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JJ Folklore: Odd custom in 'Meet Me in St. Louis' (48) RE: Folklore: Odd custom in 'Meet Me in St. Louis' 18 Dec 07

Chill Wills wasn't the voice of Mr. Ed. That was Allan "Rocky" Lane.

The blurb on the back of the published script of OH! CALCUTTA! mentions that the title of the revue is "taken from the title of a painting by the French Surrealist pinter Clovis Trouille, which contains a phonetic French pun."

They then give the title, but as "Oh! Quelle blank-blank-blank t'as!"

They freely translate this as, "Oh! What a lovely blank-blank-blank you have!"

Wow, they were bold in 1969!

Clovis himself wrote, "The ass of Oh! Calcutta forms a perfect circle designed to suggest the conquest of the moon."

Oh, now I get it!

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