Auntie Mame
First screened in April 2006
Director: Morton Da Costa. Cast: Rosalind Russell, Jan Handzlik, Roger Smith, Coral Browne, Fred Clark, Forrest Tucker, Peggy Cass, Connie Gilchrist, Yuki Shimoda, Patric Knowles, Joanna Barnes, Lee Patrick, Willard Waterman, Pippa Scott. Screenplay: Betty Comden and Adolph Green (based on the play by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee, itself based on the book by Patrick Dennis).

Twitter Capsule: Not a huge Russell fan.* Long valentine to her fabulousness is not for me. (*His Girl Friday) aside. I'm not an animal.)

VOR:   A landmark in the annals of camp, and a survival guide for more than a few gay boys. Remains a touchstone despite its tendency to treat the screen as a vaudeville stage, nothing else.

Photo © 1958 Warner Bros. Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. C

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Actress: Rosalind Russell
Best Supporting Actress: Peggy Cass
Best Cinematography (Color): Harry Stradling, Sr.
Best Art Direction (Color): Malcolm C. Bert
Best Film Editing: William Ziegler

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Rosalind Russell
Best Supporting Actress: Peggy Cass

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