Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Palm Springs will miss your talent and generosity to our community.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
These red ones are probably not the best choice for church...
Some poor zebra died to make these shoes below:
My friend Ben wears man-clogs...whatever...
Stinky old shoes...and fancy clown shoes...
Genie shoes are always a hit...
Even Homer Simpson knows its important to pick the right shoes...
Stevie Nicks is famous for her crazy high boots...
Comfy Vans to *ouch* how do women WEAR THESE THINGS?
and the most famous ones of all...
- Rick Rockhill
Sunday, January 28, 2007
When Debbie Reynolds first came on stage following the intermission, I thought she was totally drunk. Slurring her words, stammering, stumbling, and squinting, I felt like it was going to be a long night. She seemed to sober up as she went on. As a true performer, "the show must go on"...and she did. Amazingly she pulled it off, although some routines were better than others. Its is largely the same act she has been doing for years. Still wearing her Vegas-style Bob Mackie sequin outfits, her years of professional experience seem to kick in and carry her act for her. She needs to update some of her material. The Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky jokes seem really old in 2007. She intertwined clips from her wonderful movie career, as well as some old movie bloopers, which were quite amusing. Her impression of Barbra Streisand was dead-on, and actually very very funny. Overall, Debbie Reynolds was entertaining, but I definitely saw a decline from the last time I saw her 3 years ago. Her voice does not seem as clear or strong. Normally I would have been more forgiving of a performer of her age, but following Carol Channing's bubbly energetic performance with a booming baritone voice, Debbie Reynolds came off more as a washed up lounge act still working to pay the bills.
I was delighted when Miss Channing returned to the stage at the end of Debbie's act for an amusing closing number. Overll, I enjoyed the show and am glad I was able to see these legends while they are still performing.
Carol Channing- practically my neighbor here in Palm Springs.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Who are your favorite female stars of comedy? Feel free to add your comments...I'll be happy to expand my list!
Left: The enchanting Agnes Moorehead as Endora in Bewitched, Right: Miss Carol Channing, one of the best unsuspecting joke-tellers on stage.
Left: the ditsy Betty White, Right: Dustin Hoffman as "Dorothy Michaels" in Tootsie.
Left: Silly Barbara Eden in I Dream of Jeannie, Right: everybody's mom, Doris Roberts
Left: Brit-Com writer and actress Dawn French, Right: Slapstick funny girl Carol Burnett
Left: Gilda Radner as Rosanrosannadanna, Right: Fran Dresher as Fran Fine in The Nanny
Left: Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stevens in Bewitched, Right: Kaye Ballard and Eve Arden
Left: Eva Gabor (with Eddie Albert) as Lisa Douglas in Green Acres, Right: My favorites: Jane Russell as Miss Dorothy Shaw & Marilyn Monroe as Miss Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Left: "Say Good night Gracie" Gracie Allen (with George Burns), Right: Jane Leeves as Daphne from Frasier
Left: Kim Catrell as Samantha Jones in Sex in the City, Right: Goldie Hawn, from Laugh-In
Left: Dame Judi Dench (with Geoffrey Palmer) as Jean Pargiter in the BritCom As Time Goes By, Right: Joan Rivers
Left: Joanna Lumley (Patsey Stone) and Jennifer Saunders (Edina Monsoon) in Absolutely Fabulous, Right: another great photo of Joanna
Left: Linda Lavin as Alice, Right: Funny no matter what: Lucy and Ethel
Left: LaWanda Page as the tough Aunt Esther in Sanford & Son, Right: Lily Tomlin as Ernestine
Left: Isabell Sanford as Louise Jefferson & Marla Gibbs as the back-talking maid Florence in The Jeffersons, Right: Kim Fields as Regine Hunter in Living Single (remember her as little Tootie in The Facts of Life?)
Left: now this is woman! Marilyn Monroe as Sugar Kane, Tony Curtis as Josephine & Jack Lemmon as Daphne in the best comedy movie ever: Some Like it Hot
Left: Marge Simpson deserves to be on this list, Right: Mollie Sugdon as the sassy Mrs Slocombe in BritCom Are Your Being Served?
Left: nobody knows her as Natalie Schafer, but she was "Lovey"- Mrs Thurston Howell, in Gilligan's Island Right: Mary Tyler Moore in her show
Left: All but forgotten Marlo Thomas, as Ann Marie in That Girl (I always liked her hair and boots), Right: Martin Lawrence as Big Momma
Left: Prunella Scales as Sybil Fawlty in the BritCom Fawlty Towers, Right: Legendary Shirley MacClane as Endora was the highlight in the lukewarm film version of Bewitched
Left: The Hysterical Phyllis Diller, Right: Patricia Routledge as Hyacinth Bucket in BritCom Keeping Up Appearances
Left: Rosanne Barr- crass, trashy and always makes you laugh, Right: Suzanne Somers as the dippy dumb blonde Chrissy Snow in Three's Company
Left: Vickie Lawrence made the role of Mama famous on The Carol Burnett Show, Right: Wendy Richards (with Mollie Sugdon) as Miss Shirley Brahms in BritCom Are You Being Served?
- Rick Rockhill
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