I know many of you must be suffering as I am. No word on when the Gypsy cast album will be recorded and released, but the South Pacific cast recording was made yesterday and will be released on May The same day we also get the original Broadway cast recording of A Catered Affair.
Apparently many of the titles are now only available via Arkiv. For my money, give me an official remastered issue. There are still many older cast albums on LP that have been left on the shelves and in used music stores that should come to CD.
As has been the case, copyright laws in Britain expire after 50 years, sending recordings into the public domain. Look for some of these recordings to be released when that occurs. Anything I missed? Anything you want to see out there?
Melina Mercouri is probably the sexiest thing to happen to Greece since Helen. There I said it. And I Illya Darling - Melina Mercouri - Original Broadway Cast - Illya Darling (Vinyl found that after a few minutes, she was speaking English and I could understand it. It directly inspired Mission: Impossible and was even mentioned and homaged in the film adaptation of the classic TV series.
The scene where Tom Cruise hangs upside down; watch the original for the inspiration. Anyway, my fascination with Melina began with Topkapi. The film centered on an American academic Homer Thrace Dassin, who also directed who becomes obsessed with reforming an incredibly popular and vivacious prostitute in the coastal town of Piraeus, just outside of Athens. Illya is unique because not only is she adored by the men in town, she also commands their respect, and she in return, loves them all platonically and occasionally a little more.
She has no pimp, she sets her own prices and only chooses men she likes for consorting. There is a Pygmalion-esque subtext underlying throughout the film, Homer is trying to recreate the Grecian ideal through Illya, though unbeknownst to her, he is financing her education through the local crime boss, who would much prefer to see Illya retired and not influencing his prostitutes to take their independence as evidenced by an older prostitute played by Despo, who would also have a brief role in Topkapi.
She heartily devours the Greek tragedies, always at dramatic festivals to see them and always retelling them to the men in town who adore her. However, her interpretations of said classics make them, how shall we say? With all of them ending with a picnic by the sea shore. The title stems from the fact that on Sunday, Illya takes the day off and has a party in which she invites all of her friends, mostly men, over to apartment.
Nothing of that sort happens. The film was a critical and popular sensation. Her husky purr of a voice, combined with those devilishly enchanting eyes are enough to captivate even today. Never on Sunday became a musical in Again, it starred our Melina. Again Despo played the older prostitute friend. Again it was directed by Dassin. Again the music was from Hatzidakis. The show was called Illya, Darling ; an uninspired and rather poor choice, though one can appreciate the early film to stage adaptations trying to make themselves distinct from the original property, much like Carnival!
Many of the character numbers lack sound structure and some lack lyrical finesse. It has Melina. And God bless her, she really Illya Darling - Melina Mercouri - Original Broadway Cast - Illya Darling (Vinyl her all into it. But there she is to lead the troupe through what must have been an interesting evening for performances given that she was basically the sole attraction, who else would want to fill those shoes?
The LP of the LP is filled with love letters the critics wrote for her. Leggy and luscious as before, clasping a shy sailor to her very warm breast. Melina stripped down to a minibikini. The name field is required. Please enter your name. The E-mail message field is required. Please enter the message.
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Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this Album) Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Be Illya Darling - Melina Mercouri - Original Broadway Cast - Illya Darling (Vinyl first. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Drama Critic. Alvin Cohen. Joseph Corby. Forward Sailor. Lonnie Davis. Gerrit de Beer. Little Man. William Duell. Sandy Ellen. Marcelo Gamboa. Harold Gary. Louis Genevrino. Del Green.
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Read and write album reviews for Illya Darling - Melina Mercouri on AllMusic. According to Steven Suskin, the musical was "the season's biggest star-vehicle with the biggest advance sale: Melina Mercouri in the "Never on Sunday" musical, Illya Darling. Not so darling, as it turned out; the charm of the low-budget Greek-language film was overblown into a full-scale Broadway affair with a distinct lack of charm or skill."Book: Jules Dassin. Illya Darling (Original Broadway Production, ) which opened April 11, with a cast that included Titos Vandis, Orson Bean, Harold Gary, William Duell, Despo on Ovrtur, the database of musicals from New York, London and beyond. ILLYA DARLING BROADWAY CAST SOUNDTRACK LP SEALED MELINA MERCOURI. $ + $ shipping. Illya Darling - Original Broadway cast LP - SEALED - United Artists UAL MONO Illya Darling Soundtrack Vinyl Record LP - Original Broadway Cast Album - $ $ VINYL LP Illya Darling - Original Broadway Cast Album United Artists Seller Rating: % positive. Illya Darling opened on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theater on April 11, It was based on the wildly popular Greek film Never On Sunday, which made an International star of Melina Mercouri. The film was written and directed by American Jules Dassin, who also played the male lead. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Reel-To-Reel release of Illya Darling (Original Broadway Cast Album) on Discogs. Read and write album reviews for Illya Darling - Melina Mercouri on AllMusic. ILLYA DARLING BROADWAY CAST SOUNDTRACK LP SEALED MELINA MERCOURI. $ + $ shipping. Illya Darling - Original Broadway cast LP - SEALED - United Artists UAL MONO Illya Darling Soundtrack Vinyl Record LP - Original Broadway Cast Album - $ $ VINYL LP Illya Darling - Original Broadway Cast Album United Artists Seller Rating: % positive. Jul 20, · Melina Mercouri and cast from the Broadway production of Illya Darling performing on the Ed Sullivan Show on CBS-TV in Illya Darling is a musical with. Label: United Artists Records - UAS • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: Canada • Genre: Stage & Screen • Style: Musical Manos Hadjidakis, Melina Mercouri - Illya Darling (Original Broadway Cast Album) (, Vinyl) | Discogs.
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