"With an incomparable voice and presence, Carol Channing burst onto the Broadway scene in 1941, rising to stardom with lead roles in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Hello, Dolly. No stranger to documenting Broadway heavy-hitters, Dori Bernstein profiles the iconic star’s expansive career and vivacious persona. Now 90 years old, Channing is as outspoken and vibrant as ever, batting her signature false eyelashes and flashing her mile-wide smile as she candidly recounts tales of showbiz. A late-in-life romance seems to fuel this unstoppable entertainer. Now in her seventh year of marriage to her junior-high sweetheart, after nearly 70 years apart, Channing shows us true love may be the key to youth and vitality. An advocate for gay rights and AIDS awareness, Channing still lights up the stage with song and dance. You’re looking swell, Dolly, and it’s so nice to have you back where you belong. - Lynne Crocker." --Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
Featuring interviews with Barbara Walters, Tippi Hedren, Lily Tomlin and Phyllis Diller.
- 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, New York
- 2011 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
- 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Dori Berinstein is a Broadway producer and an award-winning director, producer, and writer of film and TV. Her 11 Broadway shows include: Legally Blonde (seven Olivier nominations), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award), The Crucible (Tony nomination), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Tony Award), Fool Moon (Tony Award), and Flower Drum Song (Tony nomination).
Director: Dori Berinstein Writers: Dori Berinstein, Adam Zucker Producer: Dori Berinstein Cinematographer: Rob VanAlkemade Editor: Adam Zucker Music: Craig Sharmat Subjects: Carol Channing, Barbara Walters, Phyllis Diller, Tippi Hedren, Chita Rivera, Lily Tomlin, Loni Anderson, Kaye Ballard, Jerry Herman