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This is an ORIGINAL PERFORMING ARTS Magazine. California's Theatre and Music Magazine. it is from August 1982. The cover features artwork illustration by Al Hirschfeld.

Magazie has light wear and creases on middle from being held, and it measures 8-1/2" x 11" with 80 pages and inset information

It is a magazine issued for the Tony nominated play when it was at the Los Angeles Civic Light Opersa at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion. It was for the starring Tony Award Winner Carol Channing,

HELLO, DOLLY!

Magazine is in good shape for it's age, it has 11 pages with great Photo images of the cast and production staff from this stage production, as well as behind the scenes info on the stage production.

Nice keepsake for the Theatre lover!

Hello, Dolly! is a musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955.

Hello, Dolly! was first produced on Broadway by David Merrick in 1964, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical and nine other Tonys. The show album Hello, Dolly! An Original Cast Recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. The show has become one of the most enduring musical theatre hits, enjoying three Broadway revivals and international success. It was also made into a 1969 film that was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

The plot of Hello, Dolly! originated in Einen Jux will er sich machen (He Wants to Go Off On a Spree), an 1842 play by Austrian Johann Nestroy, which was itself based on an 1835 English play, A Day Well Spent. Wilder adapted Nestroy's play into his 1938 farcical play, The Merchant of Yonkers, a flop, which he revised, expanding the role of Dolly, and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955, starring Ruth Gordon. The Matchmaker became a hit and was much revived and made into a 1958 film of the same name starring Shirley Booth. The story of a meddlesome widow who strives to bring romance to several couples and herself in a big city restaurant also features prominently in the 1891 hit musical A Trip to Chinatown.

Although the part of Dolly Levi in the musical was originally written for Ethel Merman, she turned it down, as did Mary Martin (although each later played it). Merrick then considered Nancy Walker, but eventually Carol Channing was hired, giving her the opportunity to create her most memorable role. Director Gower Champion was not the producer's first choice as Hal Prince and others (among them Jerome Robbins and Joe Layton) all turned down the job of directing the musical.

Hello, Dolly! had rocky out-of-town tryouts in Detroit and Washington, D.C. After receiving the reviews, the creators made major changes to the script and score, including adding the song "Before the Parade Passes By." The show was originally entitled Dolly, A Damned Exasperating Woman, until Merrick heard Louis Armstrong's recording of the song and changed the name of the show.

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MORE INFO ON CAROL CHANNING: Carol Elaine Channing (born January 31, 1921, Seattle, Washington) is an American singer and actress. She is the recipient of three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Channing is best remembered for her role on the Broadway stage as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!

She is world renowned for her reedy voice, her wide eyes and smile, and her star presence. Her distinctive voice and persona are frequently parodied.

Channing was born in Seattle, Washington to George and Carol née Glaser, and was their only child. Her father was a journalist, whose newspaper career took the family to San Francisco when Channing was only two weeks old. She went to school at Aptos Junior High School, where she met and fell in love with an Armenian-American boy named Harry Kullijian. They lost touch when she went to Lowell High School in San Francisco. At Lowell, Channing was a member of its famed Lowell Forensic Society, the nation's oldest high school debate team.

According to Channing's memoirs, when she left home to attend Bennington College in Vermont, her mother informed her that her father, a journalist who Carol had believed was born in Rhode Island, had in fact been born in Augusta, Georgia to a German American father and an African American mother. According to Channing's account, her mother reportedly didn't want [Channing] to be surprised "if she had a black baby". Channing kept this a secret to avoid any problems on Broadway and in Hollywood, ultimately revealing it only in her autobiography, Just Lucky I Guess, published in 2002 when she was 81 years old. Channing's autobiography, containing a photograph of her mother, does not have any photos of her father or son. Her book also states that her father's birth certificate was destroyed in a fire.

Channing was introduced to the stage while doing church work for her mother. In a 2005 interview with the Austin Chronicle, Channing recounted this experience:

"My mother said, 'Carol, would you like to help me distribute Christian Science Monitors backstage at the live theatres in San Francisco?' And I said, 'All right, I'll help you.' I don't know how old I was. I must have been little. We went through the stage door alley [for the Curran Theatre], and I couldn't get the stage door open. My mother came and opened it very easily. Anyway, my mother went to put the Monitors where they were supposed to go for the actors and the crew and the musicians, and she left me alone. And I stood there and realized – I'll never forget it because it came over me so strongly – that this is a temple. This is a cathedral. It's a mosque. It's a mother church. This is for people who have gotten a glimpse of creation and all they do is recreate it. I stood there and wanted to kiss the floorboards."

Channing's first job on stage in New York was in Marc Blitzstein's No For an Answer, which was given two special Sunday performances starting January 5, 1941 at the Mecca Temple (later New York's City Center). Channing then moved to Broadway for Let's Face It!, in which she was an understudy for Eve Arden. Decades later, Arden would play "Dolly" in a road company after Channing finally relinquished the role.

