Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mike Nichols and Elaine May on "What's My Line?"

Their appearance begins at 16:47.

Mike Nichols, Urban Director Loved by Crowds and  Critics, Dies at 83.  (11/20/2014)
Especially consistent was his wry and savvy sensibility regarding behavior, derived in part from his early success in nightclubs and on television with Ms. May. Their program of satirical sketches depicting one-on-one moments of social interaction reached Broadway, where “An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May” opened in October 1960 and ran for more than 300 performances; the recording of their show won a Grammy Award.

Related articles/links:
Who's Afraid of Nichols and May?  (Vanity Fair, January 2013)
Nichols & May:  The Cool Parents of Modern Comedy.  (SplitSider, 8/9/2011)
Elaine May in conversation with Mike Nichols.  (Film Comment, 2006)
Playbill:  "An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May".

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