Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Carmen Miranda & friends

Dorival Caymmi, Carmen Miranda & Assis Valente in 1939. 
Aloysio de Oliveira & Carmen circa 1943.
Carmen surrounded by members of Bando da Lua in 1940; Garoto is on the left in the back.
British actress Angela Lansbury talks with someone across the table while Carmen Miranda has a tête-à-tête with someone else... circa 1947 when Carmen became a bottle-blonde due to her playing a double-role in the production of 'Copacabana' in whose set she met her future husband Dave Sebastian. This is what Bosley Crowther, The New York Times movie columnist said in his review:

'Carmen and Mr. Marx (...) together they scream and grimace through a succession of topsy-turvy scenes, some of them mildly amusing and other relentlessly dull (...) with Grouch trying to do for three people and Miss Miranda imitating two, the impression is that Sam Coslow, the producer, has understaffed his film'...

Carmen does a musical number in 'Scared stiff' (1953) her last flick; Aloysio de Oliveira plays the guitar on the left, Harry Vasco de Almeida plays 2nd guitar & Aloisio Ferreira (Lulu) plays conga: Russinho do Pandeiro (tambourine) was sick and could not play on that day.
Google honoured Carmen Miranda on 9 February 2017 - by posting this picture on her 108's birthday...
Carmen Miranda gets a bourquet from Angela Maria while Almirante describes it at Radio Nacional in Rio de Janeiro in 1955.
Paulo Machado de Carvalho, Carmen Miranda & Almirante as she arrives in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 3 December 1954.
hundreds of fans & friends of Carmen Miranda pack Sao Joao Baptista Cemetery in Rio de Janeiro in August 1955 to try and see the coffin with her body before it is laid to rest.

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