Fellow Dolly enthusiasts, you may find this discovery interesting. Some of you may already be aware of this: Having just viewed the new "Hello, Dolly!" DVD, I noticed something rather exciting. There is different footage used for a short portion of the "Hello, Dolly" number at Harmonia Gardens on this Todd A-O version when compared to the previously released version on Laser Disc and video. It comes in the first few minutes of the song, during the dance on the runway when the waiters sing the lyric, "We feel the room swayin', and the band playin', one of your old favorite songs from way back when, so...". Notice Barbra's movements and facial expressions. They are different and much looser. Her hand and arm movements are not as precise as the other version, and her expressions and head movements are more playful. This segment's difference really stuck out to me, because I'd always been fascinated at the exact timing and precision in which Barbra kept with the waiters' movements in this bit of choreography. In this take however, she is off, but it's refreshing to see something loose and different. It's especially noticeable during their spin with their left arms extended up. She does look happier in this alternate take though.