hello, dolly!

the year: 1969

the genre: musical

the cast: Barbra Streisand (Dolly Levi); Walter Matthau (Horace Vandergelder); Michael Crawford (Cornelius Hackl)

the plot: Matchmaker Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire," Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City. In New York, she fixes Vandergelder's clerks up with the woman Vandergelder had been courting, and her shop assistant (Dolly has designs of her own on Mr. Vandergelder, you see).

don't miss: Just Leave Everything to Me - the lyrics are hilarious.
"If you want your ego bolstered, muscles toned, or chair upholstered: Just leave everything to me.
Charming social introductions, expert mandolin instructions: Just leave everything to me.
If you want your culture rounded, French improved, or torso pounded, With a ten year guarantee.
If you want a birth recorded, collies bred, or kittens ported: I'll proceed to plan the whole procedure, Just leave everything to me."

did you know: Walter Matthau detested Barbra Streisand so much that he refused to kiss her in the final shot where Horace kisses Dolly in front of the church. To get around this he leaned near her and the camera was positioned so that the angle makes it appear that he kisses her when, in reality, his face was several inches from hers.

listen for: "Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It's not worth a thing unless it's spread around, encouraging young things to grow."

1 comment:

Erika said...

This movie is another reason why I really have a hard time imagining Michael Crawford in the serious role of The Phantom of the Opera...

Great costumes in this!