Episode 065: Cocktail Dresses and “All That Jazz”

Kate’s put on her finest little black dress to give Josh an introduction to the history of cocktail dresses before we descend into the dexedrine-fueled Bob Fosse fantasia that is “All That Jazz.” Join us!

Here’s one of Christian Dior’s signature cocktail dresses: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/C.I.63.36a-c

Clips that show how much Michael Jackson was inspired by Bob Fosse are all over Youtube. Here’s one of Fosse’s dance from The Little Prince (1974), mashed up with “Billie Jean”:

The BBC’s Melvyn Bragg interviewed Fosse about “All That Jazz” around the time of its release:

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