Liza Minnelli and her fellow Cabaret stars gathered at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre last night for the unveiling of the newly restored Cabaret.
The UK Press Association reports:
The veteran actress was joined by Joel Grey and Michael York for the musical’s relaunch at the opening of the four-day TCM Classic Film Festival, marking the film’s 40th anniversary.
Liza, 66, whose turn as cabaret singer Sally Bowles captured a best actress Academy Award and cemented her young stardom, said making Cabaret was a joyful “secret,” filmed in Munich and far away from meddling US studio bosses.
Director Bob Fosse “got away with murder. We all did,” she added.
“We’d take chances, and the studio would send notes like, ‘Too cloudy. It will break up on drive-in (screens),’” she recalled. “Fosse would read that out loud, tear it up and throw it over his shoulder – in front of the whole cast and crew.”
Set in 1930s Berlin, with German life darkening under the Nazi Party’s rise, the film was based on the 1966 Broadway musical adapted from Christopher Isherwood’s short novels.
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