Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Girl of the Day - Mitzi Gaynor
It's Mitzi Gaynor's birthday today... she turns 82. I remember her best from South Pacific, but she was a wildly talented singer/dancer in many many shows and, in particular, on TV in the 1960s. For instance, maybe everyone knew this but I didn't until today... she was the act that went on between the Beatles two numbers on the Ed Sullivan show when the Beatles first appeared.
Wow! That's a lot better than dancing bears or plate-spinning.
And, of course, consider this your obligatory Miley Cyrus-Decline and Fall of Civilization post. Talent and class and sexiness and beauty and adulthood are out. Idiocy, vulgarity, childishness and grossness are in. Get with the program!