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Another red-letter day in Julie-history. Thoroughly Modern Millie premiered fifty years ago on 21 March 1967 at the Criterion Theatre in New York City.

Stars Carol Channing, Mary Tyler Moore, Beatrice Lillie and James Fox joined a glittering first-night audience including Ethel Merman, Myrna Loy, Ed Sullivan, Lee Remick, Richard Chamberlain, David Merrick and others. Julie was unable to attend due to filming commitments for Star! but she was on hand for the film’s even more lavish West Coast Premiere two weeks later on April 13 at the Warner Theatre, Hollywood.

So beat the drums cause our Millie is a thoroughly Golden Girl now!

Sources:

Crowther, Bosley. “Screen: ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’:Pleasant Spoof of 20’s.” The New York Times. 23 March 1967: 42.

“‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ Benefits Museum at Opening.” The New York Times. 22 March 1967: 19.

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