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* BlitzEvacuees: During World War II, Mame and her nephew take in a group of English children evacuated to the US. Unfortunately, they're slum children and very prone to serious misbehavior. RealityEnsues.

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* BlitzEvacuees: During World War II, Mame and her nephew take in a group of English children evacuated to the US. Unfortunately, they're slum children and very prone to serious misbehavior. RealityEnsues.


* GoldDigger: Patrick's college mistress Bubbles.

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* GoldDigger: Patrick's college mistress Bubbles. Also the Maddox sisters are always in hope to land a rich bachelor.


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* ImpoverishedPatrician: The Maddox sisters come from a wealthy OldMoney family who used to lord over Maddox Island (ensue the name). They lost their wealth in the 1929 crash and in the late UsefulNotes/1930s they are still not adjusting with being poor.


* CassandrasTruth: Sally Cato's younger brother warns Patrick several times about his sister's true intentions towards Name, but Patrick doesn't catch on until he overhears Sally trying to seduce Uncle Beau. He then tries to warn Mame, but she doesn't buy into it until it becomes too obvious.

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* CassandrasTruth: CassandraTruth: Sally Cato's younger brother warns Patrick several times about his sister's true intentions towards Name, but Patrick doesn't catch on until he overhears Sally trying to seduce Uncle Beau. He then tries to warn Mame, but she doesn't buy into it until it becomes too obvious.



* StacysMom: When Patrick gets to college there are several of his peers who flirt with Mame, much to her delight since she's past forty at this point.

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* StacysMom: When Patrick gets to college there are several of his peers who flirt with Mame, much to her delight since she's past forty in her forties at this point.


* CassandrasTruth: Sally Cato's younger brother warns Patrick several times about his sister's true intentions towards Name, but Patrick doesn't catch on until he overhears Sally trying to seduce Uncle Beau. He then tries to warn Mame, but she doesn't buy into it until it becomes too obvious.



* TheGreatDepression: When most of the narrative takes place.

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* TheGreatDepression: When most of the narrative first part takes place.place. ''Around The World'' takes place exclusively in the 1930s, since it's set during Patrick's gap year between high school and college.



* MaidenAunt: Mame is very much a subversion of this. The author has a fictional (and every bit traditional) MaidenAunt to compare

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* MaidenAunt: Mame is very much a subversion of this. The author has a fictional (and every bit traditional) MaidenAunt to compare compare.
* MeetTheInLaws:
** Telling that Mame is met with hostility by her mother-in-law, Mama Burnside is {[Understatement}} (she doesn't approve her son married a Yankee and ditched Sally Cato). Things ''do not'' get better. At least she's welcomed by cousin Fan and all the other Burnside relatives.
** Patrick gets engaged to Gloria Upson and she introduces him and Mame to her shallow, snobbish and racist parents. With Mame's help Patrick comes to the conclusion that Gloria is not suited for him at all.



* SouthernBelle: Sally Cato, of the evil variety. Also Auntie Mame briefly attempts acting as it,but decides to drop it when she meets her in-laws.

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* SouthernBelle: Sally Cato, of the evil variety. Also Auntie Mame briefly attempts acting as it,but it, but decides to drop it when she meets her in-laws.



* StacysMom: When Patrick gets to college there are several of his peers who flirt with Mame, much to her delight since she's past forty at this point.



** Mame and Vera are great friends, who nonetheless snap at each other and quarrel repeatedly.

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** Mame and Vera are great friends, who nonetheless snap at each other and quarrel repeatedly.very often.


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

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The movie GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is ''full'' of it.on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the future, please check the trope page to make sure your example fits the current definition.


''Auntie Mame'' (1955) and its sequel ''Around the World with Auntie Mame'' (1958) were comedic novels about the adventures of a young boy, orphaned by the death of his father, being raised as the ward of his wealthy, eccentric, and impulsive aunt. The author, Evan Tanner, wrote under the [[PenName pseudonym]] of "Patrick Dennis", and used that name for his narrator.

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''Auntie Mame'' (1955) and its sequel ''Around the World with Auntie Mame'' (1958) were comedic novels about the adventures of a young boy, orphaned by the death of his father, being raised as the ward of his wealthy, eccentric, and impulsive aunt.aunt during TheGreatDepression. The author, Evan Tanner, wrote under the [[PenName pseudonym]] of "Patrick Dennis", and used that name for his narrator.


''Auntie Mame'' (1955) and its sequel ''Around the World with Auntie Mame'' (1958) were comedic novels about the adventures of a young boy being raised as the ward of his eccentric, impulsive, wealthy aunt. The author, Evan Tanner, wrote under the [[PenName pseudonym]] of "Patrick Dennis", and used that name for his narrator.

