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Lerner and Loewe

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artscallion
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/07
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/21/13 at 09:08pm
This is an amazing 1962 video of a tribute to Lerner and Loewe, hosted by Maurice Chevalier, starring Julie Andrews, an impossibly young and handsome Robert Goulet among others. It features MANY full production numbers from L&L's many broadway hits.
LERNER AND LOEWE - 1962
Art has a double face, of expression and illusion.
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PalJoey
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joined:3/11/04
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/21/13 at 09:22pm
That's really spectacular! Thanks.
yr pal,
joey




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AndersonTours
Understudy
joined:12/19/10
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/21/13 at 09:25pm
This is really wonderful! Thanks.
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jv92
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joined:11/4/05
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/21/13 at 09:30pm
MY FAIR LADY made me fall in love with musicals as a 7 year old, so this is special. Thanks!
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NYadgal
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joined:5/18/04
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/21/13 at 09:31pm
Fabulous!
I can't wait to share this with my Mom. Lerner and Loewe were her favorite...
What a wonderful, wonderful video!
"Two drifters off to see the world... there's such a lot of world to see"
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fashionguru_23
Broadway Star
joined:4/21/08
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/21/13 at 10:37pm
Thank you so much for this! This is the closest we'll ever get to the original Camelot or My Fair Lady!
"The 54th Street[theatre] had a rep as. . .where old musicals went to die." -Smaxie
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wildcat
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joined:12/4/04
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/21/13 at 11:31pm
Directed by Norman Jewison and choreographed by Carol Haney!

And the Sardi's scene with Frances Sternhagen and Charles Nelson Reilly where they trash MY FAIR LADY before opening night just goes to show...nothing has changed.
After Eight
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joined:6/5/09
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/22/13 at 01:02am
"And the Sardi's scene with Frances Sternhagen and Charles Nelson Reilly where they trash MY FAIR LADY before opening night just goes to show...nothing has changed."

In other threads, one of the most lauded dim bulbs on this board trashes My Fair Lady a half century later!

Artscallion,

Thank you or this video!

Lerner and Loewe! Perfection! Bliss!

Updated On: 4/22/13 at 01:02 AM
Wilmingtom
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joined:7/18/11
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/22/13 at 03:44pm
I don't believe Wildcat was trashing MFL. I think the point was that, even now, there are those who will trash a show even before it opens (think Riedel).
After Eight
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joined:6/5/09
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/22/13 at 05:07pm
"I don't believe Wildcat was trashing MFL. "

I don't either. I was not referring to him.
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best12bars
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joined:6/29/05
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/22/13 at 05:13pm
Can't wait to watch this tonight! Thanks for posting it!
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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wildcat
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joined:12/4/04
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/22/13 at 05:34pm
I am neither lauded nor a bulb.
Wilmingtom
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joined:7/18/11
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/22/13 at 06:00pm
Oops. Apologies to both A8 and Wildcat. I read the post too quickly.
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Someone in a Tree2
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joined:10/9/12
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/22/13 at 06:17pm
Amazing video! A curtain on the past has just been lifted and the glimpse is stunning.

A few questions come up--

Alvin Colt is credited with the costumes and it looks like his clothes for Camelot match Adrian's originals faithfully (easy to do since the show was still running). But can anyone say if the costumes for "Show Me" and "Get Me to the Church On Time" are the originals? (Julie's outfit seems especially dowdy...)

Spectacular to see Richard Burton's Act I closing speech in Camelot. Wow, how he flies through the words at breakneck speed. But is the orchestral accompaniment correct? I'm remembering a lovely pavane underscores the scene here, not just reprises of earlier songs.

And most important, Lerner and Lowe seem such good buddies here. When exactly did their animosity toward eachother come to a head to result in their split up? (I know they regrouped for the stage version of Gigi, but understand they never were a team again after the early 60's.)

Anyone with insight (or a really good memory), please share.
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Tink2
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joined:8/7/08
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/22/13 at 08:18pm
Thank you, so much!
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justoldbill
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joined:10/17/07
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/23/13 at 10:05pm
I doubt if things were ever that acrimonious. Basically, Loewe wanted to retire and Lerner didn't. In any case, they would certainly put on a good face together for a television celebration of their work. At the least, the show was good (and probably needed) publicity for CAMELOT.

Well-well-well-what-do-you-think-of-that-I-have-nothing-here-to-pay-my-train-fare-with-only-large-bills-fives-and-sevens....
Updated On: 4/23/13 at 10:05 PM
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wildcat
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/04
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/24/13 at 11:34am
And they did write THE LITTLE PRINCE together in the late 70s.
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
Lerner and Loewe
Posted: 4/24/13 at 05:42pm
Oh, how I miss the days when musical specials such as this one were regularly shown on TV. I was just a child but I remember them fondly and how they inculcated in me a lifelong love of musical theater. At least we have these remnants and clips to keep that tradition alive.

 
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