May 24, 2010

From 1979: Jagger and Gideon!

I was originally going to do a post about Sandy Linter's 1979 book Disco Beauty today; I'm still researching it. Despite the presence of Gia in its pages and the adoration of All Things Carangi on the Internet, I am having a hell of a time finding stuff to crib for a post here.

As I was searching just before, I was singing this song to myself, as I often do; I think that if this blog had a theme song, this would be it. It's Peter Allen's "Everything Old Is New Again."
And this clip has Ann Reinking with some of her most glorious Bob Fosse moves, from the 1979 classic All That Jazz.

As always, enjoy.

Dancin' at church, Long Island jazzy parties
Waiter bring us some more Baccardi
Let's order now what they ordered then
'Cause everything old is new again

Get out your white suit, your tap shoes and tails
Let's go backwards when forward fails
And movie stars you thought were alone then
Now are framed beside your bed

Don't throw the past away
You might need it some rainy day
Dreams can come true again
When everything old is new again


  1. Adorable. Thanks for making my morning.

  2. What a wonderful clip (even without sound)! I haven't watched that movie in a long while. Gosh, I wish I were a dancer. :)

  3. Guys, I am so glad you like it. It's just delightful, isn't it?

    Here is a bit of trivia: Ann Reinking, who was Bob Fosse's real-life lover for many years, was audition three times for her part in All That Jazz. Finally, Gwen Verdon, Fosse's ex-wife and erstwhie foe of Reinking (naturally) intervened. "Bob," Verdon said, "Stop making the girl audition to play the role she's already had for years."

  4. Oh thank you for this - I just love this movie and this scene is so fun and sweet and genuine.