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Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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This was Jerry Herman's 1966 follow-up to his history-making Hello, Dolly!, and just as the latter had generously borrowed Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker as its source, this one used Lawrence & Lee's Auntie Mame almost v...  more »

      
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All Artists: Mame
Title: Mame
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Style: Musicals
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074640300028, 074640300042

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This was Jerry Herman's 1966 follow-up to his history-making Hello, Dolly!, and just as the latter had generously borrowed Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker as its source, this one used Lawrence & Lee's Auntie Mame almost verbatim. Like Dolly, this produced hits--Louis Armstrong recorded the title song--and standards, including a Christmas tune, and was Herman's last Broadway sensation until La Cage Aux Folles more than a decade later. Other people would play Patrick Dennis's eccentric, ultra-liberal aunt, but this was Angela Lansbury's most famous role before she became a murder-solving sleuth; Bea Arthur's terrific turn as the Marlene Dietrich-based Vera Charles (recreated in the horrible Lucille Ball film version) was her most famous before becoming TV's Maude. A '60s classic that bombed during a mid-'80s revival attempt. --Bill Holdship

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They Don't Make 'em Like This Anymore.............
05/19/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"THE soundtrack that got me hooked on showtunes. If you haven't heard Bea Arthur belt out "Bosom Buddies," kid, you ain't LIVIN'! And "That's How Young I Feel" is a stone-cold anthem for anyone of any age. Try not to run around your house like a mad thing when the "Overture" comes on!"