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CHRISTMAS MOVIES: ‘Auntie Mame’

Next up on the Defective Geeks Holiday Movie Extravaganza is one of my favorite films, Auntie Mame.

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Auntie Mame is about an utterly fabulous free thinking east coast woman, Mame, who winds up becoming the legal guardian to her orphaned nephew. Her nephew, Patrick, was raised very conservatively and through Patrick’s eyes we are introduced to her bohemian lifestyle, theatrical friends, and the trials and tribulations the new family faces when the Great Depression hits, when Patrick is taken away to a boarding school against Mame’s wishes, and the reaction when he returns with a less than desirable fiancé. Rosalind Russell shines as Mame, and is as eccentric in personality as each of her fabulous outfits.

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