Robert Fryer


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Myra Breckinridge (1970) - Get Your Resumès Out First appearance by Mae West, brought out of retirement by a big payday and a contract that let her write her own dialogue and approve her wardrobe, as already-discussed Hollywood agent Leticia Van Allen, with Tom Selleck among her recruits, and clips with Richard Widmark in Kiss Of Death (1947) and Laurel & Hardy in Great Guns, 1941, from Myra Breckinridge, 1970, starring Raquel Welch, from the Gore Vidal novel.
Myra Breckinridge (1970) - You Gotta S-M-I-L-E To Be H-A-P-P-Y Following the opening in which Rex Reed, as critic “Myron” Breckinridge got a sex-change operation, Shirley Temple’s song (from Stowaway, 1937, by Harry Revel and Mack Gordon) accompanies the introduction of Raquel Welch as the title character (we’re supposed to understand that Rex Reed now exists only as her alter-ego), with a creditable dance routine on Hollywood then Sunset Blvd., in Myra Breckinridge, 1970, from the Gore Vidal novel.
Myra Breckinridge (1970) - The Notorious Buck Loner Raquel Welch as the newly trans-gendered title character narrates, roughly from the Gore Vidal novel, Michael Sarne directing, entering the bogus acting school owned by her uncle-in-law, the ex-cowboy actor Buck Loner (John Huston), the acting-instructor is not credited, beginning her outrageous ploy, in Myra Breckinridge, 1970.
Travels With My Aunt (1972) - Perhaps You Find Religion Toting the ashes of the woman he believed to be his mother, Henry (Alec McCowen) is hustled away by his previously-thought-dead "Aunt" Augusta (Maggie Smith) to her London flat where he meets her live-in "Wordsworth," (Louis Gossett Jr.), early in George Cukor's Travels With My Aunt, 1972.
Travels With My Aunt (1972) - That Sort Of Scandal Tending dahlias in suburban London, bank manager Henry (Alec McCowen) takes a call from aunt Augusta (Maggie Smith) warning that police may be seeking her boyfriend's contraband mingled with the ashes of his newly-deceased mother, in Travels With My Aunt, 1972, from the Graham Greene novel.
Mame (1974) - Title Song After wowing the crowd with her unorthodox fox hunting, Lucille Ball (title character) is welcomed into Southern society by Robert Preston, as her new husband Beauregard, with a refined delivery of Jerry Herman’s title song, shooting on location in Georgia, Gene Saks directing, in Mame, 1974.
Mame (1974) - Open A New Window Early in their acquaintance, Lucille Ball the title character and Kirby Furlong as Patrick Dennis, her nephew and new ward, in a portion of director Gene Saks’ elaborate staging of one of composer Jerry Herman’s better known numbers from the hit Broadway musical, Mame, 1974.
Travels With My Aunt (1972) - Who Are We Cremating? Opening scene, introduction of Maggie Smith as "Aunt Augusta," in some panic, her not quite introduced nephew Henry (Alec McCowen) in the front pew, in George Cukor's film from the Graham Greene novel, Travels With My Aunt, 1972.