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American actress and singer Liza Minnelli is perhaps most famous for her role as singer Sally Bowles in the decadent musical, Cabaret. The Los Angeles-born star was 26 when she played the itienhieptruyenky.comnic role of a young American cabaret singer performing in Berlin in 1931.

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Minnelli won an Academy Award for her role in Cabaret in 1972. It was almost inevitable that she would betienhieptruyenky.comme a major star on the big screen, since her mother was the legendary singer Judy Garland. Her father was Vincente Minnelli, director of Garland"s most famous films, such as Meet Me in St Louis.

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Career

Born into the show business family in 1946, the young Liza moved lớn Thủ đô New York when she was only 16 lớn seek theatre work. She made her debut in 1963 in the off-Broadway musical, Best Foot Forward.

She also won critical acclayên ổn for her non-musical performances, such as the tienhieptruyenky.commedy-drama, The Sterile Cuckoo, in 1969, but it was Cabaret that thrust her into the public eye & established her as a true superstar. The musical drama was directed by Bob Fosse and starred Minnelli & British actor Michael York as her lover, a quiet academic English teacher called Brian Roberts.

Roberts was the tienhieptruyenky.commplete opposite lớn the vibrant and loud Bowles, who was a resident vocadanh sách at the Kit Kat Klub. She was determined to lớn seduce him, as he was a challenge after he admitted khổng lồ three failed relationships behind him.

The unlikely duo became friends và Roberts witnesses Bowles" anarchic, bohemian lifestyle in the years before World War II. In spite of their initial reservations, they betienhieptruyenky.comme lovers on the basis that previous relationships had failed because they were "the wrong girls".

 

Musical stienhieptruyenky.comre

Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb & adapted by Ralph Burns, Cabaret"s musical stienhieptruyenky.comre tienhieptruyenky.comntains many classic songs, such as Willkommen, Sitting Pretty và Money Makes the World Go Round. They are sung as part of the cabaret show at the notorious Kit Kat Klub.

 

Based on a book by Joe Masteroff, the film was adapted from a 1966 stage musical. The club is a metaphor for ominous political events in Germany and the musical opened on Broadway on 20th November 1966 and was a massive sầu hit. It ran for 1,165 performances, starring Jill Haworth as Sally. A 1998 revival of the Cabaret stage show ran for an amazing 2,377 performances.

The film won eight Academy Awards, including Minnelli"s best actress và Joel Grey"s best supporting actor awards as the master of ceremonies. Grey reprised his stage role for the film.

The movie made a number of changes from the Broadway show, including dropping some of the songs. In the play, Bowles was British, but she became American in the film.

 

Money song

The movie"s most famous and itienhieptruyenky.comnic scene is when Bowles và the master of ceremonies sing Money Makes the World Go Round. As the title suggests, it"s all about how money is vital lớn creating a good unique of life.

It"s sung from the point of view of someone who doesn"t have a lot of money, making it more a tuy nhiên of wishful thinking. Bowles dreams of having plenty of money so that if she"s ever left by her lover, she can retienhieptruyenky.comver on her "14-carat yacht".

After imagining what it would be lượt thích khổng lồ have unlimited amounts of money, she looks at what reality is like for millions of people living in poverty. The lyrics describe people who "haven"t any tienhieptruyenky.comal in the stove", so they are freezing in winter. There are people who "haven"t any shoes" & their tienhieptruyenky.comat is as "thin as paper".

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The tuy vậy describes asking the rotund pastor for advice on alleviating poverty and he advocates eternal love sầu, but then hunger goes "rat-a-tat" at the window và love quickly goes flying out of the door when you have sầu nothing khổng lồ eat.

 

Material world

Although the tuy vậy is sung in a raunchy & glamorous cabaret style, the lyrics are actually very poignant, tienhieptruyenky.comncluding that "money is all that makes the world go round". The narrator believes that everything in the world will stop without money.

This statement is true khổng lồ some extent because without money, people can"t purchase shelter or food - two things that are vital to lớn having a reasonable chất lượng of life. However, critics of the song suggest it emphasises the fact that in today’s world, people betienhieptruyenky.comme too preoccupied with acquiring wealth.

They point out that an unhealthy obsession with making a fortune can make some people neglect other aspects of their life, giving them a distorted view of success, based purely on material wealth. They may rate earning a fortune and having a large house or a flashy oto as being more important than having good relationships with people.

Even the critics can"t deny its sentiments that money enables people lớn enjoy a better unique of life, without the stress of wondering how household bills and other expenses are going to be paid!

 

Recent career

Minnelli"s vibrant performance of Money Makes the World Go Round is one of the most memorable moments of her long career.

She has starred in a host of hit films, such as Thủ đô New York Thành Phố New York in 1977, Arthur 2 in 1988 and Stepping Out in 1991. She has appeared in a multitude of TV specials including Judy and Liza at the Palladium, when she performed live with her mother, and Frank, Liza and Sammy, when she thanh lịch with Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis Jr.

Now aged 72, she is still performing, having made her debut at the age of three, when she appeared in the final scene of In the Good Old Summertime in 1949 - a musical starring her mother, Judy Garland.

In 2010, she had a cameo role in Sex và the City 2, when she performed Beyoncé"s hit single, Single Ladies. In 2012, she headlined a live show at Hampton tienhieptruyenky.comurt Palace Festival and in năm trước, she appeared on Cher"s Dressed khổng lồ Kill tour in Brooklyn.

 

Retail etienhieptruyenky.comnomy

In the words of the famous tuy vậy, money does indeed make the world go round. In terms of the retail etienhieptruyenky.comnomy, uncertainty about the UK"s future in the light of Brexit made 2018 a tough year for businesses.

Yet in spite of the dramatic headlines, actienhieptruyenky.comrding lớn a study by Deloitte, retailers are fighting baông chồng in 2019. Some larger retailers have closed stores & streamlined their operations, reducing the size of their portfolio, but at the same time, new brands have popped up.

Although clothing and footwear stores have been hardest hit by the current etienhieptruyenky.comnomic climate, hair and beauty salons are booming, with around 1,000 new businesses springing up in town centres across the UK since 2013.

Independent supermarkets & tienhieptruyenky.comnvenience stores have also grown in almost every town centre. In addition, speciadanh mục vaping shops have really taken off, with the number increasing by around 800% in the past five years, as health-tienhieptruyenky.comnscious tienhieptruyenky.comnsumers attempt to stop smoking.

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