Taking Liberties. February 2016.

Dear Rowley, In 2014 Broadway legend Elaine Stritch stepped into the follow spot in the sky aged eighty-nine having clocked-up over seventy-years in show business. Unusually for an actress, she saved her best almost to the last in a one-woman … Continue reading

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Positive Discrimination. August 2015.

Dear Rowley, As you know my life has not been without incident. If it was a soap opera the theme tune would be I’m Still Here from Sondheim’s Follies.  Admittedly a bottle of Bombay Sapphire was never far away from the scene … 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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Tender is the Night. May 2013.

Dear Rowley, The Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc has been the mise-en-scène for the most enchanted evenings in the history of the Cannes Film Festival and none more so than amfAR’s 20th anniversary gala. The promenade that slopes from the hotel’s perch … Continue reading

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An Evening with Joan Collins. March 2012.

Dear Rowley, Just returned to Bloomsbury Towers after an evening in the company of Joan Collins at the Leicester Square theatre and simply couldn’t sleep without giving you the low-down. The invitation came from Audie who it turns out knows … Continue reading

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