Sunday, June 01, 2008

Chalk and Cheese at the Roxie

As far as X-rated musicals with Milton Berle, George Jessel, Stubby Kaye and Joan (Mrs. Anthony Newley at the time) Collins go, Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? is one of the better ones. Here, after a Busby Berkleyesque zodiac number, Joan (playing Polyester Poontang) proves that it was a crime that she didn't go on to do more musicals as she sings to a naked Newley. It screens at the Roxie Wednesday at 9:15 p.m.

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6 Comments:

At 2:23 PM, Anonymous The Angry Young Man said...

I wanted to see that film, but I still haven't recovered from seeing "Candy" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062776/), which I imagine is quite similarly excruciating. Mid-20th century, "far out", misogynist sex "comedies", are the height of bourgeois decadence. Anyone who wants to understand the impact the woman's movement had on the psyche of contemporary males should view these films and behold the horror.

 
At 2:31 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Angry - As a devout defender of bourgeois decadence, I find myself drawn to the film. I've never seen "Candy" and always envied my older sister who got to go see it as a high school sophomore.

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger mouse (aka kimy) said...

devious digits of destiny indeed....not to mention a few other bodily parts.

oh my now it's time to hit the sack, I do wonder what type of dreams this will spur....

 
At 8:50 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Mouse - I hope feminist mantra's of revenge against such womanizers.

 
At 5:04 PM, Blogger Bryan said...

Although I must say that video is truly amazing (I now have several new costume ideas, and Halloween is just around the corner!). But "I don't mind chalk with my cheese"? Please!

 
At 5:28 PM, Blogger Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

Bryan - I think that Zodiac ballet is quite brilliant, and imagine that Merkin is also a Libra. If you've never seen "Plaster Caster" about Cindy Plaster Caster, it's worth seeking out. In addition to Eric Burden, Jimi Hendrix and other rock legends, Cindy sought out Anthony Newley who was one of her favorites. Apparently he covered up his member with electrical tape for this movie.

 

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