Sunday, December 4, 2011
MARY MARTIN'S FASHION FANFARE - RARE LIVE PERFORMANCE - NBC-TV - CIRCA 1953
Multiple award winner and Broadway star Mary Martin was also one of television's earliest luminaries.
As incandescent and energetic on the small screen, as she was on the Broadway stage, Ms. Martin, may be best known to video viewers for her high wire performance as PETER PAN.
She achieved new, theatrical heights when NBC-TV brought J. M. Barrie's wondrous flight of fantasy to young viewers, LIVE and in LIVING COLOR in 1955 and again in 1960.
Here , in a raucous, rollicking , B&W clip from a 1953 revue on NBC, posted on the TOLDES YOU TUBE site, Ms. Martin makes a fast and furious fashion statement in song and dance with an able assist from the unseen Don Pardo. Enjoy!!!