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2010-05-19 08:14:00

LOS ANGELES, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: "Carmen Miranda- The Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat." World Premiere engagement of a new musical. WHO: Written by Sam Mossler. Directed by Adam Schlachter. Musical director: Dennis Kaye. Choreographed by Daniel Coffman. Presented by Tocayo Productions, Inc. in association with Hudson Theatricals. Magi Avila toplines the cast of eleven. WHERE: Hudson Backstage Theatre, 6339 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038. WHEN: Previews May 21-23. Opens...

2008-06-22 12:00:21

By Chris Hicks Deseret News Kudos to Fox Home Entertainment for the new DVD set "The Carmen Miranda Collection," which pays homage to the South American star who knocked the socks off American audiences in flamboyant musicals during World War II. In her heyday, Miranda was known as the Brazilian Bombshell (although she was actually born in Portugal). Today she is primarily remembered as an iconic image -- the South American dancer in the colorful flowing dress with fruit piled on her...

2005-12-28 12:22:10

By Fernanda Ezabella RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - With her tropical-fruit headdresses and a smile as wide as Copacabana Beach, Carmen Miranda remains an instantly recognizable show business figure 50 years after her death. Decades before Brazilian music and women became appreciated worldwide, she took the swing of samba from Rio de Janeiro to Hollywood and became one of the highest-paid entertainers in the United States. By the end of her life, however, Hollywood had...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.