Kiss Me Kate
He’s Culturing Me
The film version of Cole Porter’s show, which is based on Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” (got that?) landed in the middle of MGM’s big technicolor musical era, the 1950s. Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson and Ann Miller are your stars, and a very young Bob Fosse is among the standouts in the cast. Movie censors got to Porter’s lyrics, which gives us some fun topics to cover. It’s also your host’s birthday show. Because it’s too darn hot to cover anything else.
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The Movie: review/commentary on a single classic film
Kiss Me Kate (1953), trailer
Available to stream, rent or buy digitally
On disc: Blu-ray
The Self-Referential LTS
Next time, we’ll watch
This Gun for Hire (1942)