And I'll Sing Once More
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:
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?
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.