age of 95... Jx
This was SO MUCH FUN!!! How great that the ladies actually got to move and perform a bit, physically, rather than just stand there as was sometimes the case on those "Night of 100 Stars" specials, etc... (These types of things are gone forever I fear... what would they do on a 2025 broadcast of the Oscars that could possibly evoke the magic that was MGM or any other studio??)
Doing' it Debbie's Way!
Do you think Esther Williams had all of that smoke and fabric on demand?