Mame on DVD

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Thanks to Andy from DameElizabethTaylor.com via the yahoo group for letting us know today that, finally, Mame is going to be released on DVD, June 19, 2007 for $19.95! Read excerpts below ::

From the DVD Times:

Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of the Lucille Ball Collection for 19th June 2007. Those who `love Lucy’ may be surprised to learn that Ms. Ball had nearly 20 years of big-screen credits prior to launching the TV show that made her a household name, and WHV will debut on DVD five of the films she made from 1940 through 1974: Critic’s Choice, Dance Girl Dance, Du Barry Was a Lady, The Big Street and Mame. In addition, Best Foot Forward will be available separately for the first time nationally. All the films will include special features such as Oscar® nominated vintage short subjects, featurettes and classic cartoons. Packaged as a collectible gift set, the five-disc Lucille Ball Collection will sell for $49.92 SRP, with individual titles and Best Foot Forward available for $19.97 SRP.

Mame (1974)
This lavish 1974 screen version of the beloved Broadway musical stars Lucille Ball as a high-living grande dame who’s outlandishly eccentric and, when suddenly faced with raising an orphaned nephew, fiercely loving. Veterans of the New York stage original join her:
Beatrice Arthur as best friend Vera, Jane Connell as prim governess Agnes Gooch, choreographer Onna White and director Gene Saks. As Mame’s husband Beauregard, Robert Preston (The Music Man) sings Loving You, written specially for the film. Jerry Herman’s songs, from It’s Today to We Need a Little Christmas and If He Walked into My Life, rank among the best show tunes ever.

Special Features:
Vintage featurette Lucky Mame
Theatrical trailer
Subtitles: English (feature film only)

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3 Responses to “Mame on DVD”

  1. Alex

    Thanks Andy for letting us know about Mame on DVD; congrats for your beautiful website!

    Alex in Italy

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  2. Fred

    Although Lucy has been widely criticized for her work in the film, we can look at it with fresh eyes with the new DVD coming this summer. If one can overlook the fact the Lucy simply has no business singing the songs, as the joke on “I Love Lucy” always was that she couldn’t carry a tune to save her life, I think this is something to cheer about. To see Bea reprising her Broadway role will be worth it alone.

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  3. Andy

    Can’t wait for this!! Thanks Alex for your nice compliment! And thanks to Kevin for the shout out!! Both are much appreciated!!

    Andy

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