From Vitagraph Films comes the Documentary WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH, digging into what is known as the “longest career in ShowBiz history,” the career of Rose Marie, singer, comedienne, entertainer extraordinaire. Far more than just sassy Sally Rogers on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” and the top center square on “Hollywood Squares,” Rose Marie worked in every facet of showbiz. She was “the darling of the airwaves” at the age of four and went on to work in vaudeville, Vegas, Broadway, movies, television, theatre, concert halls and nightclubs. Along the way she was known as “the kid” by the mob. She called Al Capone, Uncle Al, opened the Flamingo at the birth of Las Vegas, for Bugsy Seigel, and had her career protected and nurtured by “the boys” who controlled so many nightclub stages across the country, live performers couldn’t help but be in bed with the mob.
See the trailer for WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH below.
Her friends include the best show business has to offer: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Mercer, Jerry Lewis, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Durante, Milton Berle, Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Margaret Whiting and Bing Crosby to name a few!! Unbeknownst to fans, the woman always looking for a man was actually married for almost 20 years to the love of her life, Bobby Guy, one of the best trumpeters in the business. His untimely passing and its impact on “the one who makes you laugh” is recounted by her friends Peter Marshall, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, and Tim Conway.
Rose Marie has left audiences laughing and applauding for nine decades, and her can-do spirit is a solid proof that women can do it all, as effectively any man.
WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH, directed by Jason Wise, was shot on 35mm and 16mm film stock. It also contains amazing behind-the-scenes color footage from Rose Marie’s personal collection, chronicling what went on backstage on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and other sets where she worked. The film will be projected in 355 mm wherever possible.
WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH opens in Los Angeles, this weekend, November 17, with Q&As with Rose Marie, Dick Van Dyke, Peter Marshall, Georgiana Marie Guy, Filmmakers Jason & Christina Wise and Others. Click here for more info about the film. Watch the official trailer below.