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  My Fair Lady - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The bet depends on Eliza's passing as a lady at the 'embassy ball', which she does successfully despite the presence of a Hungarian phonetics expert, who is completely taken in.In the party,she even had a chance to dance with the Crown Prince himself.
My Fair Mandy, an episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, is a parody of My Fair Lady.
My So-Called Wife, an episode of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, is a parody of My Fair Lady.
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 :: rogerebert.com :: Great Movies :: My Fair Lady (xhtml)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
"My Fair Lady" is the best and most unlikely of musicals, during which I cannot decide if I am happier when the characters are talking or when they are singing.
So notorious became this dubbing, so egregious was it made to appear, that although "My Fair Lady" was nominated for 12 Oscars and won eight (including best picture, actor, director and cinematography), Hepburn was not even nominated for best actress; Julie Andrews was, the same year, for "Mary Poppins," and she won.
"My Fair Lady," with its dialogue drawn from Shaw, was trickier and more challenging than most other stage musicals; the dialogue not only incorporated Shavian theory, wit and ideology, but required Eliza to master a transition from Cockney to the Queen's English.
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 My Fair Lady: Special Edition (1964)
For example, the scene in which Eliza "debuts" at the horse races is terrific; although she has the mannerisms of a proper lady, she retains her streetwise notions in the topics she discusses and the way she forms her sentences.
My Fair Lady appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.35:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; the widescreen image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
Although she hits a fair number of flat notes and clearly wasn't a strong enough vocalist to carry the film, her performances aren't bad; they're simply mediocre, which isn't good enough for a big-budget production like this.
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 My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on March 15, 1956 and enjoyed a run of 2,717 performances which lasted more than nine years.
My Fair Lady was created based on one of the great works of Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion.
My Fair Lady has revived in lots of countries in the world so many times and it has been one of the most memorable musicals ever created.
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 Albemarle - Archive
On 8 March 2001: The musical My Fair Lady is the subject a television documentry which is scheduled to be broadcast on Saturday 10 March 2001 (BBC2 7.05pm to 8.05pm).
Omnibus: My Fair Lady traces the evolution of the story from George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion to the Lerner and Loewe stage and film blockbuster.
My Fair Lady is an undoubted masterpiece which richly deserves, and repays, all the loving care the director Trevor Nunn and his company have lavished on it.
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 Still Fair   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
My Fair Lady premiered on Broadway two months before I was born.
My mother always claimed to have listened to the cast album nearly non-stop during the last weeks of her pregnancy and my first six months of life.
The songs of My Fair Lady are a canny amalgam of operetta, English music hall and pure Broadway savvy.
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 My Fair Lady   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
“MY FAIR LADY” originally opened at the Lyttelton Theatre in March 2001, before it transferred to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in July 2000 where it ran for two years.
"MY FAIR LADY" has book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe and is adapted from Bernard Shaw’s play "Pygmalion" and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture.
"MY FAIR LADY" is directed by Trevor Nunn and has choreography and musical staging by Matthew Bourne, with sets and costumes designed by Anthony Ward and lighting by David Hersey.
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 My Fair Lady (1964)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Marni Nixon's singing in both THE KING AND I and WEST SIDE STORY sounded purer to me than did her work in MY FAIR LADY; I thought this was fine, but somewhat thinner and less rich (the voice may well have thinned a little by then).
Still, she wouldn't have made the film unique: while it may or may not be a great film, it has managed to retain a one-of-a-kind quality, and is kept from being a mere facsimile.
It really is Audrey Hepburn who makes MY FAIR LADY continue to "do its work." And in it we may have well seen the most gloriously ripe moment of her incredible beauty.
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For those unfamiliar with MY FAIR LADY, the film is the big screen adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe stage musical, which is in itself a reworking of George Bernard Shaw's PYGMALION.
As a musical, MY FAIR LADY features a fabulous score with such well known songs as Wouldn't It Be Loverly, With A Little Bit Of Luck, I Could Have Danced All Night, On The Street Where You Live, Show Me, Get Me To The Church On Time and I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face.
MY FAIR LADY is framed close to the film's original 2.20:1 theatrical aspect ratio, with no discernable compromises to the edges of the frame.
www.thecinemalaser.com /dvd_reviews/my-fair-lady-dvd.htm   (814 words)

