Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Event News: Burlesque on Film and in the Flesh

If I could be in two places at once, I'd be going to this! I was just sent this announcement (lots more details and other films to be shown on the site):

At the
EGYPTIAN THEATRE
6712 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Details
Friday, February 15 -- 7:30 PM LIVE BURLESQUE + SCREENING
LIVE BURLESQUE SHOW (Approx. 45 min.)
The Bonnie Delight Burlesque Revue kicks off the evening with sexy old-fashioned fun starring emcee/funnyman Shecky Greenblatt (Scott Whitesell), sultry dancer Miss Lola Lee, crooner Charlie Singer (Hal Cartrett), a cavalcade of other performers, and the star of our show -- the delightful Bonnie, Miss Bonnie Delight!
Next on the same bill

GYPSY
(1962, Warner Bros., 149 min.). Directed by Mervyn Le Roy.
Natalie Wood lights up the screen as stripper Gypsy Rose Lee in this splendid Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim/Arthur Laurents musical. The show-stopping Rosalind Russell stars as Wood's domineering stage mother, with Karl Malden as Russell's long-suffering boyfriend. "Entertaining screen version of bittersweet Broadway musical about the ultimate stage mother Mama Rose and her daughters Baby June and Gypsy Rose Lee." - Leonard Maltin


The movie Gypsy came out the year I was born, and, as it has for so many other performers, inspired some of my passion for burlesque! I'd LOVE to see it on a big screen.

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