'Gigi' took home a then-recording-breaking nine statuettes, including best director for Vincente Minnelli, whose daughter Liza praises the movie as "really smart big-studio entertainment." If the oddsmakers are correct, La La Land will be the first original musical to win the best picture Oscar since 1958's Gigi , an MGM production about a singing-and-dancing Parisian courtesan that THR called "a gaily naughty fairy tale for adults."
The Musical Theater Project will produce "Almost Like Being in Love: The Songs of Lerner and Loewe" on Sunday, November 20 at the Hanna Theater at Playhouse Square. Lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe fashioned four of the most beloved musicals of all time: My Fair Lady, Camelot, Brigadoon and Gigi, writing for stars Rex Harrison , Julie Andrews , Richard Burton , Robert Goulet and Leslie Caron .
Sung by Leslie Caron and Mel Ferrer; side B, Lili and the Puppets, performed by Hans Sommer conducting the MGM Studio Orchestra; MGM K30759; seven-inch vinyl 45; recorded 1953. This '45' features the lovely Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo from the 1953 film, Lili, itself available on Youtube for viewing .