Hello, Dolly! (1969) Composer Jerry Herman's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical was adapted for the big screen in an outsize production featuring Barbra Streisand as matchmaker Dolly Levi, a role originated on stage by a much-older Carol Channing. When wealthy merchant Horace Vandergelder (Walter Matthau) hires Dolly to find a mate for him, she decides to win him over for herself. Songs include "Before the Parade Passes By" and the glorious title tune.
In 1967, Pearl Bailey & Cab Calloway headlined an all-black cast version of Hello, Dolly! The touring version was so successful, producer David Merrick took it to Broadway where it played to sold-out houses and revitalized the long running musical. Bailey was given a special Tony Award for her role and RCA made a second original cast album.
Hello, Dolly! 1969. Directed by Gene Kelly, fashion from the 1890s, oh and Babs! This is a movie I could not only sing every line, but i probably know every spoken line too...to a pathetic extent. Don't care though...LOVE!