Readers who’ve been following the commentary and sketches of my friend Schulenberg may recall that when he arrived in New York from his home state of California in 1961, one… Read more Hello Barbra | New York Social Diary →
She was holding my hand and I thought, “Gee, she seems nervous.” At that time, I wasn’t nervous. I was still very young, I think, about to do Funny Girl,… Read more Barbra Streisand Remembers Her Iconic 1963 Duet with Judy Garland | Vanity Fair →
Her early life is a writer’s feast. It involves childhood tragedy the death of her kindly father when Streisand was an infant, emotional neglect from her mother, Diana, a frustrated… Read more ‘Hello, Gorgeous – Becoming Barbra Streisand,’ by William J. Mann – NYTimes.com →
I let Mr. Lester write the title of this post… tawdry Hollywood underground dirty secrets revealed… or not. Mostly not.
I’ve been on a binge lately, watching comedies from the Seventies. That’s the decade I grew up in. Ten at the start, almost twenty by the time it was all… Read more I let Mr. Lester write the title of this post… tawdry Hollywood underground dirty secrets revealed… or not. Mostly not. →