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Love Carol Channing? The Hollywood magazine Daeida has done The Carol Channing Issue - available online.
posted by greekphilosophy (20 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The layout is making me a little dizzy. I don't know why. I think I have to lie down.
posted by The Whelk at 6:25 AM on May 13, 2009

I thought we were broadly against these faux flippy-flippy magazines? Didn't we just do this with the hipster porn stuff? Also, sorry not to be constructive, but a bit more background on the lady in question might make this a better post.
posted by imperium at 6:27 AM on May 13, 2009

Somebody should have spotted that they've got two different versions of the "zoom" button in that interface. The button they're instructing us to look for and click doesn't exist.
posted by emelenjr at 6:36 AM on May 13, 2009

It does not work for me. Which is good, for I fear Carol Channing's teeth will come down on my torso and chomp me in half.
posted by pracowity at 6:44 AM on May 13, 2009

Nah, imperium, that IS constructive. I just saw this as something only actual fans would be interested in, so I didn't think it would serve as a decent introduction to her. And I get kinda cringey when I see posts that have random wikipedia/imdb/amazon links all over them as if that's supposed to provide some serious insight into why someone is beloved. So maybe I need to get over that - or get brainstorming some way to give more background.

I'm not a fan of the online mag layout either. (This year, the Philadelphia Film Festival distributed their catalog that way. Ugh.) But I AM a Carol Channing fan - and now that she's somewhere in her early 100's, I'll take her however I can get her.
posted by greekphilosophy at 7:05 AM on May 13, 2009

That woman is a superannuated gamine life-support system for those choppers.
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:24 AM on May 13, 2009

Still sad that SNL's Vincent Price Valentine's Day Special -- in which Channing falls in love with and then sits on a disembodied hand -- never made it to Hulu.

posted by hermitosis at 7:39 AM on May 13, 2009 [1 favorite]

The theatre department at my college got so excited when she came to give talks as part of her tour promoting the arts in schools. She's pretty amazing, to be still kicking at 88 onstage and onscreen. She's got this very energetic aura that's simultaneously ostentatious and humble.
posted by JauntyFedora at 7:46 AM on May 13, 2009 [1 favorite]

Carol Channing should have her own meme a la Chuck Norris.

...though I can't think of an apt one to start with. "Carol Channing's voice can breathe souls into teddy bears."?
posted by not_on_display at 8:56 AM on May 13, 2009

This magazine features some of the most halfhearted attempts at Photoshop airbrushing I've ever seen.
posted by Casuistry at 9:31 AM on May 13, 2009

DOCTOR Carol Channing?!?! What's her doctoral degree?!?!

I'm fascinated by all the testimonials from actresses I thought were long dead (Rhonda Fleming and Betty Garrett).

Thanks for sharing ... this was immediately forwarded on to a friend who is obsessed by Miss Channing.
posted by kuppajava at 9:39 AM on May 13, 2009

I swear I must be a reincarnated drag queen1 because I love cultural icons like Ms Channing. Go figure.

1. No offense.
posted by grubi at 10:15 AM on May 13, 2009

Love Carol Channing?

I dunno. He seems to be in a lot of half-assed fighting movies, you know? Ask me again after I've seen GI Joe.

oh wait
posted by hifiparasol at 12:10 PM on May 13, 2009

Blair Magazine (previously) also had an issue dedicated to Carol Channing...
posted by Ian A.T. at 12:44 PM on May 13, 2009

Well isn't that special.
posted by flatluigi at 12:46 PM on May 13, 2009

Whose Line does Carol Channing: one & two
posted by flatluigi at 12:50 PM on May 13, 2009

This looks like a catalog.
posted by broken wheelchair at 1:25 PM on May 13, 2009

Corn? When did she eat corn?
posted by paddbear at 1:40 PM on May 13, 2009

I saw her several decades ago, doing a show in Vegas. Every time she came onstage, she had two beefcakes in tuxedos on either side of her. It looked like their job was to physically support her. If she's still going strong, god bless her.
posted by StickyCarpet at 2:00 PM on May 13, 2009

I drove from Syracuse to Buffalo with my great-aunt in the early(ish) 90's to see Carol Channing perform in "Hello, Dolly!" when she had it on tour. Carol was probably in her mid-70's at the time. Her last entrance at the end of Act II was accomplished after the fastest quick change known to man. She came running (and I do mean running... like an Olympic runner) onstage shoving a hat pin (the big kind) through her hat and wig. She hit her mark dead on, caught her spotlight, and burst into song, on cue without a hair out of place and with no sign of being out of breath.

Atta girl, Carol. Show 'em how it's done.
posted by Vavuzi at 6:12 PM on May 13, 2009 [3 favorites]

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