Rose’s Turn. November 2017.

Dear Rowley, Can you remember that scene in Gypsy when Mama Rose has been deserted by both her daughters, actress June and stripper Gypsy, and takes to an empty stage to sing the ultimate eleven o’clock number Rose’s Turn?  As … Continue reading

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Assassins. June 2016.

Dear Rowley, Should your heart wish to break for the Haute Ton of 18th century London, look no further than this morsel from Piers Morgan’s social column: ‘Sir Bruce Forsythe’s wife, Lady Wilnelia, threw a delightful dinner party at Fortum & Mason … Continue reading

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Blue Murder. November 2015.

Dear Rowley, It was with some trepidation that I heard Sir Kenneth Brannagh is determined to remake Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Granted, I found the Cybil Shepherd and Angela Lansbury reboot of The Lady Vanishes by far superior to … Continue reading

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Stritchie! July 2014.

Dear Rowley, I remember having a conversation with La Farmer one night around a table at Ciao Bella as to whether there was such a thing as a female hell raiser of the show business variety. The 1960s was a … Continue reading

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These Old Broads. March 2014.

Dear Rowley, Still basking in a vintage Academy Award broadcast, aren’t you? Having perused YouTube for red carpet interviews I was most impressed by Piers Morgan…not a line I ever thought I would write this side of Heaven. But he … Continue reading

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