Mitzi Gaynor: Razzle Dazzle! The Special Years (2008)

Genres - Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Film & Television History  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The undeniable glamour of Mitzi Gaynor comes home in this documentary produced to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of her first televised special (Mitzi) and the fiftieth anniversary of her Golden Globe nominated performance in the 1958 film South Pacific. Interviews with comedy legend Rob Reiner, Emmy winning costume designer Bob Mackie, famed author and critic Rex Reed, Tony Award winner Kristin Chenowith, director/choreographer Tony Charmoli, Gaynor herself, and more are inter-cut with footage of the longtime entertainer's most memorable performances from stage and screen. A conversation with Tony Award-nominee Kelli O'Hara highlights the ways in which Gaynor's unforgettable performance in South Pacific influenced her own take on the character of Nellie Forbush in the 2008 Tony Award-winning version of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein production.