Tag Archives: Shirley MacLaine

The Bliss of Mrs Blossom

The Bliss of Mrs Blossom (1968) If you don’t love Shirley MacClaine then you haven’t seen The Bliss of Mrs Blossom, a surreal skewering of marriage and conventionality. Mrs Blossom adores her stodgy workaholic husband, but also keeps a younger man hidden in the attic […]

My Geisha

My Geisha (1962) The greatest stories are based on deceit, and the deepest romances are forged from secret identities (not to mention the lies we tell ourselves). Think of Shakespeare, his plays within plays that illustrate the larger drama and enrich the plot with shades […]

What a Way to Go!

What a Way to Go! (1964) director J. Lee Thompson costumes Edith Head (Oscar nominated) choreography Gene Kelly starring Shirley MacClaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin, Gene Kelly, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Cummings summery Shirley MacClaine is cursed! No matter how she tries for […]

Sweet Charity

Sweet Charity (1969) director Bob Fosse costumes Edith Head music Cy Coleman starring Shirley MacClaine, Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly, Ricardo Montalban, Sammy Davis Jr., Bud Cort (cameo) Shirley MacClaine plays yet another near prostitute/dancehall hostess, stealing the role Gwen Verdon created for Neil Simon’s Broadway […]