Scarecrow In A Garden Of Cucumbers

A campy spoof of Hollywood, the story focuses on a young girl, Woodlawn, who goes by the name Eve Harrington (the name of the ambitious young actress from ALL ABOUT EVE). On her way to New York to make it big as a Broadway actress, she runs into eccentric people with names of characters from novels and famous movies. These include Mary Poppins, a very hefty...read more

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A campy spoof of Hollywood, the story focuses on a young girl, Woodlawn, who goes by the name Eve Harrington (the name of the ambitious young actress from ALL ABOUT EVE). On her way to New York to make it big as a Broadway actress, she runs into eccentric people with names of characters

from novels and famous movies. These include Mary Poppins, a very hefty blues singer; Blanche Dubois, sister to a midget wrestler; and Rhett Butler, an independent film producer. Though this name game and the interesting personalities depicted are of some amusement, the absence of plot makes the

film tiresome after a while. Transvestite Woodlawn's appearance marked her first in a non-Warhol film. Shot for $100,000 in 16mm color blown up to 35mm, the film's production values were surprisingly good considering the small budget. Songs, written by Jerry Blatt and Marshall Barer, include

"Scarecrow" (sung by Emmaretta Marks), "Get It On" (sung by Bette Midler, Mike Lincoln), "Bethesda" (sung by the Enchanters), "Nothing Goin' Down at All" (sung by Midler, Lincoln), "The Dusty Rose Hotel" (sung by Tally Brown), "Lost in My Dreams of Heaven" (sung by Woodlawn), "Love Theme" (sung by

Midler), "Strawberry, Lilac and Lime" (sung by Midler), and "The Up Number" (sung by the entire cast).

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