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Angela Lansbury Watches B-Roll Footage of Herself In GYPSY

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Thank you, so much. That was great.
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That might have been my favorite youtube video ever.
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So great to see her watching herself from 40 years ago in Gypsy! A very special video.
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That was fantastic. A very special video indeed.
If only the whole footage of her performance existed!
Except for Sweeney Todd none of her stage performances preserved on video in their entirety.
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I loved watching her, watching herself as if she were almost studying her own performance. While viewing "Rose's Turn" she was actually mouthing lyrics. I was only 5 years old when GYPSY was revived for the very first time on Broadway so it was a real treat to see this myself. Great stuff!
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What an amazing segment! Angela Lansbury truly is a class act. There should be a theatre named after her, hopefully while she's still with us.
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I loved how, as she was watching this, you could tell she was critiquing herself, practically giving herself notes. She wasn't watching those clips with a detached sense of nostalgia.


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Truly incredible. Thanks for sharing this video, Jordan!
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Brought a tear to my eye too
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Just echoing the same sentiments. I loved her reaction to herself, and the joy she had in seeing some of her own performances.

She was a force on stage!
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Is this the first glimpse of her performance in Gypsy that's out there? Don't you wish they would just skip the Michael Feinstein chat and show us the whole damn performance? Of course they cut the bows at the end of Rose's Turn without waiting for the applause to die down and see Angie bowing and bowing into the silence.

Angela's was the first Gypsy I saw on Broadway and it's easy to see why none of the others have ever bested her in my eyes.
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Magic. Absolute magic.

That footage washed up on Youtube a while back, but it was refreshing to see it in much better resolution!

Something about the lightning speed finale of her "Rose's Turn" makes my heart race.

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I loved her comment about seeing herself do what she thought at the time was acceptable.
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Beyond amazing, she truly is a legend.
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I wonder what changes she would make to her performance now, after watching herself back. I can't imagine what, I think her performance is inspired!
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And some people think Broadway shows should not be recorded?

They should teach this to all would-be stage actors: that's star quality right there!
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That is something which can't be taught!
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Forgive my ignorance, but what program is this from?
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They should teach this to all would-be stage actors: that's star quality right there!

Are you nuts?! You can't "teach" star quality! Like Mama Rose says, "You either got it, or you ain't". It's inherent.

Unless by "this" you mean something else. The way it reads now it seems that you mean "star quality".
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Thank you for sharing this! Loved watching Ms. Lansbury watch herself and enjoy every moment of it.

Btw, if you haven't read it (and most of you probably have), the coffee table book "Broadway Day and Night" contains the story of how Angela Lansbury became involved with the revival of Gypsy. It's pretty funny and worth the price of the whole book.
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"Except for Sweeney Todd none of her stage performances preserved on video in their entirety."

Professionally shot, yes. But we're lucky enough to also have full peeformances of MAME ('83) A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, DEUCE, BLITHE SPIRIT and THE BEST MAN on video.
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I'm covered in goosebumps...

Absolutely amazing.
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'Professionally shot, yes. But we're lucky enough to also have full performances of MAME ('83) A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, DEUCE, BLITHE SPIRIT and THE BEST MAN on video.'

OMG! For real?! I would've love to see them. Are they on YouTube? Because I've only seen bits and pieces of those shows over there. I've been lucky enough to see her in a Little Night Music, Blithe Spirit and Driving Miss Daisy, but to see Ms. Lansbury in Mame would've been a dream.
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I would love to see those, too!

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