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January 10, 2010 4:39 PM   Subscribe

In the vein of Gwen Verdon's "Walk It Out", please consider the heat of Ann Miller's "Womanizer".

Miller was a dance prodigy who is said to have lied about her age in order to sign her first showbiz contract with when she was only 13. Here she is at 14 and 15 years old, well on her way toward becoming a major musical talent in the '40s. Here she is at the age of 47 in a 1970 soup commercial by Stan Freberg.

Her final film appearance was memorable, if nonmusical: she played Coco the landlady in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive.

"Walk It Out" previously on Mefi.
posted by hermitosis (9 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
I remember seeing Ann Miller on Merv Griffin back in the 1970s, makeup troweled on a foot thick, with the scariest mascara and fake lashes ever, and wondering how this freaky old lady had ever gotten to be famous. A few years later, I saw her in "Sugar Babies" with Mickey Rooney, still tapping like a Gatling gun in her 60s, and was astonished. I had nosebleed seats, so from a distance she wasn't nearly as scary, but DAMN that lady could tap.
posted by briank at 4:50 PM on January 10, 2010


(In case you want to watch that Verdon clip with the original sound here's a clip.)
posted by greasy_skillet at 5:30 PM on January 10, 2010


Please consider the Bad Brains' "Pay to Cum" as the music to Leonard Nimoy's "Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" video.
posted by not_on_display at 5:40 PM on January 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


...and a body that was, well, just fine.
posted by Postroad at 6:19 PM on January 10, 2010


I loved Coco! this is great
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 6:50 PM on January 10, 2010


I never tire of these. NEVER!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:57 PM on January 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


If you liked the Womanizer video you should check out some of the other ones that same user has posted. I was really impressed by the video syncs for both Toxic and Slave for You too.
posted by crinklebat at 11:23 PM on January 10, 2010


Yeah, I love these too.

Is anyone else creating these? They're just too much fun. And sexy!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 7:26 AM on January 11, 2010


Wow, what stems!
posted by zzazazz at 3:48 PM on January 11, 2010


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