Thursday, June 30, 2011

NEIL HAMBURGER: DORA HALL 101

You will simply never see a show like this anywhere, ever.

"DORA HALL was the undisputed queen of vanity entertainment. Dora's husband was Leo Hulseman, the founder of the immensely successful Solo Cup Company, and a man who was quite happy to delve into Solo's apparently bottomless coffers to finance dozens of record releases by his wife, all of which were given away free of charge with packages of plastic cups and plates during the 1960's. Not content with her "success" in the record business, in the 1970's and 1980's Dora branched out with several full-blown Solo-financed TV specials designed to make her a star--despite the fact that she was an elderly grandmother with limited show business experience." - TV Heaven

If that wasn't awesome enough, Neil Hamburger is the world's leading expert in all things Dora, and MR. HAMBURGER WILL BE AT THIS YEAR'S EVERYTHING IS FESTIVAL! JUNE 3RD! 2:30PM!

6 comments :

Junny said...

I bet she died a decade ago.

Anonymous said...

Who knows, maybe this new way won't be so bad...

Phineas said...

She seems like the type of classic performer you don't see around anymore. Probably because minstrel shows are no longer acceptable THANKS TO OBAMA!!!

Anonymous said...

I have long searched for a copy of "Imagine That!", one of Dora Hall's specials, to send in to EIT. I had a copy when I was a kid, and it is completely nuts (it's the part of this video where Dora slides down a rainbow dressed as an elf). I thought it was something I dreamed up for years!

Here's the only parts of it I could find on the internet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zNlvLqqg18

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ccEV4nsPsM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY1OJNVNczQ

D.G. Platt said...
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David Sherr said...

I played on some of those records. See http://www.belairjazz.org for a few more details. Go to Inside Studio A and scroll down or search Dora Hall.