Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cinema Tuesdays {Thoroughly Modern Millie}

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I've loved this movie since I first saw it when I was six. It's truly delightful! Thoroughly Modern Millie is a 1967 light hearted spoof of the Twenties, complete with slang, speakeasies, flappers and title cards. I love the title cards! Julie Andrews plays Millie, a Modern who's determined to be an equal of men and marry her boss, regardless of love. Mary Tyler Moore plays Miss Dorothy, a rich orphan who's determined to keep her curls and write cheques for cab fare. James Fox (who's brother Edward stars in The Day of the Jackal. Watch it, you'll never look at a melon the same way) plays the adorable and carefree Jimmy Smith, who is more concerned with climbing buildings and getting Millie in his "employer's" red roadster than with actually working. And Carol Channing plays Muzzy, I wanted to be her when I grew up, but alas, I have yet to find a multimillionaire. And in her last movie, Beatrice Lillie plays the unforgettable Mrs. Meers.
Millie is a girl from a small town, trying to make it in the big city as a "stenog" and decide whether she should keep pursuing her swell boss Trevor Graydon who calls her John or if she should be poor but loved with her beau Jimmy Smith. Helping her on her adventure is her new best friend Miss Dorothy, who never carries any change with her. And along the way the girls get mixed up in a white slavery ring. But there's a happy ending for all.
This isn't really a cross-dressing comedy, but James Fox does wear a dress near the end and Carol Channing is a gay icon.
Okay, I just wanted to screen cap the fantastic costumes.

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Full Fronts
(borrowed from Andi since I have no idea how to stick images together)

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"Sad to be all alone in the world"

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Best elevator ever!

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I love the top half of this dress, it's too bad we never get to see it in full

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Can you say Safety Last! reference boys and girls?
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1 comment:

Millie Motts said...

One of my favorites, too! Might have to pull it out to watch over the holiday break. Thanks for the reminder, by jingo!