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30-07-2008
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Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine was born as Shirley MacLean Beaty on April 24, 1934, to
Virginia native Ira Owens Beaty and his wife, Kathlyn.
Before Shirley was three years old, her brother and rival Warren Beatty was born
on March 30 or 31, 1937. As soon as she graduated, she packed her
bags and headed for New York. While auditioning for Richard Rodgers
and Oscar Hammerstein II's Me and Juliet, she had a problem with
the producer, who kept mispronouncing her name. He asked, "Okay,
Beaty. Do you have another name, kid?" She then changed her
name from Shirley MacLean Beaty to Shirley MacLaine. She later
had a role in The Pajama Game. With her high octane performance, she
won a part and the role as an understudy to Carol Haney. Unfortunately, Haney
was known for having never missed a performance in her life. A few months into
the run, Shirley was going to ditch The Pajama Game for the lead role in Can-Can.
She left for the theatre after being 15 minutes late because the train broke down.
She then heard that Carol had broken her ankle and she was to go on in her
place. Despite making many mistakes, she endeared herself to the audience.
She replaced Carol again three months later following another injury. Shirley
knew her lines this time and knocked them dead. Hal B. Wallis was in the
audience that night and signed her to a five-year contract to Paramount
Pictures. Three months later, she was off to shoot the movie The Trouble
with Harry (1955). Many years later Shirley MacLaine is still going strong, has
appeared it over 50 movies and written countless books.

I'll be posted screencaps of her in "Can-Can" tomorrow, I thought I should just start the thread first

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ooh I love that set. She's such a bizarre woman. I'm pretty sure that she (and Warren) are descended from a historical figure from my province so I've always felt a bit of an affinity for them

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there isn't a thread on this. but i just saw that in a few weeks shirley maclaine will be playing coco chanel , its going to be on lifetime

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Shirley in "Artists & Models", more to come

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I Shirely MacLaine. She's such an eccentric personality.

pinkballoons, thank you so much for all those screencaps. I've yet to see either Can-Can or Artists and Models but hopefully I'll get a chance to soon. I think Shirley MacLaine looks great in all those costumes; she has really good legs, really long and lean dancer's legs.

I don't care much for the film itself but Shirley MacLaine's costumes in What a Way to Go! are amazing.

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Aw your so welcome Ziegfeld Girl! ^^ I loved both of those movies so I would suggest getting your hands on them Aw What a Way to Go is really cute! I actually liked the movie and thought it was really funny, I actually have screencaps which I'll be posting when I'm done with Artists & Models and Can-Can xD











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Aw your so welcome Ziegfeld Girl! ^^ I loved both of those movies so I would suggest getting your hands on them Aw What a Way to Go is really cute! I actually liked the movie and thought it was really funny, I actually have screencaps which I'll be posting when I'm done with Artists & Models and Can-Can xD
I guess I did sound very negative when talking about What a Way to Go! I did actually enjoy watching the films but it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. It was a bit too fluffy although the costumes more than made up for that.

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LOL To me, fluffy is a good thing ;D

Here is the last of the Artist and Models caps!











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Here are a couple of pics....shirley maclaine - dell screen stories july 1962.jpg

shirley maclaine - my geisha photo.jpg Source: Dell Screen Stories - July 1962 and photo from her movie "My Geisha" - Both scanned by Me!

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Aw those are adorable Ruslana Rules! Thank you so much! <3

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she's a great actress and a cutie!
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I just found some shots of Shirley from 'What a Way to Go!'. Such amazing costumes!












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A poster for Valentine's Day and the trailer:



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