Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Last month we previewed Overweight Sensation: The Life and Comedy of Allan Sherman, Mark Cohen's new biography of the king of musical parody. In the preview that included 76 Sol Cohens, a spoof of 76 Trombones from "The Music Man", we promised that we would share more of the lost gems that Cohen discovered during the research that he did for the book.
Here is another item from the collection. There is Nothing Like a Lox, another one of his "Goldeneh Moments From Broadway," is a parody of There is Nothing Like a Dame from Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific (Sherman joked that it should be from South Passaic).
And just in case you don't remember the Rodgers and Hammerstein original, the Shermanesque version is followed by a clip from the 1958 film starring Rossano Brazzi and Mitzi Gaynor.
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