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Rudolph Nureyev in a Bathhouse in Nothing but a Towel

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...with Miss Piggy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARUM0-jtjIg

Oh--and they sing "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
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His skin was beautiful.
" ...the happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid."
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The number is all about Miss Piggy getting the towel off him.
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I was lucky enough to see him at the London Coliseum in the seventies. He was on his laurels, but still great to watch...
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omg ... i'd totally forgotten about this sketch. i've had the one of him dancing swan lake with that big pig recorded for years ... one of my favorite clips of all time.
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Such a beauty and gone at just 54.
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Wasn't he a frequent patron of the old (rebuilt, post-fire) Everard?
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He's wearing that towel like it's 1932. Give the boys some air, Rudy!
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There are nudes and dance belt pics out there if you search.
He was a good guy. I had always heard about his sadistic side and his temper but I worked with him for two projects and he was always very kind.
" ...the happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid."
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He must have changed then. I met him twice and both times he was just mean. I also know someone who worked with him in the road tour of "The King and I" ( I saw it and Rudolph gave one of the most unintentionally funny performances I have ever seen - he was that bad). The stories my friend told about the tour showed what a lecherous, self asorbed a**hole Nuryev had become.

I prefer to think of him onstage when he was in his prime - Nobody did it better.
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Maybe he behaved since he had such high respect for Mr. Joffrey.
He got sick while we were at the Mark Hellinger and before they decided to canel that weekend's performances I found myself standing in front of Mr. Joffrey and Arpino in Nureyev's dressing room wearing his Spectre de La Rose costume.
" ...the happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid."
Updated On: 3/24/08 at 10:19 AM
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So you were Rudolph Nureyev's Eve Harrington?
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Nope cuz I was scared sh*t!
" ...the happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid."
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And were you brilliant in Spectre?
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The only time I saw him perform live, was with Julie Andrews at the Merriweather Post Pavillion, with a bunch of kids!

re: Rudolph Nureyev in a Bathhouse in Nothing but a Towel
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Thanks for the google tip. The nude picture is pretty.
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PalJoey - that weekend's performances were cancelled as Rudy had to appear at every show. I did do the role on the road however and I doubt I was brilliant.

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" ...the happiness in the tune convinces me that I'm not afraid."
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Glebb, I have no doubt you were brilliant.

There was a gorgeous exhibit at the Brandywine Museum in Pennsylvania a few years ago entitled: "Capturing Nureyev: James Wyeth Paints the Dancer" Some photos (including some of the beautiful nudes) were a part of the exhibit. Such strength and such softness at the same time...
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I found myself standing in front of Mr. Joffrey and Arpino in Nureyev's dressing room wearing his Spectre de La Rose costume.

Read more: https://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessagemodern.cfm?thread=960846&m=3505628&boardname=off&boardid=2#ixzz1ggul6CVN
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The only time I saw Nureyev live was during The King and I tour in Toronto. It was quite amusing to see him bumbling around the floor in a primitive polka during "Shall We Dance."

I just read that Toronto was the first stop on that tour ('89-'90).
http://www.nureyev.org/rudolf-nureyev-actor-the-king-and-i/
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PJ, your link leads right back to this thread...
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such memories ... sigh <3
RIP glebby <3