Wednesday, April 6, 2011

And Then There Were Nun

Pick your favorite swingin' sister!

Debbie Reynolds in The Singing Nun (1966, MGM)

Diana Ross and the Supremes (with Ron Ely) on television's Tarzan (1968)

Rosalind Russell and Stella Stevens in Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968, Columbia)

Mary Tyler Moore in Change of Habit (1969, Universal)

14 comments:

  1. "i'll take ron ely for the block peter."

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  2. No Joan Crawford dressed up as a nun ??? How did she miss to pose as a nun ??? That would be a real joke ...

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  3. Roz and Stella all the way, baby!

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  4. I've always had a soft spot for Miss MTM in a habit!

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  5. GREAT opening credit sequence....
    And I'm a Sister Bertrille guy myself.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHLm4qB6Weg

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  6. you forgot helen reddy as the nun on the airplane movie "Airplane!" ; )

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  7. Funny how none of the nuns who taught me ever wore full makeup with their habits.

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  8. den 81164, the movie was Airport 1975, Airplane was the comedy. I can not picture Helen Reddy doing a comedy. She is a serious actress......

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  9. I LOVED that Rosalind Russell movie when I was a kid - weren't there two of them? With the wonderful Mary Wickes driving the bus in her habit and Converse hi-tops!

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  10. here's helen reddy in the airport movie
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIChL5L23vw

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  11. and yes youre right it was the serious movie. the makers of the spoof wanted her too but the original wouldnt allow it (re helen reddy in airport)

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  12. Indeed there were Marksparky. The Trouble With Angels (directed by the fab Ida Lupino) and Where Angels Go Trouble Follows. Stella Steves was supposed to be Hayley Mills, all growed up and married to our Lord. There's a great freeze frame sequence in the second one, when the nuns come out of the convent in their (IMHO better) older habits, and voila! They get all Vatican 2 on our asses and their habits loose all their super duper scary power and become frumpy dumpy.

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