Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Paris as you never saw it before

The lovely Barbara McNair, actress, singer, proud wiglet-wearer and star of her own 1969 television variety series (making her one of the first black women to do so) would have celebrated her 80th birthday today.

I have lauded the lady's talents via that miracle medium of good taste, Scopitone, before. Never a lady to let cheap production values and gaudy colour schemes get in the way of a song, here she is in another slice of fabulosity - over-dressed, over-emoting in the company of typically inappropriate backing dancers - with Irma la Douce:


Barbara McNair (4th March 1934 – 4th February 2007)

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