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Carol Channing & Pearl Bailey on Broadway
Carol Channing Pearl Bailey on Broadway
Actors: Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2000     0hr 54min

A once in a lifetime live concert, unseen for over 30 years! Carol Channing starred in the original Broadway cast of "Hello Dolly!" opening at the St. James Theatre on January 16, 1964. A few years later, Pearl Bailey play...  more »

     
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Actors: Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Musicals
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/28/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1969
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1969
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 0hr 54min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Two "Greats"
Matt Howe | Washington, DC | 03/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This television special works very well. The diversity of its two stars creates a special chemistry. Carol Channing has a rehearsed, Broadway Star appeal, while Pearl Bailey seems very relaxed, as if she's making it up on the spot.The show is low-concept, which works wonderfully: Put these two entertainers on a Broadway stage in front of an adoring audience ... Have them sing a couple duets ... Let each one have a solo spot ... then bring them back together at the end for a duet of "Hello Dolly".When I watched this DVD, I was most amazed that I'd never see Pearl Bailey perform before - although I knew her "name" and reputation as an entertainer. And, although Carol Channing is imitated ad nauseum for her funny voice and deer-in-the-headlight-eyes, she is actually a very entertaining performer. I laughed hysterically at her characterization of a silent screen star with a whistling "S". And her version of "If I Were A Rich Man" is very good.There is also an under-rehearsed, making-it-up-as-we-go-along quality to the special. Pearl Bailey seems like she likes to work without a net and even tries to through Carol Channing with her unscripted asides. All of this lends an authentic show business feeling to the show - as if Carol and Pearl said "Let's put on a show!"CAROL CHANNING AND PEARL BAILEY ON BROADWAY is an old-fashioned, entertaining television show, guaranteed to entertain. They don't make entertainers like that any more!"
Hello, Dollies!
Adam A. Fine | Las Vegas | 12/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a gem! Here's a chance to see what made these two great ladies Broadway queens in the Golden Era of musical theater. Pearl Bailey plays second fiddle here, but her solo sequence is marvelous--earthy and torchy, and as risque as television would allow for the time. But the joy here is Channing, panning Marlene Dietrich and Zero Mostel, and showing why she was, and is, one of the theater's most cherished performers. Best of all is the true live performance these two great ladies deliver--again demonstrating not only why they were such big stars, but also showing us what television had the potential to be. Musical comedy fans, especially you young ones who think theater didn't exist before Les Miserables, must grab this recording for a glimpse into an era regrettably long gone. Sheer heaven."
Dolly 1 and 2 at their best
Rvj Volkers | Amsterdam Netherlands | 10/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"a unique document on two leading ladies in entertainment, Miss bailey as jazzy as always, and Miss Channing a great comedienne, espaecially in the impersenations of marlene Dietrich, Carmen Miranda and a hilarious Cecilia Cisson.
loevely duets from various shows and of course their own interpretation of Hello Dolly.
Almost forty years old, but it did not loose its strength
a must have for every "entertainment " person!!
two thumbs up"
Wonderful!
Rvj Volkers | 07/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been waiting for this for such along time! Pearl Bailey and Carol Channing may not be singing together in their duets, but to have this on DVD is such a treasure! These two women give an all out performance which showcases why we love them so much, their PERSONALITY! It's only a shame that not much of these women are talked about lately. We can only hope that Porgy and Bess will be released on DVD and that Thoroughly Modern Millie will have a long run when it opens in London! Having said that, this performance is filled with glitz and glamour of a time long ago. These are truly funny ladys!"