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Mon Jul 9, 2018, 01:38 PM

Damn Yankees - Whatever Lola Wants

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Gwen Verdon and Tab Hunter (Verdon plays a demonic temptress, who is aiming to "get" Tab Hunter's character):

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Reply Damn Yankees - Whatever Lola Wants (Original post)
Honeycombe8 Jul 9 OP
dhol82 Jul 9 #1
yallerdawg Jul 9 #2
Honeycombe8 Jul 9 #3
yallerdawg Jul 9 #4
Honeycombe8 Jul 9 #7
rainin Jul 9 #5
Honeycombe8 Jul 9 #6
MurrayDelph Wednesday #9
Honeycombe8 Wednesday #10
MurrayDelph Wednesday #8
Honeycombe8 Wednesday #11

Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 01:49 PM

1. Great show. Forgot Tab Hunter was in it.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 01:52 PM

2. Spicoli's bud "Mr. Hand" (Ray Walston) played the devil Applegate.

Lola was just a "demonic temptress."

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 03:35 PM

3. Oh...I stand corrected. My memory fails me!

I was just a child when I saw it.

And what a temptress she was!!! Wish I had a figure like that! And that red hair was real, I believe.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 04:03 PM

4. I was very young, too...

and this movie/musical was VERY risqué, and My Favorite Martian was very, very bad - which was what made me recall his role.

Gwen Verdun stayed that seductress!

Remember Don Ameche escorting her out to the dance floor in Cocoon? Movie magic!

Here's to Tab Hunter, too! Although he had that "iconic name" (like Rock Hudson) this is the film I remember him most for.


Rest in peace. sir.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 06:21 PM

7. No, I don't remember much about Cocoon.

I saw it only once, years ago.

I'll have to see if I can stream that somewhere. I remember it being very sad.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 04:26 PM

5. Maybe it's a generational thing,

but this is creepy to me. Is it supposed to be creepy?

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Response to rainin (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 06:19 PM

6. Sort of. She's not human....

She works for the Devil. Her job is to seduce and "get" Joe (Tab Hunter), to do something (I forget exactly what).

So she is supposed to be somewhat hypnotic, somewhat evil, but irresistible to men. And she WAS considered a sexy dancer back in the day (not a sex goddess actress, but a great dancer who of course had a great bod). But yeah...it's a surreal kind of play. It was a Broadway play. It has to do with an old dude who had been a ball player and has a big regret. He makes a deal with the Devil to allow him to be young again (Tab Hunter) to deal with his regret. So I guess Gwen Verdon is supposed to get him to break the deal, so maybe the Devil can claim his soul?

Her name is Lola.

That's a famous song. Sarah Vaughn does a great rendition of it.

"And your heart and soul is what I came for." Yeah, kinda creepy.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:11 PM

9. The Tab Hunter character was a middle-aged insurance agent named Joe

who so hated the New York Yankees that he sold his soul to the devil for a chance to defeat them in a pennant race.

The problem for the devil was that this man also loved his wife, so he convinced the devil to give him an escape clause, so that Joe child go back to his own life up to a given date.

The purpose of Lola was to seduce Joe to either leave his wife or at least distract him long-enough to miss his cancellation window.

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:21 PM

10. Thank you! I couldn't remember the details. It was soooo long ago, and I was a kid...

I'm surprised I remember as much as I do. It must have made an impression on me. Maybe that's where my love of musical movies & plays comes from! My mom took us to see all the big musical movies...Music Man, Oklahoma, South Pacific, Carousel, Mary Poppins. She had the albums, too.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:02 PM

8. When I was growing up in L.A.

fifty-ish years ago, there were only seven TV channels. One of the local channels, KHJ, had a program called Million Dollar Movie, which would run the same movie every evening, and twice on weekends, for a week.

Trust me, those weeks Damn Yankees was on, every kid in my junior high knew when to tune in to KHJ in time for Whatever Lola
Wants.

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:22 PM

11. LOL. That's too funny.

I guess the boys would like Lola. Her scanty outfit & sexy song.

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