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Re:AIN'T WE GOT FUN?
« Reply #90 on: May 12, 2004, 02:29:17 PM »

TWo recent discoveries that make me cry:

Falling & Chinese Food in Bed both on the Guy Haines album.

Thanks WEL - I am anxious for the TOMORROWLAND disk expecially!

George Chakiris can be seen in a small role in MEET ME IN LAS VEGAS and also dancing in (I think) THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE.  It is interesting that he is in the ensemble in WHITE CHRISTMAS and also in Rosemary Clooney's nightclub act in NYC in the same movie.

Beverly Wills was also VERY funny as one of the band members in SOME LIKE IT HOT.
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« Reply #91 on: May 12, 2004, 02:29:20 PM »

Abraham, Martin, and John always puts a lump in my throat.


Yes, Michael, I bet they do.
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Re:AIN'T WE GOT FUN?
« Reply #92 on: May 12, 2004, 02:32:01 PM »

Oh - and feel better, Jennifer. I always take loads of Vitamin C when I feel a cold coming on.

Lots of songs make me cry. Sometimes even happy ones. I'll think of a list after I've come back from getting lunch food.

Thanks, I don't have any vitamin C.  But I think I will try some echinacea.

Btw, when I said cry, I meant CRY (like tears pouring down your face cry).

I had one of those crys today and was wondering if I'm a freak. :)
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« Reply #93 on: May 12, 2004, 02:33:27 PM »

I also think LaToya will be the other one at the bottom tonight though I think it will be Jasmine who gets sent home.

As I have said on many, many occasions, LaToya has a glorious, silky voice, but she doesn't put a lot of oomph into her singing; it's just not exciting enough to want to make me dash out and buy one of her CDs. Since the prime reason for doing this show is to find an artist that can sell CDs, I don't think it's LaToya. But Ruben won last year with less than thrilling vocals, so what do I know?

I know I have never bought Ruben's singles or his CD.
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« Reply #94 on: May 12, 2004, 02:35:07 PM »

The other Walt Disney Treasures DVD that WEL didn't mention was BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIO which contained the complete THE RELUCTANT DRAGON feature.
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Re:AIN'T WE GOT FUN?
« Reply #95 on: May 12, 2004, 02:35:53 PM »

Page Four Dance!



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« Reply #96 on: May 12, 2004, 02:37:52 PM »

Quote from: Jennifer on Today at 04:52:17pm
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Question (for anyone):  Are there any songs that make you cry?
 

"Children and Art" from Sunday in the Park with George.

A resounding "me too" to Children and Art, the only Sondheim song that always makes me cry.

There are many others:

One of the Good Guys by Maltby & Shire
I Wont Mind by Jeff Blumenkrantz and 2 lyricists
Temporary by John Bucchino
New Words by Maury Yeston
The Lady Down the Hall by Anne Dinnerman
4 by Craig Carnelia:
Joe
The Mason
The Picture on the Wall
What You Call a Dream
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« Reply #97 on: May 12, 2004, 02:39:29 PM »

One of the treasures on the new Disney release about war will be the Academy Award-winning cartoon "Der Fuehrer's Face" -- its first home video release, to my knowledge.
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« Reply #98 on: May 12, 2004, 02:49:57 PM »

Those new Disney tins come out this Tuesday, and I understand they've manufactured more of them this go-round since the limited edition of MICKEY MOUSE sold out the last time.
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« Reply #99 on: May 12, 2004, 02:52:37 PM »

Those who are interested in AMERICAN IDOL tonight, be sure to note the odd time of its start: 8:56 p.m. It's an hour and four minutes in length tonight/

I guess Fox is taking notes from the NBC playbook about starting shows a little before or a little after the hour.
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« Reply #100 on: May 12, 2004, 02:54:19 PM »

I'm feeling a bit...lethargic today.  Perhaps it's because I had a bit too much wine last night, but hey, it was my party and I'll wine if I want to.  Or something like that.  

Maybe the wine has become whine.  

Oh, my achin' noggin!  OK, it's not quite that bad...

