Peter Gardner Ostrum as Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, 1971


When Mrs. O’Leary’s cowKicked the lantern in Chicago townThey say that started the fireThat burned Chicago downThat’s the story that went aroundBut here’s the real low-downPut the blame on Mame, boysPut the blame on MameMame kissed a buyer from out of townThat kiss burned Chicago downSo you can put the blame on Mame, boysPut the blame on MameRemember the blizzard, back in ManhattanIn eighteen-eighty-sixThey say that traffic was tied upAnd folks were in a fixThat’s the story that went aroundBut here’s the real low-downPut the blame on Mame, boysPut the blame on MameMame gave a chump such an ice-cold “No”For seven days they shovelled snowSo you can put the blame on Mame, boysPut the blame on MameWhen they had the earthquake in San FranciscoBack in nineteen-sixThey said that Mother NatureWas up to her old tricksThat’s the story that went aroundBut here’s the real low-downPut the blame on Mame, boysPut the blame on MameOne night she started to shim and shakeThat brought on the Frisco quakeSo you can put the blame on Mame, boysPut the blame on MameThey once had a shootin’ up in the KlondikeWhen they got Dan McGrewFolks were putting the blame onThe lady known as LouThat’s the story that went aroundBut here’s the real low-downPut the blame on Mame, boysPut the blame on MameMame did a dance called the hoochy-cooThat’s the thing that slew McGrewSo you can put the blame on Mame, boysPut the blame on Mame

When Mrs. O’Leary’s cow
Kicked the lantern in Chicago town
They say that started the fire
That burned Chicago down
That’s the story that went around
But here’s the real low-down
Put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame
Mame kissed a buyer from out of town
That kiss burned Chicago down
So you can put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame

Remember the blizzard, back in Manhattan
In eighteen-eighty-six
They say that traffic was tied up
And folks were in a fix
That’s the story that went around
But here’s the real low-down
Put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame
Mame gave a chump such an ice-cold “No”
For seven days they shovelled snow
So you can put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame

When they had the earthquake in San Francisco
Back in nineteen-six
They said that Mother Nature
Was up to her old tricks
That’s the story that went around
But here’s the real low-down
Put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame
One night she started to shim and shake
That brought on the Frisco quake
So you can put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame

They once had a shootin’ up in the Klondike
When they got Dan McGrew
Folks were putting the blame on
The lady known as Lou
That’s the story that went around
But here’s the real low-down
Put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame
Mame did a dance called the hoochy-coo
That’s the thing that slew McGrew
So you can put the blame on Mame, boys
Put the blame on Mame

Al Pacino on the set of The Godfather: Part II directed by Francis Ford Coppola, 1974. Photo by Steve Schapiro.

Al Pacino on the set of The Godfather: Part II directed by Francis Ford Coppola, 1974. Photo by Steve Schapiro.

Frank Sinatra in Anchors Aweigh, 1945

Frank Sinatra in Anchors Aweigh, 1945


When Harry Met Sally (1989)

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

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Carmen Miranda, c. 1940s.

msmildred:

Carmen Miranda, c. 1940s.

Carole Lombard relaxing in a sun lounger, circa 1935

Robert Taylor for Personal Property, 1937

Robert Taylor for Personal Property, 1937

Cary Grant in Arsenic and Old Lace, 1944

Cary Grant in Arsenic and Old Lace, 1944


Pam Grier in Jackie Brown, 1997.

Pam Grier in Jackie Brown, 1997.