Trixie was such a good part. She had shine all on her own. Personally, I’ve never known anyone like her, but I had similar feelings to situations, and if you use them you can bring the part home. She was a victim of the Depression, and she had to hustle to survive. She reminded me a lot of Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire trying to be genteel and clinging to airs when she was down on her luck. I don’t know if Trixie was from the South. She said things like, ‘When I danced in Tuscaloosa,’ but some of those lines I couldn’t say without using a Southern accent.
-Madeline Kahn on her character Trixie Delight in Paper Moon