Do you know the name Marni Nixon? You know the voice. And you should know the name.
And that’s the whole point. We all have our heroes, and she’s one of mine. I’d always been fascinated with her career, having read her 2006 memoir, I Could Have Sung All Night: My Story, years ago. I devoured it, amazed at how she dubbed Audrey Hepburn singing in “My Fair Lady”, Natalie Wood in “West Side Story” (“I Feel Pretty”), and WAY more.
Marni Nixon led the way in dubbing, when those who dubbed were not ever credited. She was a singer, one who led the way in crediting talent. A ghost singer, she was called.
This is incredibly exciting news, for Boston and for all small independent movie theaters, as this was not the case for many. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, it hit theaters hard.
When I was in my 20’s, I lived in South Boston and would often find myself in Harvard Square with friends at the marvelous little theater that just felt so cozy, would play classic and new films and was just…the best. I took myself a couple of times, as my own date, too. The smaller theater, the sense of walking into history, into community, into a local spot, reminded me of being a little girl in Hollywood. These memories are the best, and every time I’m back in Boston, I try to go. In fact, anytime I travel, I keep an eye out for the local independent theaters, to get the feeling of being home away from home.
This voiceover nerd was beyond excited to be back in-person at a recording studio this month. Will June 2021 become the month our world (kinda, sorta, but not really) goes back to ‘normal’?
Who really knows what ‘normal’ is anymore anyway? read more…
“Say cheese!” It’s the age-old formula for the perfect smile when you have your picture taken. When you look into the camera and position your teeth just so to make the “ch” sound, science says it creates an automatic smile. For me, the biggest, most honest smile happens when I can simply be myself. And the most genuine version of myself doesn’t just say cheese. She says “Cheesy!” read more…