And I'll Sing Once More

2.08.2012

Today I reflect on the title of this blog. A play on words, yes. But I really do need to speak frankly about something.

And yes, it will only perpetuate my friends' belief that I am startlingly similar to Cam on Modern Family.

It could be potentially offensive to some. 

I will certainly have to deal with the repercussions later.

But I have to say it. 


I don't like Audrey Hepburn

I am sure she was really nice. She is highly quotable. Fashionably speaking, she was definitely an icon of femininity. She had great bangs.

But I can't really be swayed on this.

I can't get through My Fair Lady without regret that Julie Andrews didn't continue on with the role she originated onstage. 

I can't get past the fact that it's not even her singing

In fact, I did some research to find out who actually did sing for Audrey in My Fair Lady. And, you won't even believe it!

It's a woman named Marni Nixon

A woman you may recognize from The Sound of Music, because she played the sweet Sister Margaretta

She was also the singing voice for: 


and,


and,

it wasn't Marilyn's voice you heard singing 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend' in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

IT WAS MARNI NIXON'S.

Do you feel betrayed? Do you wish to seek justice for this voice of Hollywood?

I did.

So pardon me, while I am painstakingly loyal to The Sound of Music.

Because Julie and Marni are both in it, SINGING WITH THEIR OWN VOICES.










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