Dick Van Dyke in his autobiography talked about the time he and his comic partner played their act at Slapsy Maxie’s. “It was our biggest gig to date. On opening night, I looked out and saw Lucille Ball in the audience. She was not laughing. Nor was anyone else. We died. We weren’t sophisticated enough for a club drawing in Hollywood’s upper tier, and nobody applauded when we finished. Oh, it was painful.” As we knew Dick would become wonderful at physical comedy and Lucy eventually spent a lot of time laughing at him. They worked together on Dick’s show Van Dyke and Company in 1976 and performed 2 sketches on that special that had no dialogue, just 2 masters at their craft doing what they did best. #lucilleball#oldhollywood#classictv#dickvandyke
Movie #18 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Dick Van Dyke is a national treasure. It was a pleasure watching him in this steampunk kids vs. grown ups adventure full of unflattering Bavarian stereotypes alongside two forgettable children and a blonde Mary Poppins impersonator. This movie is long, in fact it has in intermission built into the blu ray. I remember falling asleep and never seeing the ending as a kiddo, but I remembered the song, probably because the song repeats throughout and it’s a maddeningly delightful earwig. Once again the malevolent baroness gets the most beautiful elaborate costumes while we yawn at Becky the love interest in white ruffles. Her name is actually Truly Scrumptious (gag). It’s worth watching again because it’s a weird movie, Dick Van Dyke is charming and the child catcher is a wonderfully greasy villain. .
We are seeking a #director and a #choreographer for our upcoming production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at The Haymarket Theatre this September, to complete our creative team. The right dedicated duo will add a sparkle to this fantasmagorical production with passion, creativity and drive. If you think this could be you or someone you know, please send us a message and we will be in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.
MARY POPPINS (1964) 😍🎬☂️
Starring: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke
Directed by: Robert Stevenston 🐦
#MovieFact Julie Andrews initially hesitated in taking on the part of Mary Poppins as she was hoping that Jack L. Warner would ask her to star as Eliza Doolittle in „My Fair Lady“ (1964). 🦋👒
In my hometown! 💙- ‘Dick Van Dyke American actor Comedian arrived on the liner Bremen at Southampton with his wife Marjorie from America to take their first holiday in sixteen years They are taking three weeks in Great Britain and then will be going to Paris where Dick will shoot location shots for a new film’ #dickvandyke