Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Kathryn Grayson!


Oh, my.


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  1. Oh, dear.

    She would have been more or less okay if she's stopped with her first number. But who of us can't say the same, every now and then?

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  2. Were they playing to a convention of carpet salesmen?

    BrianB

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  3. 1. I love that the videotape disintegrated at the climax of the bridge of "Ol' Man River." It was just like when the film burns in the intense climax of Igmar Bergman's Persona.

    2. I might have bought her version of "Ol' Man River" if she'd gone full disco with it.

    3. I've heard jokes about dresses from "Omar the Tent Maker" but I don't think I've ever seen one until now. (I don't think she was was big as that dress sadly makes her appear to be.)

    4. My late uncle was one of her safety gays in the 1950s. I wish I had some "behind the scenes / a day in the life of a safety gay," but I don't.

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  4. "I'm a HAM..."(and everyone manages to keep a straight face?) Despite some (occasionally significant) wobbles, she did generally manage to hold on to her singing voice, one that was quite a specific type. Lastly, I had always heard that KG was very amusing with a keen sense of humor, which by this point she needed!

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  5. Wow that looks like purgatory for old MGM stars. She sounds good though bless her.

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  6. I absolutely hate that crappy Lawrence Welk-type of music, and the people talking in the back are distracting. She had a lovely face and voice, too bad the body went. Who are the other two ladies sitting down, the one in the red didn't clap ONCE (how rude !).

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  7. In the (uncharacteristic) turban is Miss Martha Raye and in red in coloratura soprano Miliza Korjus, who may not have been in love with Kat's renditions of these songs.... LOL

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