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Re: Anything Goes
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2337  Monday, 25 November 2002

From:           R. A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Friday, 22 Nov 2002 07:41:39 -0600
Subject: 13.2327 Re: Anything Goes
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2327 Re: Anything Goes

>Not even so much as "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" influenced
>"Scooby-Doo", in my opinion.  But surely "influence" is a dangerously
>multivalent word?  One need not be a Bloomite to recognize that
>Shakespeare is a major ingredient of the cultural soup we all stew in,
>even the outright illiterates.

I too hope that C. Weinstein remains among us. FYI, in the first season
of Dobie Gillis, Warren Beattie played the rich kid (Chatsworth Osborne
III), and Tuesday Weld played the siren (muse) and her character's name
was Thalia Menninger. Max Shulman was having a conversation with someone
other than my fourteen year old psyche. He landed a haymaker with
Maynard G. Krebs  (from which  I never recovered).

All the best,
R.A. Cantrell

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