 My Fair Lady (1964) at Reel Classics
Despite the fact that MY FAIR LADY was met with immediate critical acclaim and eventually became one of the most commercially successful plays in the history of international musical theatre, when Warner Bros. paid a record $5.5 million for the screen rights, it was by no means certain that the film's success was predestined.
Warner Bros. paid Hepburn a flat salary of $1 million for her work on MY FAIR LADY, making her only the second actress in the history of Hollywood to receive a seven-figure sum for a single film.
After some hesitation on the part of the producers, Rex Harrison was asked to reprise his Tony award-winning stage performance for the film, and the success of both the stage and screen versions of MY FAIR LADY made irascible phonetics professor Henry Higgins the most famous role of Harrison's long career.
www.reelclassics.com /Musicals/Fairlady/fairlady.htm   (709 words)

 My Fair Lady (1964) - Review - Piddleville
And the music, my and large, is sublime with its unforgettable melodies and brilliant lyrics.
In My Fair Lady the gruff and rude Professor Higgins takes the Cockney, unsophisticated Eliza Doolittle and, for a bet, transforms her into a lady.
In the process, romance springs up but, given their relationship (the harsh vs. the gentle), it's the kind where neither can state what they are feeling for fear of seeming to give in to the other.
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 TechnoFILE Reviews My Fair Lady on DVD
My Fair Lady tells the tale of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle, who becomes the subject of a bet between pompous "phoeneticist" Professor 'Enry 'Iggins (Rex Harrison's Oscar-winning recreation of his stage role) and fellow linguist Colonel Pickering (Wilfred Hyde-White).
My Fair Lady won eight Academy Awards in 1964, including Best Picture and Best Director, and it probably deserved most of them - though I'd have picked Mary Poppins as Best Picture if I'd been asked.
My Fair Lady is lavish and lush in the best Hollywood tradition, with a terrific cast and great songs.
www.technofile.com /dvds/my_fair_lady.html   (521 words)

 My Fair Lady   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
To work on a project such as My Fair Lady is to have the greatest creative experience that anyone working in the theatre can enjoy.
Caesar and Cleopatra have been driven clean out of my head by a play I wish to write for them in which he shall be a West End gentleman and she a flower-girl with an apron and three red ostrich feathers in her hat.
"My Fair Lady was born at at time when there was a demand for music-theater to be presented in a certain way," he adds.
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 My Fair Lady (1964)
My Fair Lady (1964) was experienced director George Cukor's film musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's 1912 play Pygmalion that had played successfully on Broadway from March 15, 1956 to 1962.
In the decade of the 60s, My Fair Lady joined two other highly praised, big box-office films when it won the Academy Award for Best Picture (as did West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965)).
He wagers with the Colonel that within six months, he can teach Eliza Doolittle to speak articulately so that she will be transformed into a pure-speaking lady, so that no one will suspect her Cockney origins when she is passed off as a duchess at an Embassy Ball.
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 The Making of a Classic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cinematography is one of the nine Academy Award® categories in 1965 in which My Fair Lady™ was pitted against Mary Poppins and My Fair Lady™ was victorious.
My Fair Lady™ was filmed in SuperPanavision 70, a wide screen process that gives this film it's larger than life quality, and Technicolor, a three color process which lends to the film's opulence and richness.
At the time he made My Fair Lady™, he had 300 feature films under his belt, one of them being Leslie Howard's Pygmalion.
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 London Theatre Guide Review My Fair Lady 2001
My Fair Lady is a classic musical, based around George Bernard Shaw’s play ‘Pygmalion’, and remembered with nostalgia for its 1950’s stage production starring Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison.
Trevor Nunn the director of “My Fair Lady” has attempted the revival of other popular musicals within the last few years of his career, and not always to great success.
I suppose my only issue is really whether Riding has the innocence and youth to play Eliza genuinely opposite a younger Higgins, as she soon will — she seems perhaps 10 years too old for the part, and whilst Pryce’s seniority masks this, a younger Professor Higgins might draw unwanted attention to this fact.
www.londontheatre.co.uk /londontheatre/reviews/myfairlady01.htm   (1622 words)

