Max Von Sydow and Julie Andrews in Hawaii
Specially for #ladylizaelliott :)
Annnd there are two of my heroes on my dash in the same picture!!
Illlustration by Bob Totten and Jason Studios, Mary Poppins published in 1964 by the Whitman Publishing Company.
These delightful illustrations are by Bob Totten and Jason Studios for an authorized “motion picture” edition of Mary Poppins published in 1964 by the Whitman Publishing Company.
A snippet from the “Dueling Julies” segment I get to perform as part of a local Broadway cabaret, here’s us singing the end of “The Lonely Goatherd” in playful competition—me in white on the left.
JACKPOT OF JULIE ANDREWS STUFF BABY- eternal love and thanks to my fellow “Dueling Julie” singer in our cabaret who lovingly gave me this box of Julie Andrews collectibles as she was pondering selling them but is happier to give them to me instead. Julie tag, you have been warned.
Make me choose: One Special Night vs.
The Sound of usic
Costume designed by Cecil Beaton for Julie Andrews in the original London production of My Fair Lady, 1958
From the V&A
Julie Andrews, Saul Chaplin and Robert Wise, on the Set of STAR! 1968.
Sorry for dropping off the face of the earth for about two months.
Had a serious reshuffling of my job and now that things are settling down I can come back to my blog for a bit and go back into my fangirling-which has been sadly lacking and rather shameful.
On the Glenn tag-I plan to see Guardians tomorrow night and will be the only one to go “woot woot” quickly and quietly on her entrance. Anyone else who does will soon thereafter be engaged in conversation by me.
Julie Andrews tag- (gasp) I am going to be inheriting a treasure trove of Julie Andrews goodies from a fellow performer in a cabaret I am rehearsing and already I have a TV Guide from her special with Gene Kelly I hope to scan and upload in the coming weeks.
Whether anyone actual cares about any of my ramblings, doesn’t matter, starting to get back into feeling like myself again.
We interrupt our regular programming of French films to bring you a special news bulletin…STAR! is 46 years old today!! Yep, that’s right, this chic-er than chic gem of a film had its Royal Gala World Premiere at the Dominion Theatre in London on 18 July, 1968.
As many would know, the occasion was something of a debacle. Despite having been given a huge buildup with months of worldwide publicity, and attracting a veritable Who’s Who of London’s glitterati (as seen here in this Movietone newsreel), the premiere of STAR! was, well, star-less! Held up with filming on the set of Darling Lili in Brussels, Julie regrettably had to send her apologies and was a last minute no-show. There was a huge kerfuffle in the British press over what was perceived to be Julie’s “snub,” so much so that some commentators even identify the STAR! Premiere as the turning point in Julie’s public fortune.
Either way, there’s been forty six years of water under that bridge and here in the Parallel Julie-verse July 18 is one of the grandest holy days on our annual calendar. So wherever you may be in this crazy world full of crazy contradictions, won’t you join is in charging a glass or even throwing a small party, preferably with tons of expensive ca-a-vi-ar, as we pay a birthday tribute to the genuine, positive, totally, marvellous, perfectly, wonderful STAR!