Call Me Madam

Across the Atlantic

George Carden and chorus in Act I, Lichtenburg Fair scene, London, 1952. Australian Performing Arts Collection, Arts Centre Melbourne Typically, Gutsy, iron-lunged Ethel Merman never missed a show, much to the frustration of her understudy, Elaine Stritch.…
Call Me Madam

Call Me Madam Down Under

Evie Hayes and Rene Paul with the ensemble in the Act 3 Finale—set in Sally’s Living-room in Washington. National Library of Australia, Canberra. Judiciously J.C. Williamson’s delayed the Australian stage production of Call Me Madam until after the film had…

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Les Thorp Home Movies

Once again we are indebted to Les Thorp, whose unique colour home cine-films allow us a privileged glimpse into a vanished era of post-war glamour and the hey-day of J.C. Williamson’s in (pre-television) 1954. The film footage commences with night-time shots…

Discography & Filmography Discography Ethel Merman—Songs from Call Me Madam (1950 studio cast album) US Catalogue no: Decca DL-5304 Notes 10” Lp Seven of the tracks in this album were used for the expanded 12” Lp edition. The eighth track, an instrumental medley of…