 My Fair Lady: From Stage to Screen
Higgins, a prefessor of phonetics, explains the important of speech and the rapid decrease of its proper use in England society.
Based on the stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, MY FAIR LADY opened on Broadway in 1956 and opened in London on Wednesday 30th April 1958 in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, England and ran for 2717.
The end result was 2% of the singing being Hepburn.  MY FAIR LADY went on to win eight Academy Awards for Best Picture (1964), Best Actor (Rex Harrison), Best Picture (George Cukor), Cinematography, Art/Set Direction, Music (Score), Sound Music (Score), Costume Design.   Audrey Hepburn wasn't even nominated.
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 eBay - VHS: My Fair Lady (UPC: 086162009747)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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My Fair Lady is a genuine classic that needs to be rediscovered by a new generation.
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 With a little bit of luck -- and more than a bit of talent -- 'My Fair Lady' has fared rather well for 50 years
But "My Fair Lady" is so easy to love, so gracefully put together and so densely seasoned with Shaw's provocative wit that it's easy to overlook how significantly it changed the shape of musicals to come.
But "My Fair Lady" broke the rules to which even Rodgers and Hammerstein adhered, and that prevented them from solving the "Pygmalion" puzzle.
But the greatest achievement of "Lady" is its fidelity to Shaw's still popular "Pygmalion" (to be a featured attraction of Shakespeare Santa Cruz's 25th season).
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 Amazon.co.uk: My Fair Lady [1965]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Audrey Hepburn is the perfect Eliza Doolittle, the cockney flowergirl who aspires to the voice and manners of a perfect lady.
Rex Harrison (who created the role on Broadway) is totally convincing as the intellectual who sees a different project of fooling high society into accepting an "ungrateful, wicked girl" as one of their own.
Watching Eliza's progress as she is taught to be a lady is a continual pleasure, as is watching the relationship between Higgins and his mother.
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 BBC News | SHOWBIZ | Fair Lady breaks sales record
West End hit show My Fair Lady has broken even in fewer than four months - a rare feat for such a lavish musical.
The success of My Fair Lady comes at a time when tourism in London has taken a knock due to the foot-and-mouth crisis and the events of 11 September.
The National kept all the receipts from its run of My Fair Lady and will now receive 25% of takings from its West End run as well as receiving royalty payments.
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 eBay - DVD: My Fair Lady (UPC: 085392888528)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Jack Warner reportedly paid $5.5 million to the Shaw estate for the rights to the musical; additionally, the owners of the stage property were to receive 47.5% of all proceeds after the first $20 million.
The Broadway musical MY FAIR LADY was staged by Moss Hart, produced by Herman Levin, and starred Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison, and Stanley Holloway.
MY FAIR LADY was named Best Film by the New York Film Critics and one of the 10 Best Films of the Year by the National Board of Review.
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 My Fair Lady   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion.
Toby's production of My Fair Lady was directed and produced by Toby Orenstein.
"My Fair Lady" runs through June 9, 1996, at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia.
www.dcmdva-arts.org /archives/flady.htm   (423 words)

 Amazon.ca: My Fair Lady (Widescreen): DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The music from "My Fair Lady" makes it easily one of my favorite musicals with "I could have danced all night", "Wouldn't it be Loverly?", "The Street Where you Live", and Stanley Holloway's rousing showstoppers "With a Little Bit of Bloomin' Luck" and "Get me to the Church on Time".
A concise version of this documentary would be "The Fairest Fair Lady" which is already in the single disc version.
I would buy anything remotely related to my favourite musical, but if I were to search my heart for value added, I would say two extra stars is very very generous.
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 Filmography - My Fair Lady
"Miss Hepburn is most expressive in the beautiful scenes where she achieves the manners and speech of a lady, yet fails to achieve that one thing she needs for a sense of belonging - that is, the recognition of the man she loves.
Mary Martin and her agent were among the first to hear what was then My Fair Liza after which the agent told Lerner, "You boys have lost your talent." The boys kept working but, as late as the show's opening in New Haven, still hadn't settled on a title....
The nod finally went to My Fair Lady, a pun on the cockney pronunciation of "Mayfair lady." On March 15, 1956, with Julie Andrews as Eliza and Rex Harrison as Higgins, it opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre and stayed there for an astounding 2,717 performances, the longest run of any musical to that time.
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