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Mitzi Gaynor: Razzle Dazzle! The Special Years
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One of the colossal talents of our age --Rex Reed
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The first time I saw Mitzi was on the movie version of SOUTH PACIFIC and I liked her Nellie Forbush. Later I had the pleasure of seeing her dancing with Gene Kelly in LES GIRLS and with Donald O'Connor in ANYTHING GOES and THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS. Unfortunately, I never saw any of her television specials and to be completely honest (please keep in mind that I live in Portugal) I didn't even knew of their existence. So, imagine my surprise when I put this DVD running and suddenly realized that there was much more to Mitzi than I knew from the movies.
Last year I discovered at YouTube a video of her energetic and funny 1967 Oscar appearance with "Georgy Girl" and I loved seeing it. Now, with this DVD, I have plenty more to see and I tell you that's all worthy. Mitzi was (still is) an amazing performer, able to sing, dance and act; with a gorgeous smile that conquers our hearts and make us want to be her friend.
This DVD takes a look at all her television specials (the first was in 1963 and the last in 1978), with plenty of material to keep us happy and it also includes interviews with people who worked with her, like Bob Mackie (the costume designer who did all of her fabulous costumes), and with fans like Kristine Chenoweth. But the best is the interviews with Mitzi herself who, at the age of 77, still looks great, with a terrific sense of humor and an energy that make us jealous. Personally, I think I could listen to her for hours without getting bored.Read more ›
The documentary was okay, but the price is quite expensive compared to other documentaries of comparable quality and length. Rereading the DVD box, I do find the word "documentary" buried on the back cover, but it does not appear on the front of the product - not even in small print! I am left feeling somewhat misled and gypped, and will be very hesitant to purchase anything from City Lights Media in the future.
Her abilities to sing, dance, be funny, engage an audience, and her boundless energy were perfect for a long Vegas career. Then in 1967 she did an unlikely number, "Georgy Girl" on the 39th Academy Awards broadcast. It stopped the show. Someone realized they had to use this huge talent on TV and they gave her a special in 1968. When it was a hit, she got a second and then a third annual special. All in all, there were ten of these wonderful extravaganzas. Bob Mackie gave her perfect costumes to show off both her body and her movement and the numbers were all about showing off her strengths. For a decade people loved them.
The main part of this DVD is a series of cuts from those shows, commentary by Mitzi and her fellow stars, friends, and industry admirers. Well, a selection from that big universe. In the extras, you get Mitzi and Bob Mackie looking at the designs he made for her and talking about them, Mitzi talking about being on the Ed Sullivan show with the Beatles when she was a huge star and they were just becoming known and how wonderful they were.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have always enjoy Mitzi Gaynor from the 50's. Saw her perform in person twice... No one like her in today world.Published 4 months ago by Jim
This is so entertaining even though it's a documentary. Great costumes!Published 6 months ago by nancy
What a girl! I particularly liked the interviews with Mitzi and Bob Mackie. If you like Mitzi Gaynor at all, you'll love this disc.Published 13 months ago by VM370Guy
Mitzi Gaynor:Razzle Dazzle ! The Special Years is just that ! Special, as it covers her television specials of the 1960's and 1970's. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this for my 94 yr. old Hungarian father and he enjoyed this so much! Great! she was in South Pacific and Mitzi is wonderful to watch!Published on May 22, 2013 by Bec - CPA
Variety shows were the ticket in the 60's. Mitzi shows how it is done right. The costumes alone are worth the purchase.Published on May 3, 2013 by dgmathew