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Various clips from the original roadway production of Mame.

Apr 9

I was wondering if you happen to know what happened to the original Carol Channing red "Hello Dolly" dress is currently. I was told that it was in the costume department of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena (now L.A.). Is this still true?

Anonymous

Well technically, to my knowledge, there are two dresses. The original belongs to Carol and resides in her closet. The second was made for one of the later productions starring her and at one point it was in the Smithsonian. But that was a while back. It could very well be in Pasadena now. 

EDIT: I just checked with the Smithsonian. They have it, but it is not for viewing at the moment. 

Yvonne De Carlo sings “Before the Parade Passes By” from Hello, Dolly!

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The Queen Mother Visits Mary Martin backstage, after a command performance of the London production of Hello Dolly!

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The Queen Mother Visits Mary Martin backstage, after a command performance of the London production of Hello Dolly!

Mar 8

George Hearn sings “A Little More Mascara” from La Cage Aux Folles

Mar 5

Gary Beach sings “A Little More Mascara” in the 2004 revival of La Cage Aux Folles

Mar 3

Douglas Hodge sings “A Little More Mascara” from La Cage Aux Folles

Andrea McArdle sings “Time Heals Everything” from Mack and Mabel

Paige O’Hara sings “Time Heals Everything” from Mack and Mabel

And I Was Beautiful (Bonus Track)
Jerry Herman

Jerry Herman plays “And I Was Beautiful” from Dear World on the piano