Before there was "Dancing with the Stars," there was Mitzi Gaynor - television's original star dancer! From 1968 to 1978, Gaynor dazzled audiences with her annual, award-winning, network TV variety spectaculars - averaging over 30 million viewers each - showcasing the singing, dancing and comedic talents that made her a star in the theatre, film, television, nightclub and concert worlds.
MITZI GAYNOR: RAZZLE DAZZLE! THE SPECIAL YEARS is a documentary that captures the creative excellence, the brilliant fusion of song and dance, the glamorous Bob Mackie costumes and the non-stop excitement that were the hallmark of her glittering annual television events. Experience the ground breaking performances, many unseen for three decades, as well as photos and footage from Gaynor's personal archive that illuminate the behind-the-scenes stories and impact of her landmark 17-time Emmy®-nominated and 6-time Emmy®-winning television events.
Also features memorable moments with special guest stars, friends and colleagues such as Bob Mackie, Carl Reiner, director/choreographer Tony Charmoli, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O’Hara, author/journalist Rex Reed and dancers Alton Ruff and Randy Doney. Among the classic performances featured in the documentary are numbers choreographed by some of the film and theatrical dance world's most influential choreographers including Peter Gennaro, Danny Daniels and Robert Sidney.
A reflective and entertaining glimpse into the television variety show at its zenith. MITZI GAYNOR: RAZZLE DAZZLE! THE SPECIAL YEARS was awarded its own Emmy Award for Best Entertainment Special/Program in 2009. (Exclusively distributed by Polly O. Entertainment, LLC.)