You know I already own these videos, but I don't want you to miss out! Set your DVR or mix a martini and settle in for an evening of Roz Russell on Turner Classics on Tuesday, July 29th. First, it's Auntie Mame at 8:00 pm, followed by Gypsy at 10:30 pm. And then if you can't sleep, stay up all night and watch her get a little saintly in The Trouble with Angels, its successor Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows and finally she'll play a sleuthing widow (not that sleuthing widow, silly!) in Mrs. Pollifax: Spy. Oh, what a movie night it will be. It's been Roz every Tuesday in July and they saved the best for last.
Notes for Gypsy movie beginners: That's not Roz's voice you'll hear for most of Mama Rose's songs. It's Broadway actress Lisa Kirk delivering a hell of a vocal performance. However, it is Roz on Mr. Goldstone and parts of Rose's Turn. Natalie Wood, infamously dubbed by Marni Nixon in West Side Story, does sing here as Gypsy Rose Lee. Gypsy Rose Lee did stop by the studio to give Natalie some stripper tips though. Best of all, keep your eyes open for composer Jule Styne conducting the orchestra during the opening credits.