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....


Sluggy

4 comments:

  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.

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  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!

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  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.

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

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