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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Witchy Woman

Angela Lansbury birthday is today, October 16, and as I noted back here, October seems to be a significant month for Bedknobs and Broomsticks—and that seems entirely appropriate for this musical fantasy featuring witchcraft, black cats, ancient spells and, yes, broomsticks. The amazingly talented Ms. Lansbury—she is the recipient of an incredible five Tony Awards (including one she was awarded in 2009), six Golden Globes, not to mention numerous Oscar and Emmy nominations—stars as apprentice witch Miss Eglantine Price. Miss Price is, as producer-co-writer Bill Walsh explained, a "typical" English witch: "Not hags with pointed hats, but little ladies who live quietly and grow roses and don’t make a big thing about it. There’s kind of a nice, homey, folksy quality about an English witch.” Pictured here is one of the splendid lobby cards from the film's original 1971 release and it shows the spellbinding Angela Lansbury as the spell-casting Miss Price to bewitching effect. For more info on this   enchanting film, be sure and check out the article I wrote all about Bedknobs and Broomsticks for the D23 website. One of the subjects covered is the October significance for Disney's big screen movie-musical, starring the always entrancing Angela Lansbury.

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