Posts Tagged ‘Carol Channing’

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Movie Review: Carol Channing Larger than Life

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

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Carol Channing Larger than Life: a valentine to a true star [MOVIE REVIEW]
By Neely Swanson|January 18, 2012

“Carol Channing Larger than Life” is the title of a documentary by Dori Berinstein and the perfect description of its subject because Carol Channing was born larger than life. Growing up in San Francisco, as a child she helped her mother distribute “The Christian Science Monitor” backstage at the Curran Theater. Overwhelmed by the “church-like” atmosphere in the theater, Carol knew instantly that she wanted to hold court on center stage. The girl with the wispy blonde hair, big eyes and too large mouth knew that she was destined to be a star and a star she became. Carol was Lorelei Lee and Lorelei was Carol Channing, just as much as Dolly was Carol Channing and Carol was Dolly Levi. As Bob Mackie points out in the film, “It doesn’t matter who the character is, it’s always Carol.” Read More

Bruce Vilanch, Carol Channing, Others To Participate In Gay Days At Disneyland

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Mister D: I was just informed that Mr. Vilanch will not be participating in Gay Days at Disneyland this year.

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Carol Channing, et al. to Participate in GAY DAYS at Disneyland, 9/30-10/2
by BWW News Desk
September 1, 2011

The 2011 Gay Days at Disneyland are set to take place Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2. For its 14th year, the event is expected to attract more than 30,000 LGBT park-hoppers from California and all over the country.

Newly added to the schedule is An Intimate Conversation With Carol Channing, in which the 90 year-old legend will talk about her life, career and new CD with Eddie Shapiro, co-author of Queens in the Kingdom: The Ultimate Gay and Lesbian Guide to the Disney Theme Parks. The chat will take place at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel on Sunday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. and will benefit the Dr. Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian Foundation for the Arts, whose mission it is to put the arts back into the public schools. Tickets are $20. Read More

Carol Channing: Larger Than Life

Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Modern Tonic
July 7, 2011

The best documentaries are the ones that tell stories so extraordinary that you wouldn’t believe them if they were fiction. And Carol Channing: Larger than Life captures the outrageously fascinating life of one of Broadway’s greatest legends. Channing took to the stage in grammar school, where she performed dead-on impersonations of all her teachers, and never really left again. From her stage triumphs in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “Hello, Dolly!” to her late-in-life reunion with her high-school sweetheart, Channing’s life in the theater makes for one of the year’s most bubbly cinematic delights. Featuring rarely-seen clips plus testimonials from Chita Rivera, Barbara Walters, Bruce Vilanch, and her chorus of “Dolly boy” dancers, Larger than Life lives up to its titles. Read More

Bruce Honors Carol Channing In Cinematic Tribute, “Larger Than Life”

Monday, April 25th, 2011
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Carol Channing: Larger Than Life
Reviewed By: Leslie (Hoban) Blake · Apr 25, 2011 · New York

Dori Berinstein’s loving cinematic tribute, Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, now premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, is a cornucopia of favorite moments from the nonagenarian’s 60-plus years in the spotlight, as well as a glimpse into her current personal life. In both cases, Berinstein shows just how smart, funny, and gracious the star is both on and offstage.

The film’s title has several meanings, from Channing’s height (at 5’9) to her gigantic smile, and outsized personality. She was literally too big for the screen, appearing in only a few films — including her Oscar-nominated role in Thoroughly Modern Millie — but she happily played to generations of theatergoers in such shows as Lend an Ear, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and her own signature magnum opus, Hello Dolly. Read More

Bruce Vilanch, Host Of Others, Celebrate Carol Channing’s 90th Tonight

Monday, February 21st, 2011
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Bruce Vilanch, Davis Gaines, Carole Cook, JoAnne Worley Celebrate Carol Channing‘s 90th Feb. 21
By Andrew Gans
February 21, 2011

A special edition of The Actors Fund’s Musical Monday series will be held Feb. 21 in the lobby of Los Angeles’ Pantages Theatre to celebrate the 90th birthday of Broadway legend Carol Channing.

Bruce Vilanch emcees the event, which also features the talents of Davis Gaines, Rose Marie, Mary Jo Catlett, Patricia Morison, Congreswoman Jackie Speier and former Hello, Dolly! stars Carole Cook and JoAnne Worley. Read More