Wednesday, August 17, 2005
What Greg buys on Ebay
"It identifies Ethel Merman and Jimmy Durante, and shows, in pencil, the paper's crop markings. The picture is from the first scene in the play, where Merman, as Nails O'Reilly Duquesne (an ex-manicurist, now a rich widow), meets Durante, as Policy Pinkle, a con who is on the prison polo team (look closely at his outfit!) -- In our version, of course, it will be Klea Blackhurst and Kalon Thibodeaux."
I love the prison polo outfit!! And look how young and quite lovely Merman was. (Although the shoes are dreadful.)
The modern technology of Ebay and digital scanners...bringing us all a little closer to the golden era of Broadway musicals :)