Thursday, December 16, 2010

Time Warp



Picture it, New York, 1978: Merv Griffin and his guests -- Ethel Merman, Shelley Winters and Alexis Smith -- discuss Broadway, Chita Rivera, "A Lovely Bunch of Cocoanuts," disco, Studio 54, Bob Mackie, and the opening of Smith's cult flop musical, Platinum, in what may be the gayest 13 minutes you'll ever spend in your life.

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  1. How could anyone have thought Griffin was anything but a big 'ole queen?

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  2. Well, that did cover the gay diaspora. The only thing missing was some butch leading man like Rock Hudson or Richard Chamberlin. Oh, wait a minute...

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  3. I can't imagine why the show flopped?

    I will say though, Alexis was beyond chic, and I fell out of my chair from her ensemble. Well done Mackie.

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  4. Mountains of cocaine must have been behind this awfulness.

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  5. OMG that's the dude from Cruising!

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  6. Are you sure Sid and Marty Kroft didn't do the costumes? (And write the songs?)

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  7. The instant that leading man opened his mouth, a rainbow appeared over my laptop! What an utterly heinous performance by all! Merv: "You know, I am roaring inside..." And outside, too, baby!

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  8. I used to watch Merv Griffing faithfully every night!!!! loved him!

    XOXO
    DEB

    P.S. WHAT A HORRIBLE PERFORMANCE - JEEZ!

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  9. wow...."I'm standing here roaring inside" too.
    I think that's the word.

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  10. This show flopped but was brought back as Sunset with Tammy Grimes it ran 3 nights. The cast recording is out there, I own it some of it is good some is really bad--Joe

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