Which reminds me...and here's a somewhat rickety segue into the Ask BK question...The Stephen Sondheim Album was in the CD changer at the birthday get-together nite before last, and there were two really big hits, namely "Losing My Mind" by the divine Dame Edna and "Broadway Baby" by Lea Delaria.  

What are the stories behind those two tracks?  And don't be afraid to dish, Possum!
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« Reply #101 on: May 12, 2004, 03:21:22 PM »


Which reminds me...and here's a somewhat rickety segue into the Ask BK question...The Stephen Sondheim Album was in the CD changer at the birthday get-together nite before last, and there were two really big hits, namely "Losing My Mind" by the divine Dame Edna and "Broadway Baby" by Lea Delaria.  

What are the stories behind those two tracks?  And don't be afraid to dish, Possum!

The Broadway Baby track: I wanted to do it slow and bluesy and sexy, and did the arrangement that way (if memory serves, Brad Ellis did that track for me) - I then called Lea, because I knew she could hit a home run with it, which she did in spades.

After I saw Dame Edna's show in NY I was determined to work with her.  I was then planning the Sondheim album and I can't really remember how we got in touch with the Dame - maybe through the musical director - I think that was it.  I didn't know which song yet - and then I thought of Losing My Mind, as as soon as we told DE that she came on board instantly.  I asked her to come up with some dialogue for the middle instrumental section - we did four takes and each was different and funny, but I used the one where everyone in the booth fell on the floor.  On the first take she did one reading using that "Lewwwwwsing my mind" thing - and I asked her to do it each time when she sang that line - so funny.  

That track got so much flack from uppity uptight Sondheads who thought we were desecrating Mr. Sondheim's work.  My point was that a) there have been many recordings of the song by many people and b) it was a valid interpretation.  Sondheim loves DE and he loved the track and he called those people (especially at The Sondheim Review) humorless *****s.
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« Reply #102 on: May 12, 2004, 03:23:49 PM »

Thanks to DRs for the comments re the Oz bird life. Unfortunately it does cost way more than tuppence a bag to feed them. We also have yellow tailed black cockatoos visit frequently. They are bigger than the white cockies and they feed on the seed pods on the trees and bushes. Photographs don't really seem to work out well as the birds are so dark.
We also have quite a number of small honeyeaters that are residents of the garden. I shall try and post photos of them too at some later stage.
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« Reply #103 on: May 12, 2004, 03:30:34 PM »

Btw, I totally get what some DRs have said about how exotic those birds look.  It is just so hard to grasp the fact that they are wild birds.  Since there is nothing that looks remotely like that here.
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« Reply #104 on: May 12, 2004, 03:33:07 PM »

Matt beat me to it with the last Disney Treasures previously released.

I just read that for the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland next year they are building three new major attractions... at Walt Disney World in Florida!  Disneyland will have half of Tomorrowland closed for the celebration (including Space Mountain) because Eisner feels people will come anyway, so why spend the money.
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Re:AIN'T WE GOT FUN?
« Reply #105 on: May 12, 2004, 03:34:00 PM »

The song that makes me cry: Jonathan Wesley Oliver, Jr. sung by Lee Lessack.
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« Reply #106 on: May 12, 2004, 03:34:23 PM »

Thanks Jennifer.  I don't get to handfeed all of them. The King Parrots are less shy. Sometimes the Crimson Rosellas will be brave enough. I hate the idea of any bird being caged and there is so much joy to be had in knowing that they trust you. Our dogs don't bother them. (Our dogs don't even bother the rabbits!).
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« Reply #107 on: May 12, 2004, 03:35:26 PM »

Michael Bennett is also in the film version of Sweet Charity. Ben Vereen appears in 2 musical numbers and not sure about Lee Roy Reams.
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« Reply #108 on: May 12, 2004, 03:39:26 PM »

Jose ---
The four new Disney Legends out next week are
   Mickey Mouse in Black & White #2
   Donald Duck in Color #1
   Tomorrowland (space episodes from Disney's early tv series)
   Disney Goes to War (Shorts, cartoons and the rarely shown feature "Victory Through Air Power)

I don't remember which of the others were from the 4 released in 2001 or the 3 released in 2002, but the previous seven titles were
   Mickey Mouse in Black in White 1
   Mickey Mouse in Color 1
   Silly Symphonies
   Disneyland (early years of the theme parks)
   Davy Crockett - every episode
   Goofy
   and I can't think of the 7th but will let you know later

Re: The above. -- the Goofy title is "The Complete Goofy" and the 7th title, as MattH has pointed out, was "Behind the Scenes at the Walt Disney Studios."

