Welcome to a new Musical Theatre Monday! This month, we’re celebrating the 70th anniversary of Where’s Charley?, the charming Frank Loesser musical adaption of Charley’s Aunt that starred Ray Bolger and the late Allyn Ann McLerie. Originally covered back on this blog here in 2014, Where’s Charley? has a dandy score — click on that link to sample some of its gems.
For the anniversary, I’m happy to share — with subscribers who comment below to alert me of their interest — access to the heretofore unreleased 1952 film adaptation of Where’s Charley? in which Bolger and McLerie reprised their stage roles. (I’ll also send an mp3 rip of the soundtrack.) This material is offered, as always, for the non-commercial interests of critics and scholars of vintage entertainment. Now for a taste… Having shared Bolger’s famous filmed performance of “Once In Love With Amy” in our previous look at the show, here I’ll instead take an excerpt featuring the aforementioned duo’s delightful “Make A Miracle.”
Come back next month for another Musical Theatre Monday! And stay tuned tomorrow for more NewsRadio!