Monday, September 3, 2007

Put the Blame on Mame

Over the weekend, I was with someone that had never seen the classic Rita Hayworth movie Gilda and therefore had never seen her performance of "Put the Blame on Mame." Hayworth isn't actually singing, she's lip synching to Anita Ellis' vocal track. Ellis recorded many of Hayworth's (and other actresses) songs that were used in films.

I just so happened to find this little gem as well of Gypsy Rose Lee performing the exact same song:


Mariel said...

Is Gypsy actually singing?

Burlesque Forum said...

That is Gypsy singing. She has a bit of a talk-sing style to her vocals.