Just a correction or two about the new releases:

"Mickey Mouse in Living Color Part 2" (vice "MM in B/W")

Only 175,000 sets issued

21 short subject cartoons starring Mickey Mouse

Introduction by Film Historian Leonard Maltin

Disc One:

1939: Society Dog Show, The Pointer

1940: Tugboat Mickey,

Pluto's Dream House,

Mr. Mouse Takes a Trip

1941: The Little Whirlwind, The Nifty Nineties, Orphans Benefit

1942: Mickey's Birthday Party, Symphony Hour

1947: Mickey's Delayed Date

1948: Mickey Down Under, Mickey and the Seal

1951: Plutopia, R'Coon Dawg

1952: Pluto's Party, Pluto's Christmas Tree

1953: The Simple Things,

Bonus Features:

"The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

Deleted Animation From "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

"Mickey and the Beanstalk"

Disc Two:

Mickey Mouse Shorts: Mickey's Christmas Carol, The Prince and the Pauper, Runaway Brain

Bonus Features:

"Mickey's Cartoon Comeback"

"The Voice Behind the Mouse"

Mickey Mouse Club Titles in Color

"Mickey Meets the Maestro"

Mouse Mania

Mickey Cartoon Physics from "Plausible Impossible"

Mickey on the Camera Stand from "Tricks of Our Trade"

"The Making of Mickey's Christmas Carol"

Publicity and Memorabilia Gallery

Story and Background Art Gallery

Number of discs: 2



"On the Front Lines" (the WWII stuff)

Only 250,000 sets issued

32 short subjects made for the war effort

Introduction by Film Historian Leonard Maltin

Disc One: Shorts

Donald Gets Drafted, The Army Mascot, Private Pluto, Fall Out; Fall In, The Old Army Game, Home Defense, How to be a Sailor, Commando Duck, The Vanishing Private, Sky Trooper, Victory Vehicles, Der Fuehrer's Face, Education for Death, Reason and Emotion, Thrifty Pig, Seven Wise Dwarfs, Donald's Decision, All Together, The New Spirit, The Spirit of '43, Food Will Win the War, Out of the Frying Pan and into the Firing Line, The Grain that Built a Hemisphere, Defense Against Invasion, Cleanliness Brings Health, What is Disease?, Planning for Good Eating, Chicken Little and the Winged Scourge.

Disc Two:

Shorts:

Four Methods of Flush Riveting, Stop that Tank, Training Film Montage

Full-Length Feature: "Victory Through Air Power"

Bonus Materials:

"Victory Through Air Power" Trailer

On the Set of "Victory through Air Power"

Production Art Galleries

"Victory Through Air Power" Art Galleries

"A Conversation with Roy Disney"

"A Conversation with Joe Grant"

"A Conversation with John Hench"

Number of discs: 2


"The Chronological Donald Duck (1934-1941)"

Only 165,000 sets issued

Features 36 of Donald's starring shorts

Introduction by Film Historian Leonard Maltin

Disc One:

1934: The Wise Little Hen (Excerpt)

1936: Donald and Pluto

1937: Don Donald, Modern Inventions, Donald's Ostrich

1938: Self Control, Donald's Better Self, Donald's Nephews, Polar Trappers, Good Scouts, The Fox Hunt, Donald's Golf Game

1939: Donald's Lucky Day, Hockey Champ, Donald's Cousin Gus, Beach Picnic, Sea Scouts, Donald's Penguin, The Autograph Hound, Officer Duck

Bonus Features:

Publicity and Memorabilia Gallery

Story and Background Art Gallery

Disc Two:

1940: The Riveter, Donald's Dog Laundry, Billposters, Mr. Duck Steps Out, Put-Put Troubles, Donald's Vacation, Window Cleaners, Fire Chief

1941: Timber, Golden Eggs, A Good Time for a Dime, Early to Bed, Truant Officer Donald, Old MacDonald Duck, Donald's Camera, Chef Donald

Easter Eggs

Number of discs: 2


I think it's interesting to note the differences in numbers of copies of each of these three sets.


