Hubert the Great. March 2018.

Dear Rowley, Saddened to hear that one of the greats of golden era Paris couture, Count Hubert de Givenchy, has died aged ninety-one. A second son of the Marquis de Givenchy, Hubert studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and … Continue reading

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It’s Showtime Folks. April 2017.

Dear Rowley, As you know I am a pushover for the divas so it was with high excitement that I heard Bette Midler had broken Broadway’s advance box office records for her Hello Dolly at the Schubert theatre co-starring the dishy … Continue reading

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Stage Fright. January 2017.

Dear Rowley, While researching Italian film and stage director ‘Maestro’ Franco Zeffirelli I happened to watch his last film Callas Forever: an autobiographical film starring Fanny Ardant as the prima donna assoluta and Jeremy Irons as Zeffirelli. The film blurs fact and … Continue reading

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Gold Rush. December 2016.

Dear Rowley, We’d all be forgiven, dahlink, for thinking that Hungarian mantrap Zsa Zsa Gabor had gone to the diamond mine in the sky many years ago. It was rather a surprise to read that the lady actually died only … Continue reading

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D.I.V.O.R.C.E. September 2016.

Dear Rowley, Another clunking foot-in-mouth social media moment from Vogue who – reporting on the divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie – wrote ‘today shall go down as the day love died’. You’d think Vogue was describing Mary Magdalene weeping at … Continue reading

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