Friday, January 30, 2009

Mistaken Identities, First Lady Edition

Of course, I know this is the effervescent Miss Ruby Keeler in her late-in-life triumph in No! No! Nanette! in the early 70s.

But when I stumbled across the image recently, my first thought was that it was Nancy Reagan on one last Happy Pill binge, having her final Helen Lawson moment.


  1. But Broadway doesn't go for booze and dope!

  2. you can always tell which one is Nancy Reagan in any photograph--she's the one without any collarbones, and therefore no shoulders. She could never wear spaghetti straps since they'd slide right off!

  3. you get outta my way! i got a man waitin' for me!

  4. You must read Don Dunn's "The Making of 'No, No, Nanette'."

    Lots of delish dish.

    Once you read it, the name Cyma Rubin will never leave you.