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« Reply #109 on: May 12, 2004, 03:41:53 PM »

I think Carol Haney can also be added to the list  working at MGM
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« Reply #110 on: May 12, 2004, 04:10:30 PM »

Hi folks!

Just poping in.  Took the dogs for a walk and am just sitting down for a moment before I go do my other last minute stuff.   :)

I had a wonderful day at work.  At least I think I had a wonderful day at work.  You see, they had a pizza party in honor of my going on my trip.  In other words, a party because I'm leaving.  I'm not quite sure how to take that.  

I asked if we were going to have a party when I come back and was told, "NO!".   Hummmm.  

I know, I know, it was was a joke.   :)  

I had my mid term review today.  Gulp!  I'm always nervous when stuff like that comes up but I had not to worry.  My boss had nothing but good things to say.  I would share some of it but I don't want to sound like I'm bragging.  

Well, I've rested enough.  I have a few things to do.  

Take care and I'll try to check back later before I go.

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« Reply #111 on: May 12, 2004, 04:15:35 PM »

Michael Bennett is also in the film version of Sweet Charity. Ben Vereen appears in 2 musical numbers and not sure about Lee Roy Reams.

I believe Leroy's in "The Rich Man's Frug."
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« Reply #112 on: May 12, 2004, 04:18:07 PM »

Just poping in.  

I'm trying to picture this...

Doesn't "poping" give you an awful crick in your neck????

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« Reply #113 on: May 12, 2004, 04:22:03 PM »

The 4th wave of these wonderful Disney discs will include:

True-Life Adventures
Mickey Mouse in Black and White, Volume 2

a Pluto collection
and a Mickey Mouse Club collection

I was a complete idiot, and didn't buy the first volume of Mickey Mouse color 'toons.  I eventually got it, but at an extortionate price on eBay.  Needless to say, I've already pre-ordered all four of the latest two-disc sets, and will do the same with wave four.  

Of all of these, I'm most looking forward to the second black-and-white Mickey Mouse anthology.  Mickey had a much more anarchic personality in his early years, which was more to my liking.  

The Silly Symphonies set is quite wonderful, too.
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« Reply #114 on: May 12, 2004, 04:26:05 PM »

DR Danise:   HAVE FUN!!!!!
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« Reply #115 on: May 12, 2004, 04:43:00 PM »

Yes.  Any song sung by one of the contestants on American Idol.
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« Reply #116 on: May 12, 2004, 04:50:27 PM »

I just read that for the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland next year they are building three new major attractions... at Walt Disney World in Florida!  Disneyland will have half of Tomorrowland closed for the celebration (including Space Mountain) because Eisner feels people will come anyway, so why spend the money.
Dear WEL, where are you getting these quotes about how Eisner feels about things or makes decisions?  
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« Reply #117 on: May 12, 2004, 05:16:29 PM »

Have a GREAT trip, Danise!
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« Reply #118 on: May 12, 2004, 05:21:44 PM »

Sondheim's "No One is Alone" always makes my cry. The line "People sometimes leave you halfway through the wood" gets me each and every time I hear that song.
(I just put on the CD to see if anything has changed. The answer is NO.)
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« Reply #119 on: May 12, 2004, 05:26:31 PM »

BK,  the June show was the one to pick.  Though the guest list is just started, you'll be on the bill with Western icons Clint Walker, Ty Hardin, Will Hutchins...Cheyenne, Bronco, and Sugarfoot.
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