Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wah, Wah, Wah, Dolly


"I was looking out the window on the 18th floor of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel [in Toronto] . . . I thought, just one more move . . . and this terrible pain will stop, this pain of losing it for all time, they're all forgotten performances, it will stop, the moment that I hit, hit jumping out the window. That's exactly what I wanted to do." - Carol Channing, on contemplating suicide after Barbra Streisand was chosen for the film version of Hello, Dolly

6 comments:

  1. carol could've jumped and it wouldn't have
    been as startling as mrs. brolin's armpits.

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  2. She made a brilliant musical into a crap film anyway.

    Jx

    PS Apart from the armpits, MegaBabs bears a striking remsemblance to Amy Winehouse in this pic... Jx

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  3. Thank God dear sweet Carol didn't do it. One day one can only hope, she will exact her revenge by starring in an all gentile Yentl.

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  4. I didn't recognize Carol without her teeth showing.

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  5. I had not noticed the pits. I wish things had stayed that way.

    Shots of Carol before she became "Carol Channing" are always unnerving.

    I saw her last revival of Dolly in 1995, and it was heaven, but I don't think she could have made a success of it on film. Of all the B'way Dollies, actually, the only one I see carrying it off would have been Pearl Bailey. Irene Malloy could have been a fun Leslie Uggams part...

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  6. Someone didn't go to the beauty parlor...I mean thos armpits looks ugly!

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