Luba Malina

Biography

When Universal Pictures brought the Broadway musical Mexican Hayride to the screen in 1948, they threw away a big chunk of Herbert and Dorothy Fields' book -- and all of Cole Porter's score -- and they rebuilt it all around the talents of rotund, roly-poly movie comic Lou Costello in place of Bobby Clark, who'd done it on Broadway. The only thing they kept from the play, apart from its title and a...