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Col. Richmond (SS Director)

USA
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Posted - 10/05/2020 :  19:10:45  Show Profile  Visit Admin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Guess:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKFzBpXdWIA

Short, but a pretty cool find!




Shinbone Alley, Original Broadway Cast, 1957

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Nydiva
SS novice field agent

USA
592 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2020 :  09:16:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't have to guess. I've had that CD for years. I even knew one of his fellow cast members!! (A darling old flirt of a character actor named George S Irving)

He had this to say:

So you want to know about Ross Martin? Makes me feel like a scene from "Citizen Kane". He and I worked together in a musical called "Archie and Mehitabel" [note: later changed to Shinbone Alley}. He was an extraordinary actor with a marvelous technique. He could imitate the great British "Sirs"' Olivier, Richardson and Gieldgud - and the Queen for good measure! Impeccably. He was a very emotional man - would tell me his woes and sometimes burst into tears of frustration. We both hated the show but did our best and paid the rent. I was glad he became successful in California and perhaps found contentment at long last. We lost touch at that point but I was glad of our brief friendship.

And I'll go one further: here's a link to a photo from the production http://ross-martin-remembered.com/pics/Misc/Theatre-shinbone1.jpg

Nydiva
www.ross-martin-remembered.com
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Col. Richmond (SS Director)

USA
1924 Posts

Posted - 10/06/2020 :  11:00:32  Show Profile  Visit Admin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hopefully others might find the link a pleasant surprise.

Cheers!



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niecie
SS novice field agent

1511 Posts

Posted - 10/10/2020 :  13:04:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, nydiva, that's quite a pinstripe suit!

Thanks to the Admin for the song.

Niecie

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Ever since I was a little girl
I have always wished
that Artemus Gordon was
my very own Uncle Artie...
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ArtemusFan
SS 1st assignment - desk job

USA
414 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2020 :  00:38:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
LOVE THIS. I didn't know he sang so well.
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Nydiva
SS novice field agent

USA
592 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2020 :  08:55:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's an even better example of Ross's singing. (And I'll never figure out why he chose to make Artie so consistently off key!)

https://youtu.be/5W4hu7yHzRk?list=PLiQf4UT0q1br7tWaKZCJ519HQkve3P-77

Nydiva
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nittanyapple
SS senior field agent

USA
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Posted - 11/21/2020 :  08:40:56  Show Profile  Visit nittanyapple's Homepage  Reply with Quote
So awesome!!

~Apple~
The Apple of Artemus Gordon's eye
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ccb
SS Quizmaster Emeritus

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Posted - 11/27/2020 :  12:19:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The "Charlotte and Red" sketch from Ms. Gaynor's special was silly, but RM elevated the material byhis comic timing and vaudevillian turn.

He was a truly versatile performer: comedy, drama, song, dance, musicianship. He could do it all and do it well. It's a shame that more producers couldn't recognize that.
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