"Oh sing it, Angie, do sing it"

Angela Lansbury was one of the last guests on the short-lived variety show The Julie Andrews Hour in 1973. Here she and Julie discuss songs from their Broadway experiences alongside Steve Lawrence. Julie sings “Say a Pray for Me Tonight,” cut from My Fair Lady prior to the New York opening (and subsequently heard in Gigi). Then the host turns the floor over to Angela, who talks about Dear World and her favorite song to sing from that score, “I Don’t Want to Know.” Then she sings it, all while relaxing in an easy chair with her legs crossed. There’s something so awesome about that. Nelson Riddle’s arrangement pales in comparison to Phil Lang’s original, but Angela is absolutely radiant. Enjoy.

Upcoming DVDs of Note

Here are some upcoming DVD releases coming this fall. The first two mark long-awaited remastered special editions of An American in Paris and Gigi, two Best Picture Oscar winning classics from legendary director Vincente Minnelli. Then there’s the DVD debut of another The Picture of Dorian Gray featuring Angela Lansbury in her second Oscar nominated role. Plus, you’ve got a new expanded issue of L.A. Confidential, one of the best films of the last fifteen years. And my blog wouldn’t be complete without including Keeping Up Appearances: The Full Bouquet, a special edition re-release of the entire series that starred the irrepressible Patricia Routledge. You can click on each one for more info.