Also seen briefly are Hal Linden, Jule Styne, Cy Coleman, Tammy Grimes, Petula Clark, Vivian Blaine, Josephine Premice, Eve Arden, and Vincent Sardi. Merman’s songs include “What I Did For Love” from “A Chorus Line” and a rare version of “All That Jazz” from “Chicago”.
I LOVE watching Ethel walking up Shubert alley with that huge umbrella in that rain and with the wind blowing. Ethel is really charming as she talks to the audience. I remember how loyal Ethel was to Hamlisch — singing WHAT I DID FOR LOVE on all the TV shows she did during that period. — Star Sky
Great fun. Casual, relaxed, and invigorating all at once. Never thought I’d hear Ethel Merman singing “All That Jazz” from “Chicago.” That, alone, makes this video something to be watched repeatedly. Thank you for this GEM! — Karen Ledder
WATCH THIS GREAT 13 MIN VIDEO: Ethel Merman and Marvin Hamlisch at Sardis (1976)
Remembering Ethel Merman, (January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) and Marvin Hamlisch (June 2, 1944 — August 6, 2012)