Funny Girl. November 2017.

Dear Rowley, There are few performers who can trade under one name and be instantly recognisable. There are the divas – Liza, Barbra, Bette, Cher – and there are the pop queens Madonna, Beyonce and Rihanna who didn’t bother with … Continue reading

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Prize Giving. February 2017.

Dear Rowley, Didn’t the Duchess of Cambridge stand out like a mile of style at the BAFTAs last night? The off-the-shoulder, floor-length Alexander McQueen evening dress was a couturier’s eye view of how to dress an HRH when meeting Hollywood. … Continue reading

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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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The World of Interiors. October 2015.

Dear Rowley, Nothing like a fresh lick of paint to revive one’s interest in life. As I’ve bored you ad nauseam Jeffrey Bernard has been unwell for weeks now. Hopefully Dr B will work his magic tomorrow and I will be ready … Continue reading

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Lucky Lady. September 2015.

Dear Rowley, I was rather sorry-not-sorry to hear that Liza Minnelli has cancelled her in-conversation appearances at the London Palladium and Sheffield City Hall this month. As you know, I have form with Liza. It all began with a late … Continue reading

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