Kiss Me Kate

Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1953. Vintage studio photograph of Ann Miller chatting with Cole Porter on the set of the 1953 film. Mimeo snipe on the verso.

Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate" is a musical within a musical - altogether appropriate, since its source material, Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," was a play within a play. Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson star as a famous Broadway singing team who haven't worked together since their acrimonious divorce. Virtually all of the play's songs are retained for the screen version, notably "So in Love," "Wunderbar," "Faithful in My Fashion," "Too Darn Hot," "Why Can't You Behave?," "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" (a delightful duet delivered by Keenan Wynn and James Whitmore), and the title song. Additionally, Porter lifted a song from another play, "Out of This World," and incorporated it in the movie version of "Kiss Me Kate;" as a result, "From This Moment On" has been included in all subsequent stagings of Kate. This MGM musical also has the distinction of being filmed in 3-D. Nominated for an Academy Award.

8 x 10 inches (21 x 26 cm). Very Good plus, light creasing to corners.

Rosenbaum 1000. Weldon 1996.


[Book #145958]

Price: $375.00