Need a Little Christmas Now

Pop singer Jane Morgan is no Angela Lansbury (who is?) but she sang the hell out of lead role in the original production of Mame.  If anything, this December 15, 1968 performance of “We Need a Little Christmas” on The Ed Sullivan Show let’s us see how the number looked onstage (choreography: Onna White). Two-time Tony-winner Helen Gallagher is Gooch (she would played Vera in this production- talk about versatility). I’m getting into the Christmas spirit and starting to live these lyrics once again. I’m looking forward to the holiday season and I hope you are as well.


More Melina

It was Broadway in the 1960s, so a trip to see Ed Sullivan was obligatory! Here Melina sings “Piraeus My Love” (pretaped). Then she comes out to witness “Illya Darling” yet another one in a long line of big 60s title songs choregraphed by Onna White, with a tag of “Never on Sunday.”