Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dance Your Shoes Off

It's Miller as Mame time!


  1. Great photo!

    My partner was a broke director in the mid-sixties who was friends with the "Mame" stage manager, who'd sneak him in each time a new Mame took over.

    He reports that when Miller took over, a bit was added after "That's How Young I Feel" in which a chorus boy would run into the wings and return with a pair of tap shoes on a velvet pillow.

    Miller would feign surprise eight times a week, slip into the shoes, and launch into an "impromptu" tap number as the crowd went apeshit!

  2. FABULOUS! I'm totally jel-jel.

  3. What a gal. That woman could tap like a machine gun.