Elaine Stritch describes herself as an “existential problem in tights.” Her self awareness is equal only to her talent and her moxie.
For decades, my father and I have talked at great length about how much we love Elaine Stritch. Each year, we would promise ourselves that when she came around again, we’d see her live show, no matter the cost. But every time she was performing, something would come up, and we never quite got around to it. Then in April of 2013, she announced she would be at the Café Carlyle for what was to be her last run, and I was bound and determined to get us there. However, the tickets sold out immediately, and the resellers were charging upwards of $600 each, too rich for my blood by half. Again, she came and went, this time for good. We were heartbroken.
So when we discovered there was a new documentary, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, Dad and I were over the moon. Okay, we missed the 1-week run of it in Westchester, but it will be out on DVD soon, and then we’ll get to have our Elaine Stritch date. In the meantime, there’s this, a 2-minute piece shot during the promotional photo shoot for the documentary. It’s not much, but it will have to hold us!
June 5, 2014 at 8:40 am
What an absolutely FANTASTIC blog you have! I found you simply because you happened to ‘like’ one of the posts on my own blog, and I’m so glad that you clicked that button because otherwise I’d have missed you – and now that I’ve spent [embarrassingly] over an hour clicking and reading some of your older posts, I know that I shall be a regular reader – both trying to read everything you’ve already posted, and keep up to date with your new ‘stuff’.
Congratulations on one of the very best blogs I’ve ever read. (Yes, seriously).
Have a fabulous rest of your day! ~ Cobs.
June 5, 2014 at 9:30 am
Thank you so much, Cobs! I’m still in the early days of the blog and struggling to figure out how to get readers, so your kind compliments are especially encouraging. I was delighted to find your blog yesterday, too! It’s always a thrill to meet a kindred spirit.
I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts, too. Thanks again, and I hope you have as good a day as you’ve made mine!
July 17, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Reblogged this on My OBT and commented:
I just heard that my idol, Elaine Stritch, has died. I thought I would repost my piece about her. Farewell, Elaine! You will be missed!
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