Sunday, November 21, 2010

Movin on Up!

Julie Andrews is one of my heroes. She possesses an artistry that transcends whatever art form she graces with her presence.

When Lerner and Lowe musicalized George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion creating My Fair Lady Julie Andrews was the perfect Eliza Doolittle originating the role in the stage production.

When the film studio and producers opted for Audrey Hepburn for the movie version they brought an unstoppable spirit and elegance to the role...

All I want is a room somewhere,
Far away from the cold night air.
With one enormous chair,
Aow, wouldn't it be loverly?
Lots of choc'lates for me to eat,
Lots of coal makin' lots of 'eat.
Warm face, warm 'ands, warm feet,
Aow, wouldn't it be loverly?
Aow, so loverly sittin' abso-bloomin'-lutely still.
I would never budge 'till spring
Crept over me windowsill.
Someone's 'ead restin' on my knee,
Warm an' tender as 'e can be. 'ho takes good care of me,
Aow, wouldn't it be loverly?
Loverly, loverly, loverly, loverly

A new version of My Fair Lady is in the works with Kiera Knightly and Danial Day Lewis. Perfection is a tough act to follow.

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