Tuesday, February 26, 2013

1988's Hairspray with Sonny Bono, Colleen Fitzpatrick and Debbie Harry

Sonny Bono as "Franklin von Tussie, "Colleen Fitzpatrick as "Amber von Tussie, " and Debbie Harry as "Velma von Tussie," in John Waters' "Hairspray, 1988.


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Hairspray (released on Feb. 26, 1988) is a comedy film written and directed by John Waters. Set in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, the film revolves around self-proclaimed "pleasantly plump" teenager Tracy Turnblad as she pursues stardom as a dancer on a local TV show and rallies against racial segregation.
Hairspray was only a moderate success upon its initial theatrical release, earning a modest gross of $8 million. However, it managed to attract a larger audience on home video in the early 1990s and became a cult classic.
In 2002, the film was adapted into a Broadway musical of the same name, which won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical in 2003. A second film version of Hairspray, an adaptation of the stage musical, was also released by New Line Cinema in 2007, which included many changes of scripted items from the original.

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Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono (February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) was an American recording artist, record producer, actor, and politician whose career spanned over three decades.
Most remember him best with his wife Cher as: Sonny & Cher.  They were an American pop music duo, actors, singers and entertainers in the 1960s and 1970s.
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Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick (born July 20, 1972) is an American pop music singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress better known by her stage name, Vitamin C. As an actress, she has appeared in the films Hairspray, Get Over It, Da Hip Hop Witch, Scary Movie 2, and Dracula 2000.
Mattel released a Vitamin C doll in 2000. She was a video game character in the game EA Sports Triple Play and she has her own Tommy Hilfiger lipstick color developed after her signature yellow and orange hair.
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Deborah Ann "Debbie" Harry (born July 1, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter and actress, best known for being the lead singer of the punk rock and new wave band Blondie. She has also had success as a solo artist. Her acting career spans over thirty film roles and numerous television appearances.

1 comment:

ONeal said...

Sonny Bono, I remember watching the Sonny and Cher Show on tv. I guess variety shows are a thing of the past.

Debbie Harry, I had no idea she was an actress. I only remember her from "Blondie".