Five years later, Channing had a featured role in a revue, Lend an Ear. She was spotted by author Anita Loos and cast in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as Lorelei Lee, the role that brought her to prominence. (Her signature song from the production was Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend.) Channing's persona was strikingly like that of the character: simultaneously smart yet scattered, naïve yet worldly.

Channing came to national prominence as the star of Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly! She never missed a performance during her run, attributing her good health to her Christian Science faith. Her performance won her the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, in a year when her chief competition was Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl. She was deeply disappointed when Streisand, who many believed to be far too young for the role, signed on to play the role of Dolly Levi in the film, which also starred Walter Matthau and Michael Crawford.

She reprised the role of Lorelei Lee in the musical Lorelei. She also appeared in two New York revivals of Hello, Dolly!, and toured with it extensively throughout the United States. She also appeared in a number of movies, including the cult film Skidoo and Thoroughly Modern Millie, opposite Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore. For Millie she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 1966 she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre. During her film career she also made some TV show cameos and did voice overs in cartoons. One of her best known voice over roles was Canina LeFur in the Disney show Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers.

Channing was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 1995, and an honorary doctorate in Fine Arts by California State University, Stanislaus in 2004.That same year, she received the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre. She and husband Harry are active in promoting arts education in California schools. The couple resides in the Central Valley, California city of Modesto.

She has been married four times. Her first husband, Theodore Naidish, was a writer. Her second, Alexander Carson, played center for the Ottawa Rough Riders Canadian football team. They had one son, Channing, who took his stepfather's surname and is now a Pulitzer-prize-nominated cartoonist publishing under the name Chan Lowe. In 1956 she married her manager and publicist, Charles Lowe. They remained married for 42 years, but she abruptly filed for divorce in 1998. He died before the divorce was finalized. After Lowe's death and until shortly before her fourth marriage, the actress's companion was Roger Denny, an interior decorator.

On May 10, 2003, she married Harry Kullijian, her fourth husband and junior high school sweetheart, who reunited with her after she mentioned him fondly in her memoir. The two performed at their old junior high school, which had become Aptos Middle School, in a benefit for the school. At Lowell High School, they renamed the school's auditorium "The Carol Channing Theatre" in her honor. The City of San Francisco, California proclaimed February 25, 2002 to be Carol Channing Day, for her advocacy of gay rights and her appearance as the celebrity host of the Gay Pride Day festivities in Hollywood. She shared the stage with Richard Skipper, a Carol Channing tribute artist.

MORE INFO ON HIRSCHFELD: Famous caricaturist of Broadway and movie stars since the 1920s.

On what would have been his 100th birthday - June 21, 2003 - the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway was renamed the Al Hirschfeld Theater.

Hirschfeld called French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec a major influence on his work.

His father, Isaac, was a "house husband," staying home and caring for the children while Hirschfeld's mother, Rebecca, went out and supported the family.

His first theatrical caricature (of Sacha Guitry) was published by the New York Herald Tribune in 1926.

His widow Louise and her late husband, Leo Kerz, were good friends of Hirschfeld and his late wife, Dolly.

CBS hired Hirschfeld to draw caricatures of the casts of its entire 1963 Fall schedule. His sketch of Lucille Ball (from "Lucy Show, The" (1962)) was later reproduced by the Museum of Broadcasting for its First Lady of Comedy tribute poster in 1984.

Since his caricature of Harry Lauder appeared in the 29 January 1928 New York Times, Hirschfeld's work for the paper (an estimated 7,000 pieces) was done on a freelance basis; in 1990, the Times offered him a contract.

The youngest of three brothers.

To be caricatured by Hirschfeld was considered a milestone for an artist, a sign that he or she had made an indelible mark in their chosen field.

Daughter 'Nina Hirschfeld' was born on 20 October 1945. Finding the "Ninas" in his caricatures became an American ritual. The U.S. Department of Defense used his drawings in an exercise, blowing them up on a giant screen and giving 100 pilots 20 seconds to find the hidden "Ninas."

In 1991, the United States Postal Service released five stamps it commissioned from Hirschfeld: Laurel & Hardy, Jack Benny, Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, Abbott & Costello, and Fanny Brice. A new series was issued in 1994: Rudolf Valentino, Clara Bow, Charles Chaplin, John Gilbert, Lon Chaney, the Keystone Cops, Theda Bara, Zasu Pitts, Harold Lloyd, and Buster Keaton. For the first and only time, the USPS allowed the artist's name and hidden writing in both issues ("NINA," of course).

Co-edited a satirical journal, Americana, with Alexander King in the early 1930s.

Because he was considered a living civic institution, Hirschfeld was officially designated a landmark in 1996 by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

Drew 37 covers for TV Guide.

In 1975, he received a Special Tony Award "for 50 years of theatrical cartoons."

He was awarded the U.S. National Medal of Arts in 2002 from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Was heavily critical of early Disney animation for its pervasive realism. Years later, however, Disney would cite his drawings as inspiration in films like "Aladdin" and "Fantasia 2000."

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HELLO DOLLY Original Civic Light Opera CAROL CHANNING MAGAZINE
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