Hard Acts to Follow. February 2018.

Dear Rowley, Are you a fan of remakes? I have not yet seen it but hear Kenneth BRannagh’s Murder on the Orient Express is dry as dust compared to the original though the cinematography is spectacular. Why Hollywood tries to improve … Continue reading

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Let Me Be Your Star. August 2016.

Dear Rowley, You know that old saying about never working with children and animals? I have learned not to take it too literally. There are more than a few people I have encountered in my professional life whose behaviour borders … Continue reading

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Divine Intervention. July 2015.

Dear Rowley, When Atlantic Records producer Ahmet Ertegün first laid eyes on Bette Midler he cut to the heart of her act: a class performer masquerading as trash. The Divine Miss M persona took elements of Mae West, Sophie Tucker … Continue reading

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Bitch Get Off My Pole. June 2015.

Dear Rowley, I was stoating down High Holborn in search of refreshment earlier this evening and saw a tot who can’t have been more than three years old wearing a T-shirt bearing the legend ‘Seen it, done it, rocked it … Continue reading

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Clams on the Half Shell. September 2013.

Dear Rowley, I think you know I am rather a fan of the Divine Miss M otherwise known as Bette Midler, queen of the concert tours, our fearless leader and the only woman who makes one iota of sense on … Continue reading

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