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Barbra Streisand stars as matchmaker Dolly Levi in the classic musical Hello, Dolly! (1969).
Small-time director Max (Max Adrian) imagines what he might manage with more money, leading to a reprise of composer Sandy Wilson's title song, featuring the company, Tommy Tune, and under-study Twiggy (here Polly), in Ken Russell's The Boy Friend, 1971.
Living Broadway legend Tommy Tune shares a lively, emotional half-hour's worth of name-dropping memories and pictures from his career.
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The star has injured an ankle, but the show and inexperienced stage assistant Polly Browne ?must go on. Break a leg, kid. And don't let the presence of Hollywood director and talent scout Mr. De Thrill add any pressure. And so begins this colorful tale of theater hopefuls with stars in their eyes and greasepaint in their veins, a work that, under the guidance of director Ken Russell, is not just an affectionate filmization of Sandy Wilson's London/Broadway stage hit but also an homage to the movie stagings of Busby Berkeley? complete with imaginative use of kaleidoscopic top shots and rows of leggy chorines. Fashion icon Twiggy makes her screen debut as sweet-natured Polly, a role played earlier by Julie Andrews in her Broadway debut. Curtain up. Maybe someone will be discovered tonight.
The star has injured an ankle but the show and inexperienced stage assistant Polly must go on. Twiggy makes her debut as sweet natured Polly a role played by Julie in her Broadway debut.
The star has injured an ankle, but the show - and inexperienced stage assistant Polly Browne - must go on. Break a leg, kid. And don't let the presence of Hollywood director and talent scout Mr. De Thrill add any pressure.
Barbara Streisand is a knockout as Dolly Levi, and Hello, Dolly!, is the blockbuster musical you'll want to see her in again and again. The famed plot involves Dolly, a young widow and professional matchmaker who sets her sights, and whatever else she can muster, on conquering tight-fisted Yonkers merchant, Horace Vandergeider, beautifully played by Walter Matthau.
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