16 Easter Eggs You Probably Didn’t Notice In The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Shy Baldwin Is Probably Based On Harry Belafonte
While Shy Baldwin wasn’t a real person, most of the notable performers in Maisel’s world have their roots in actual performers from the 1950s and 1960s. The information we get about Shy is as follows: he sings a cover of a Broadway song, he often performs with Moms Mabley (an actual person), he has comedians open his show, and he had a Christmas album. During the 1950s, Harry Belafonte was a large reason Moms Mabley had a career because he gave her her first appearances on television, he released a Christmas album in 1958, and he’s been known to cover Broadway songs. He was also directly referenced early in the episode where Shy first appears.