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Now for something completely different (XIII)

13 Oct

Judy does a little Jane Russell impression.

A Date With Judy (!949, vol.13)

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Thinking of Jane Russell reminds me of Old Hollywood — which reminds me of Cary Grant — which brings up the inevitable:  Juday – Juday – Juday.

How many times have I heard a bad Cary Grant impersonator utter this phrase.   When it turns out, Cary Grant never actually said it.

Peter Bogdanovich believes that the genesis of the imitation came from Grant’s delivery in several lines in Only Angels Have Wings.. ‘In the film his former girl friend is called Judith or Judy (played by Rita Hayworth). Cary has lines like “Hello, Judy. Come on, Judy. Now, Judy.” But he never said “Judy, Judy, Judy.” ‘

Judy Quine has another explanation: ‘Cary told me back in 1955 that when he did the Lux Radio Theater, they used his voice introduction for Judy Garland, who was a guest for the following week. He recalled some banter where he could have said “Judy, Judy, Judy” but he wasn’t sure.’  (1)

Of course, I scoured hours of movie clips and could not find anything close.  So instead, I give you the comedy of Cary Grant in The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947).

(1) http://www.CaryGrant.net:  Judy

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