Saturday, April 30, 2011

Nose-talgia: Inspired by The Royal Wedding Hats of Two Real Princesses

Okay, just tell me this doesn't remind you of it, even just a little bit?  It's certainly what I thought of when I saw Princess Eugenie of York and Princess Beatrice of York (the daughters of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson).   But in the nicest possible way, of opposed to some of the mucho-catty coverage of their dual hat-astrophies!

The clip is from the 1957 live broadcast of the written-for-TV Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella, starring Julie Andrews in the title role.  I'm sure most of us out there better remember the 1965 color version starring an adorable Lesley Anne Warren as Cinderella, with Pat Carroll and Barbara Ruick as the stepsisters, but I couldn't find a clip of that wonderful duo doing this always hilarious song.  The two terrific comic actresses above are, of course, Alice Ghostley and Kaye Ballard, wonderful talents who were a part of so many of our funniest television moments over the years.


Toby O'B said...

I wonder if that one hat improves television reception.....?

Jane said...

The web and blogosphere is ablaze with chatter about the hats! Many theorize (and I agree) that they were a bold statement of scorn from Fergie for not being invited. I was reminded of the Lucy episode in France where Lucy and Ethyl end up wearing burlap because they've been told it was Haute Couture. Where can I get a hat like the one that looks like a beribboned toilet lid? I would wear it to every sister party for the rest of my life. Great Post Lisa!