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''Auntie Mame'' (1955) and its sequel ''Around the World with Auntie Mame'' (1958) were comedic novels about the adventures of a young boy boy, orphaned by the death of his father, being raised as the ward of his wealthy, eccentric, impulsive, wealthy and impulsive aunt. The author, Evan Tanner, wrote under the [[PenName pseudonym]] of "Patrick Dennis", and used that name for his narrator.

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* TheGreatDepression: When most of the narrative takes place.


* HereWeGoAgain: The end scene of the 1958 movie has this vibe, with Auntie Mame dramatically declaring her plans to broaden her great-nephew's horizons.



* 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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* 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.house[[note]]In the 1974 film, it's a home for unwed mothers, which gets much the same reaction from the Uptons.[[/note]]


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* SheCleansUpNicely: Mame's mousy secretary Agnes Gooch looked rather fetching in the black velvet evening dress Mame has her wear.


The first novel was adapted into a 1956 play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee, which appeared on Broadway with 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).

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The first novel was adapted into a 1956 play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee, which appeared on Broadway with 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'' ''Theatre/{{Mame}}'' (starring Creator/AngelaLansbury), and this version in turn was made into a 1974 film (starring Creator/LucilleBall).



!!The various adaptations provide examples of:

* BeautifulAllAlong: The 1974 film has Mame and Vera give Agnes a makeover.

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!!The various 1950s adaptations provide examples of:

* BeautifulAllAlong: The 1974 film has Mame and Vera give Agnes a makeover.
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* ChristmasCreep: In the song "We Need a Little Christmas" from the musical ''Mame'', the lyric "But, Auntie Mame, it's one week past Thanksgiving Day now!" implies that it's far too early to be starting the Christmas season. These days that lyric is often changed to "one week ''from'' (or '' 'til'') Thanksgiving Day", as even most critics of Christmas Creep would not consider any time post-Thanksgiving to be too early by modern standards.



* DreamingOfAWhiteChristmas: Immediately after the "We Need a Little Christmas" number in the 1974 film, it starts snowing. (Not entirely unheard-of for New York in November, but still...)



* TimeshiftedActor: Patrick


* TheBore: The Upsons are an obnoxious mix of being both snobs and incredibly dull, having no interest in culture or broadening their minds, and content to stay in their upper class, antisemitic bubble. Gloria's "Ping pong ball" story says it all.



* CordonBleughChef: Doris Upson serves seafood with peanut butter.

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* CordonBleughChef: Doris Upson serves seafood with peanut butter.butter, and her husband prepares overly sweet daiquiris with honey.



* ForeignQueasine: At one point Mame serves the Upsons pickled rattlesnake.

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* ForeignQueasine: At one point Mame serves the Upsons pickled rattlesnake. Though they actually liked it before she told them what it was.



* JerkassHasAPoint: Babcock's right in that a school where one class involves the kids all being naked and apparently re-enacting fish mating probably isn't a suitable place for Patrick...or any child...'''ever'''.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Babcock's right in that a school where one class involves the kids all being naked and apparently re-enacting fish mating probably isn't a suitable place for Patrick...or any child...'''ever'''. Mame's pause after Patrick finishes explaining "Fish Family" implies even she wasn't prepared for that response.

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* SouthernGentleman: Beau fits the trope to a T.
* UnclePennybags: Beau Burnside, Mame's filthy rich and extremely generous husband. [[spoiler: And Auntie Mame herself once Beau unexpectedly dies and leaves her the 9th richest widow of the USA.]]


* BelligerentSexualTension: Patrick and his future wife [[spoiler: Pegeen]] spend pretty much of their time on page snarking at each other. It doesn't stop them in find some qualities in each other.



* SouthernBelle: Sally Cato, of the evil variety.
* UpperClassTwit: Gloria Upson, who talks constantly about friends with names like P.J. and Bunny and Franny.

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* SouthernBelle: Sally Cato, of the evil variety.
variety. Also Auntie Mame briefly attempts acting as it,but decides to drop it when she meets her in-laws.
* UpperClassTwit: Gloria Upson, who talks constantly about friends with names like P.J. and Bunny and Franny.
** The Maddox sisters are unbelievably so. They're unbearably snobbish, have delusions of grandeur and are completely useless in anything else.


* FunetikAksent

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* FunetikAksentFunetikAksent: Ito the Japanese butler, Norah the Irish maid and also the Mame's southern in-laws and their friends.



* MaidenAunt: Mame is very much a subversion of this.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Sally Cato (Beau's ex-girlfriend) tricks Mame into riding a crazy horse hoping that the fall kills her, but Mame miraculously manages to stay on saddle and gains everyone's respect for it. Also the town's veterinarian comes to publicly expose her scheme, ruining her public image.
* MaidenAunt: Mame is very much a subversion of this. The author has a fictional (and every bit traditional) MaidenAunt to compare

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Babcock's right in that a school where one class involves the kids all being naked and apparently re-enacting fish mating probably isn't a suitable place for Patrick...or any child...'''ever'''.

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