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MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (1959)

AUNTIE MAME (1959) Rosalind Russell did her best as a Macy's salesgirl. 

BACHELOR MOTHER (1939)

BUNDLE OF JOY (1956)

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Kaiju films (giant monsters)

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KING KONG (1933)
GODZILLA (1954)
KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (1962)

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Mothra (1961)

 

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Aragog (giant spider) and Basilisk (giant serpent)

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It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)

I think all the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World films could be included in the "giant monsters" category.

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"The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" (1953)

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"Reptilicus" (1961)

"Night of the Lepus"  (1972)  rampaging right-big rabbits

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Auditions

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MORNING GLORY (1934)
BEDTIME STORY (1941) Eve Arden purposely flubs an audition, and it’s hilarious.
A CHORUS LINE (1985)

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All That Jazz (1979)

The Goodbye Girl (1977)

The Commitments (1991)

Sing (2016)

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How about all the times Lucy tried to audition for a spot in Ricky Ricardo's nightclub act on the I Love Lucy show?

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Tootsie

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Who is Harry Kellerman and why is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?

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The Fabulous Baker Boys

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) - Before Shirley Temple auditions and is "discovered" for a radio show, Mary McCarty auditions, singing You've Gotta Eat Your Spinach, Baby, one of Shirley songs from Poor Little Rich Girl, two years earlier.

And speaking of Poor Little Rich Girl, Shirley, Alice Faye and Jack Haley auditioned for a radio show singing But Definitely:

 

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ALL ABOUT EVE -- "television is practically all auditions"

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But mostly we see auditions in musicals:

EASTER PARADE

FUNNY GIRL

CHICAGO

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

HOLIDAY INN

TIME OUT FOR RHYTHM -- early example of TV auditions

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Nice examples yesterday.

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Graduated from Juilliard

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Kelsey Grammer
Christine Baranski
Perry King
Patti LuPone

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Impressive movie debuts

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Olivia de Havilland in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (1935)
Burt Lancaster in THE KILLERS (1946)
Shirley Booth in COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA (1952)

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