A few years ago, at her CD signing the night before a concert, the planets aligned and I was fortunate to spend time with her. Mostly we talked about London in the late 1960's, where I saw her on stage in "Promises, Promises" while living in Scotland. I had saved the program from so many decades before, and she spent some moments looking at it before signing it for me. Just a very happy meeting with a lovely person.
Sandy Wilson's 1953 "The Boy Friend," starring Anne Rogers. When it opened on Broadway the following year, it starred Julie Andrews in her American stage debut. Ken Russell's 1971 film version starred Twiggy. Talented ladies, all.
DAME said: "It was not my intention with this thread to attack anyone."
Is that so? Then why, in your original post, did you include a sentence (which you deleted the following day) implying that she might actually be visiting Disneyland.....a not-so-veiled reference to the now-debunked postings that claimed Betty Buckley was kicking up her heels at Disney World at the same time she was missing Orlando shows due to illness? With this th
I attended a Betty Buckley concert a few years back. My seat was very near the stage. On a table next to her was a cup of hot tea. I knew it was tea, because I was close enough to smell it. She sipped the tea now and then, and made a comment to the effect that the tea was for her voice. I have no way of knowing, but I would not be surprised if she has a cup of hot tea waitin
Bette's Turban said: "But back to the question about vocal rest. I was under the impression that a producer could mandate a actor to go on vocal rest. I seem to remember a old Liz Smith column about Lauren Bacall being placed on vocal rest for a few weeks during Woman Of The Year under protest."
You were "under the impression"? You "seem to remember"? Anything a little more definitive?
In the very early days of her career, during the Vietnam War, Betty Buckley toured Japan and Korea with a USO troupe. There, she visited wounded soldiers and brought them a bit of comfort from home. She has always been known to be a performer who gives freely and generously of her time. No surprise, then, that vocal rest or not, she would spend a few moments with this worthy organization to voice her support of their cause. She knows better than anyone what vocal
Disappointed that, at least for now, it won't be "Hair". Was looking forward to a show that I first saw in 1968 London, sitting in the audience in my U.S. Navy uniform. Lots of memories of that time in my life, both good and not-so-good.
But I could be very happy with a live TV version of "Hello, Dolly!". Can think of three ladies who might be interested in the lead role: Bette, Bernadette or Betty.
B.JAMES: I want to respond to your deleted question.
I had the good fortune to have seen the 1968 London production of "Cabaret" with Judi Dench and Lila Kedrova. I was a young man when I first heard Miss Kedrova beautifully sing this song. It brought me to tears, but for reasons I couldn't have fully understood back then. Half a century later, I now do understand.....and I still shed tears when I hear it.
bk said: "I question the need to do this publicly, which you've done everywhere you can. Is this out of neediness? Getting clicks for your blog? What? As to "corresponding" well, if it had been going on that long he would not be calling you "Mr." and signing his full name. But that's another story for another day, I suppose. If you like your work, then that's great - go get it produced."