8 thoughts on “Toon Time — ‘Dress Rehearsal’

  1. He did the King in The King And I, which is what that get-up was for (minus the ears, of course). He did wear it well *sigh*

    • Really? Wow. That’s interesting. I have trouble imagining him as the King of Siam, though seeing him as Camelot’s king is easy.

      (I’m a clinical psychologist in real life, so my professional life is about encouraging people to be who they really ARE. That means that an actor’s job is so foreign to me that I have trouble wrapping my mind around it; I can’t even begin to imagine how people realistically portray people they are not. 😉 )

  2. Note, I did give Spock one of Yul Brynner’s earrings too! One of my favorite parts of making this was also finding just the right grumpy expression for Kirk and putting him in little Louis’ garb!

    • You don’t sound dumb,it’s a perfectly good question if you’re not familiar with the source! Actually, this is a composite of several episodes — Spock’s head and (magnificent) chest is from “Patterns of Force”, Nurse Chapel’s head is from “The Changeling”, and Kirk, with his sour face is from “The Trouble with Tribbles”. Now as to the bodies, all three bodies and the back drop are from the 1956 movie of Rogers and Hammerstein’s musical The King and I. Nurse Chapel’s ‘body’ is ‘Mrs. Anna”, played by Deborah Kerr, Spock’s jacket, hands and pants belong to The King of Siam, played by Yul Brynner, and Kirk’s body has been reduced down to the character of Anna’s 10 year old son Louis (played by Rex Thompson). You can see a still from the King and I here : http://greatestmoviethemes.blogspot.com/2009/11/getting-to-know-you-king-and-i-1956.html If you haven’t seen it, it’s a wonderful musical –especially the glorious “Shall we Dance?”

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