Marlo Thomas "That Girl" in New York - Vintage footage: Behind the Scenes Location Shoot*

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by dirwuf, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. dirwuf

    dirwuf Raccoon of the Year Thread Starter

    Fairfield, CT
    I'm assuming this is from the dvd set, fantastic New York location footage shot for the first season...narrated by Marlo Thomas and creator Bill Persky.

  2. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    That was very interesting, and this is from someone who did not care for That Girl.
  3. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    That's amazing footage, even more incredible that it survives after more than 50 years and that Denoff and Thomas are around to narrate it.
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  4. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident

    Bill Persky

    Sam Denoff died in 2011
  5. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your Host Your Host

    Looked great. Thanks. Loved her in that show.
  6. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    Thanks for posting this.
    My wife loved and still loves Marlo and the show so I'll have to show her this .

    And , because Marlo Thomas doesn't come up much in threads around here .. I don't get to tell my Marlo story much.

    Probably twenty years ago Marlo and her husband Phil Donahue came into my store and bought a Strat for Phil's son for his birthday .

    She asked me if we wrapped ?
    I kind of smiled and said no and if you saw how I wrapped you wouldn't even ask.:p

    To her every lasting credit in my book, she went out down the block, bought some wrapping paper came back and got down on her knees on the floor
    in a lesson room and wrapped the guitar in its case without a hint of attitude.

    She was just like the personality she projected on That Girl.

    I'll always respect her for that, not to mention the entire St. Jude hospital thing her father started and she still participates in as far as I know.
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  7. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    Thanks for sharing that story Glenn!

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  8. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    As I mentioned last night, my wife is a big fan so she really enjoyed watching the video you posted so thanks again .
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  9. stereoguy

    stereoguy Its Gotta Be True Stereo!

    Absolutely GREAT footage. Since I live here in NYC, all those locations are familiar to me, and its fun to see how they looked in 1967. I loved seeing the old Green NYC buses, and the Cream and Green Taxi cabs.
    I worked just a block away from the Seegrams building (where Don Holliger worked in the show).

    How nice that in 1967 you didnt see Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks and Subway every block.

    Thank you for posting that!
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  10. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
  11. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    Good stuff,one of the classic shows in TV history.
  12. feinstei9415

    feinstei9415 Forum Resident

    South Bend, IN
    She narrates the St. Jude fundraising commercials on TV, so I believe that she's deeply involved in its operation and survival. What a heroic thing Danny Thomas did to start this institution. You can direct Amazon to donate percentage of your purchases (at no extra charge to you) on Amazon to St. Jude by buying your stuff through the website portal instead of the usual website....
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  13. Fregly

    Fregly Well-Known Member

    I thought New Girl with the wonderful Zooey Dechannel was going to be a modern That Girl mixed with Mike Leigh's Happy go lucky and then it was quickly turned into an ensemble Friends type thing, with Zooey made equivalent to the weak cast. People watched it so what do I know.
  14. quicksilverbudie

    quicksilverbudie quicksilverbudie

    Family Guy did a good spoof on that....another crush I had when I was a kid, she was gorgeous. I still remember Phil Donahue interviewing her in the 70s, I think he proposed shortly after! :D

  15. dewey02

    dewey02 Forum Resident

    The mid-South.
    Is anyone else hearing her introduce herself as "Marlo Thompson?"
    I've played this a few times and I keep hearing her say Thompson.
  16. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    This is footage is from the first or second season DVD set, as I own both. The opening for Seasons "2 through 4" were my favorite. Great visuals and that great theme by the late Earle Hagen. (Heard and seen around the 2:05 mark of the following clip) ...

    That Girl Season Two, Episode One Pass the Potatoes, Ethel Merman
  17. Tanx

    Tanx Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    Amazing footage--thanks for posting this.

    It's interesting how formally everyone dressed back then (and how it would all change just a couple years later).
  18. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    Adding to my post above, regarding the opening titles sequence for Seasons 2 through 4 (and 5th, if you count the added vocal version of the theme), was done by the late Reza Badiyi.

    Reza, sadly uncredited for his brilliant openings, was responsible for "That Girl" (Seasons 2 through 5), "The original Jack Lord opening of Hawaii-5-O", "Get Smart" and of course, his most infamous, the classic opening titles of "That OTHER Girl" ...

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  19. telliott

    telliott Forum Resident

    I just discovered "That Girl" on Hulu. Not sure if I will stick with it. I barely remember it from it's original run.
  20. Yes, a fun watch connected to a terrible show.
  21. Dirkwkirk

    Dirkwkirk Forum Resident

    I remember that show. Watched it all the time. Thought Marlo was a looker. I was a youngster.
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  22. apesfan

    apesfan Forum Resident

    Yeah it was a cute show that my mom loved. Even at 7- 10 years old I had a crush on Marlo. Wonderful memories, thanks all, John.
  23. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

    mill valley CA USA
    That was great. Thanks
  24. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Forum Resident

    That was fun, I just saw her out dining in an Italian restaurant with Phil Donahue not long ago. I thought there are two former massive cultural icons that have almost completely dropped from the public’s consciousness.
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  25. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

    mill valley CA USA
    Which is probably a nice thing for them. To have had the massive fame and now to have a more “normal” life.
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