Monday, January 23, 2012

No, No, Nanette

I found this great souvenir theater program from a production of "No, No, Nanette" at a thrift store in Folsom:
I love the fabulous art deco styling! This production was presented in Washington in the 70's. Don Ameche, Evelyn Keyes (from "Gone With The Wind" and Ann B. Davis were members of the cast.
The program cover is so gorgeous that I promptly placed it into a frame and hung it on the wall.

The smaller, regular hand-out program was still inside, as well.
I only have a couple of pieces of sheet music from this musical.
"Tea For Two" is probably the best-known number from this musical comedy. (You know it, don't you?)

"I Want To Be Happy" would be the other most popular tune:

"I want to be happy, but I won't be happy till I make you happy, too.
Life's really worth living, when we are mirth-giving, why can't I give some to you?"
Here's wishing you happy times and mirth today!


Tina Dawn said...

I am having my tea (hubby at work so none for two) and planning to be happy. It smells so clean and fresh outside, it should be easy to be happy today. Great find sis. Love T

yosemite faith said...

very cool that the other was inside.

Tami Von Zalez said...

I am thinking we may have been at that same thrift shop at the same time!

I've mentioned your blog as one of my favorites for 2011

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Tami!! Really? Did you see the program, too? I went and read your entire series of blog posts - and I was fascinated, because we like a lot of the same things, and shop at some of the same shops! You sure do find wonderful clothes. I tried to add your blog on my list, but the link didn't work. Thank you so much for including us in your favorites! Maybe we will run into each other one of these days.

farmlady said...

I remember both songs but didn't remember that they were from No,No Nanette.
Don't you just love the old sheet music covers. They were works of art. That musical program is in really good shape. Lucky you, to find such a great piece.

Paul Duca said...

I live in Boston, so NO, NO, NANETTE has a less than beloved reputation. The man who produced the original version in the 1920's (your program is from the national tour of the 1971 revival) also owned the Boston Red Sox--and it is presumed that to get the money to do so, he traded Babe Ruth to the Yankees in 1919, the year after the Sox their 5th World Series.

That story is in fact apocryphal--the musical did not debut until several years later--but is is felt to be the reason why the Red Sox didn't win another World Series until 2004...the "Curse of the Bambino".
Because it wasn't just decades of mediocre teams...if you ever meet a New Englander, depending on his age, ask him about 1946, 1967, 1975, 2003 and especially 1986--as well as 1978, although that was only for the division title).
Be will likely get an earful.

mermaidmaenad said...

I am trilled to see this post on NO NO NANETTE. Raoul Pene du Bois, who did the costumes and set, Was a family friend and my very first inspiration. It is because of his presence in my home while growing up that i became an artist and designer myself.

Heidi Ann said...

mermaidmaenad - I am so glad you found the post and enjoyed it! How wonderful that you knew Mr. du Bois, and I sincerely appreciate that you took the time to comment. Hearing from people such as yourself who have happened upon something I wrote makes me so happy that I have continued to write the blog. Thank you. Heidi