Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy birthday Alan Jay Lerner

The lyricist responsible for some of the 20th century's greatest Broadway and film musicals also has a birthday today. Camelot, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, Gigi, An American in Paris, and Paint Your Wagon.

I have a strange fondness for Camelot, but expect that My Fair Lady is considered his greatest work (if I had thought this through, I would have checked with my mother who has some strong and thoughtful opinions on such things... I'll try to remember to ask and report back). Here are clips from those 2, including ancient stuff with the iconic Julie Andrews and Richard Burton!

And a clip featuring Julie Andrews (since she can actually sing, and that Audrey chick couldn't).

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