Friday, June 21, 2019



Franco Aragosta said...

Someday there'll be horseless carriage that fly ...
But who knows when tha Age of Miracles will come to be
So, meanwhile, darling, make miracle and marry me.

~ Frank Loesser, "Make a Miracle" from Where's Charley? (1948)

This musical version of the classic farce Charley's Aunt with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser was set c. 1900 on a college campus. I was only six when I was taken to see it, but have never forgotten how much fun it was to see Ray Bolger (The Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz) sing and dance his way through Once in Love with Amy and Make a Miracle. I tried to find the lyrics to MaM, because they are so in tune with Tesla's futuristic fantasies, but like so many good things from the past they seem to have disappeared into th;e harsh realities of the present.

YouTube has a LOT, but it still doesn't have EVERYTHING –– not by a long shot.

June 8, 2019 at 6:37 PM
Franco said:

EUREKA! Persistence pays off one again:

Here it is the original cast recording of MAKE a MIRACLE from Where's Charley?

YouTube, I love you!

Someday a small white pill will feed a family,
But meanwhile let's have steak and kidney pie,
And meanwhile, darling make a miracle and marry me.

June 9, 2019 at 6:00 AM
FJ said...

Stereopticons that move. . .

Franco remembers:

"Skirts way up to here
I can't believe it now . . ."


Joe Conservative said...

That was cute....