Jumbo

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Musiclover
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Re: Jumbo

Unread post by Musiclover » 24 Feb 2019, 17:32

The following doesn't have anything specific to do with "Jumbo," but I just wanted to share something a snippet I read recently involving Martha Raye and didn't know where else to post it. (By sharing this, I certainly don't mean it as a criticism or a judgment; it just amused me.) It was related by a former member of the U.S. military:

"Martha was a great supporter of the military and made many trips to Vietnam to entertain the troops. She also liked her scotch. One day my commanding officer ordered me to escort Ms. Raye, and then added, 'We've already been through 3 escorts. You're the only one I can think of she won't be able to drink under the table.'"

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Re: Jumbo

Unread post by Johnny » 25 Sep 2019, 20:16

I came across this interesting comment about Doris and Billy Rose's Jumbo in David Kaufman's book:

"Though Doris Day nabbed a Golden Globe nomination for Jumbo, the film's failure at the box office cost her what would have been one of the most natural assignments of her film career: the title role in MGM's upcoming The Unsinkable Molly Brown".
Johnny

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