Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Before I knew Mame

I know you're shocked. But, it really is true. Before I even knew of Angela's Mame, there was Rosalind Russell's Auntie Mame. Oh, how she inspired me! Today would have been Roz's 101st birthday.

9 comments:

Jiva Tsamba said...

Great clips. I always loved the great Roz. She had a style and demeanor so unique to her gender. She was constantly outwitting the men, and the women sometimes too.

Anonymous said...

Roz is beyond brillant and gorgeous too! I thoroughly enjoyed her film work (Auntie Mame and Trouble With Angels are my favorite) and her stage work (Wonderful Town!). Thanks for the reminder about her birthday.

Renee

Joseph said...

This is an awesome clip. Thanks!

Bob said...

No one - NO ONE - will ever compare with Roz in this role. I mean, her line reading are burned into my brain.

"Spitting Distance!? ...how vivid."

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

I love that movie. Such a wonderful classic film.

Have you seen Rosalind Russell in the film version of "Gypsy"? It was my introduction to this gifted actress and show.

SarahB said...

Oh Steve, did you forget who I am?

Theatre Aficionado at Large said...

Roz would be 101. The film adaptation of "Auntie Mame" is 50 this year too.

Such a fun time.

It's my second favorite Roz performance, just narrowly coming in behind her Hildy Johnson in "His Girl Friday."

SarahB said...

Kevin, we're just the opposite on this one.

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

I could never! You, you, you.