Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Have a Chuckle Tuesday....Go Watch Some Great Acting

As many of you know, I come from a theatre background.  It's been in my blood since I was a wee little thing performing "Yes Jesus Loves Me" for my parent's party guests on the family home's fireplace hearth.

A few months ago I realized that I had never in my 50+ years seen the entire film "Auntie Mame"(1958).  That's the non-musical version of of the musical stage show that was made into a movie called "Mame", starring Lucille Ball.

The film "Auntie Mame" stars legendary actress Rosalind Russell in the title role.
The film is based on the book, Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade by Patrick Dennis.  It is a fictitious recounting of his life being raised by his Aunt named Mame.
Briefly, if you don't know the plot, a young recently orphaned boy is sent to live with his Aunt Mame.  She is an 'eccentric free-spirited character' who lives her life on her own terms.  Hilarity ensues as Patrick grows from boy to man.

Anyway, I finally got to see the entire film recently.  I've always been a fan of the stage play based on this film and book, thought I've never really cared for the film of the musical play.
I think I know why now.
I can't really see anyone else playing the role of Mame besides Rosalind Russell-the person who stars in this non-musical version of the film.
Well, maybe no one else except me....... ;-)

I've always been a big fan of Ms. Russell's work.  She was a hell of an actress!  She was also a pretty awesome person too from what I've read.

So here's a clip from Auntie Mame(1958). I hope you enjoy it....



  1. No, I did not know you were from a theatre background. Is there a post on your blog explaining that? I have seen that movie but had forgotten it. Since I was a very young child when I saw it, I could not recount a bit of the plot. The book is going on my list to read. Thanks.

  2. I've never seen that movie! and I've seen lots of old ones... I'm going to check that out if I can find it!

  3. Practical P--Well I've never put my resume up on the blog but I've mentioned various things in my past over the years. ;-)

    McVal--If you have Netflix you can instant watch it.

  4. I thinking I'm missing out on a lot. And I had no idea you were so versatile!


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