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I considered adding Rex Harrison, who I remembered speak-singing his songs in My Fair Lady. But I took a quick look at "Why Can't the English Teach Their Children How to Speak?" and he's actually carrying a bit of a tune.

I also saw enough to conclude the show wouldn't go over very well today -- very classist, for one thing. I realize Prof. Harold Hill is supposed to be a bit of a snob, but that's not emphasized enough.

Sorry, you threw me for a minute there until I realized you meant Prof. Henry Higgins.

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Plus, I've always resented the movie for dumping Julie Andrews, the star of the play, for Audrey Hepburn, whose singing had to be dubbed.

I'm with you there, though I do watch the movie for Rex Harrison. But that was outrageous, casting Audrey Hepburn and dubbing her. And not only did they dub her, they dubbed her with a soprano (I think it was Marni Nixon, but I'm not sure about that). The singing voice is so nothing like Audrey Hepburn's speaking voice.

I read somewhere that Hepburn was cast because she was a box office draw, and the powers that be thought of Julie Andrews as a stage actress. But you know what happened that year, don't you? They gave Julie Andrews the Oscar for Mary Poppins.

I'm sure there must be an original Broadway cast album out there somewhere. I have the London recording, and it's wonderful.

If you want to see/hear a successful dubbing from a few years before My Fair Lady, Marni Nixon dubbed Deborah Kerr in The King and I. I call that successful because Kerr's speaking voice and Nixon's singing voice are a pretty good match.
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Cellar Scribblings / Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Last post by CellarDweller on April 28, 2021, 09:13:06 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends!!!!




I am officially double vaxxed today! 

I await to see what tomorrow brings.  When I got the first one, I had some mild reactions (chills and feeling run down), so I'm anticipating getting some sort of reaction tomorrow.   Dad got his second shot with me today.  Chris and mom get their second shot tomorrow.

Lots of changes at work, some that impact me, but not in a negative way.   The bank has reorganized some departments, so my team got a few new people, and some new accounts that I'll have to tend to now.  I'm sure it will be a busier work load, but it shouldn't be overwhelming.

At least I hope not.


Now you've made me hungry for hotdogs.

I hope you had something to eat and drink during that 8-hour yard sale. Did you buy anything?


So, did ya have any hotdogs?   It had been a while since I had any, so it was a nice change.

Regarding the yard sale, I didn't buy anything.  I did help them take down the tables and pack away the unsold stuff.   As for eating and drinking, yes.  We ordered sandwiches for lunch, and then after the sale was over, we ordered pizza.
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The Lighter Side / Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Last post by CellarDweller on April 28, 2021, 09:03:34 pm »
I am officially double vaxxed now
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The Lighter Side / Re: Life Advice in Three Words
« Last post by CellarDweller on April 28, 2021, 09:03:15 pm »
take some meds
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Q. Who taught Jenny to sing?

A.  She was self taught.

Q.  Was Alma a good cook?
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Wonderful!

Which vaxx did you get?

How long before you can count on the full effect?


I got the Moderna, and I believe that after 2 weeks I'm considered "immune", but I don't think that's true.
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That's interesting. Then they really ought to give at least some credit to Meredith Wilson. He wrote it, after all. I wonder what he would think if he knew people were considering "Trouble" as an example of Rap?

Whoever compiled this list considers "Ya Got Trouble" to be a patter song. That's what I would have called it rather than a rap, but then I'm an Old Musical kinda guy.

Actually I was kidding, but the author of that article seems to see some validity in the comparison. I skimmed it pretty fast because the author is a scholar and most technical musical stuff is over my head.

We'll have to ask Lin-Manuel Miranda, who proved that rap can be a big hit on Broadway!

I considered adding Rex Harrison, who I remembered speak-singing his songs in My Fair Lady. But I took a quick look at "Why Can't the English Teach Their Children How to Speak?" and he's actually carrying a bit of a tune.

I also saw enough to conclude the show wouldn't go over very well today -- very classist, for one thing. I realize Prof. Harold Hill is supposed to be a bit of a snob, but that's not emphasized enough.

Sometime between then and now (probably late '60s, I would guess) aristocrats lost a lot of their coolness cred.

Plus, I've always resented the movie for dumping Julie Andrews, the star of the play, for Audrey Hepburn, whose singing had to be dubbed.

 





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Hello All!

*waves*

As of 2 hours ago, I am double vaxxed!  ;D

Beat ya! I got mine at 1:05 p.m.  ;D  (I don't know why they made the appointment for 1:05 instead of just 1:00, but I don't really care.  ;D )
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Chez Tremblay / Re: Corona - what does help you? Your fears, thoughts, everything
« Last post by Sason on April 28, 2021, 04:16:43 pm »
Wonderful!

Which vaxx did you get?

How long before you can count on the full effect?
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The Lighter Side / Re: Life Advice in Three Words
« Last post by Sason on April 28, 2021, 04:15:06 pm »
get a haircut
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