History Literature / AuntieMame

27th Aug '17 3:36:06 PM jamespolk
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The first novel was adapted into a 1956 play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee, which appeared on Broadway with Rosalind Russell starring in the title role. This was itself adapted into a 1958 film (also starring Russell). In 1966 Jerry Herman turned the story into TheMusical ''Mame'' (starring Creator/AngelaLansbury), and this version in turn was made into a 1974 film (starring Creator/LucilleBall).

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The first novel was adapted into a 1956 play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee, which appeared on Broadway with Rosalind Russell Creator/RosalindRussell starring in the title role. This was itself adapted into a 1958 film (also starring Russell). In 1966 Jerry Herman turned the story into TheMusical ''Mame'' (starring Creator/AngelaLansbury), and this version in turn was made into a 1974 film (starring Creator/LucilleBall).
9th May '16 7:22:06 PM PumpkinMuffin
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* SmugSnake: After Mame's wealthy husband dies unexpectedly, she is courted by many men, some of whom fit this trope remarkably well. [[spoiler: One example is her late husband's cousin, who is like an evil version of him.]]

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* SmugSnake: After Mame's wealthy husband dies unexpectedly, she is courted by many men, some of whom fit this trope remarkably well. [[spoiler: One example is her late husband's cousin, a somewhat-younger poet named Brian O'Banion, who is like an evil version of him.]]pretentious, untalented, lecherous, indolent, and too self-satisfied by half.
9th May '16 7:18:36 PM PumpkinMuffin
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* FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator: In the book, the main story is encased in a "frame" narrative, in which Patrick, now grown and married, reads an article about a nauseatingly sweet spinster who raises an orphan boy, and remembers being an orphan himself and raised by his aunt.

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* FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator: In the book, the The main story is encased in a "frame" narrative, in which Patrick, now grown and married, reads an article about a nauseatingly sweet spinster who raises an orphan boy, and remembers being an orphan himself and raised by his aunt.



* MoodyMount: Sally [[JustForPun saddles]] Mame with one of these, [[IronicName unfittingly named "Meditation"]] (in the book, somewhat more fittingly called "Lightning Rod").

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* MoodyMount: Sally [[JustForPun saddles]] Mame with one of these, Lightning Rod. In the movie, he is much more [[IronicName unfittingly named "Meditation"]] (in the book, somewhat more fittingly called "Lightning Rod")."Meditation"]].



* SleepMask: Auntie Mame is wearing one when Patrick bursts into her room to show her his new toy airplane.



* UpperClassTwit: Gloria Upson, who acts like stepping on a pink pong ball is a spectacular story.
** And when Mame's book comes out, she proclaims "I had no idea you were literate!"

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* UpperClassTwit: Gloria Upson, who acts talks constantly about friends with names like stepping on a pink pong ball is a spectacular story.
** And when Mame's book comes out, she proclaims "I had no idea you were literate!"
P.J. and Bunny and Franny.


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* SleepMask: Auntie Mame is wearing one when Patrick bursts into her room to show her his new toy airplane.
9th May '16 7:13:56 PM PumpkinMuffin
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* MoodyMount: Sally [[JustForPun saddles]] Mame with one of these, [[IronicName unfittingly named "Meditation"]].

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* MoodyMount: Sally [[JustForPun saddles]] Mame with one of these, [[IronicName unfittingly named "Meditation"]]."Meditation"]] (in the book, somewhat more fittingly called "Lightning Rod").
9th May '16 7:12:32 PM PumpkinMuffin
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* FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator: The main story is encased in a "frame" narrative, in which Patrick, now grown and married, tries to placate his wife with highly edited tales his aunt, who is the main character of this stories.

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* FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator: The In the book, the main story is encased in a "frame" narrative, in which Patrick, now grown and married, tries to placate reads an article about a nauseatingly sweet spinster who raises an orphan boy, and remembers being an orphan himself and raised by his wife with highly edited tales his aunt, who is the main character of this stories.aunt.
2nd Jan '16 11:32:29 AM gallium
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* IdiosyncraticWipe: The 1958 movie uses stage-like scene transitions. As a scene ends, all the lights fade except for a spotlight which is left on Mame.
25th Dec '15 11:47:33 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MoodyMount: Sally [[JustForPun saddles]] Mame with one of these, [[IronicName unfittingly named "Meditation"]].
25th Dec '15 11:37:32 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* MurderTheHypotenuse: Sally tries to arrange for Mame to die in a horse-riding accident.
25th Dec '15 11:36:42 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mame's eccentricity sometimes takes on the form of spaciness.









* OrderVersusChaos

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* OrderVersusChaosOrderVersusChaos: A major theme of the movie and the play is the contrast between the chaos represented by Mame and the order represented by Babcock. In the end, Patrick manages to find a happy medium.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: On top of all their other faults, the Upsons are anti-Semites, to the point of getting outraged at the thought of a shelter for refugee Jewish children being built near their house..


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25th Dec '15 11:32:06 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CameraFiend: Beau shows a few signs of this, given that most of his scenes involve him taking at least one picture.


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* CordonBleughChef: Doris Upson serves seafood with peanut butter.


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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The movie is ''full'' of it.


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* SouthernGentleman: Beau is a somewhat more open, personal variant.
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