"You're the Negro-est white man I done ever met," Ethel Waters said to composer Harold Arlen, according to a revue I just saw called The Wonderful Wizard of Song--The Music of Harold Arlen. Arlen created indelible hits for stars like Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland (whom he controversially dated whe ... More >>
Playwrights Horizons was filled to capacity for The Night of 1000 Judys, a combo concert/comedy show benefiting the Ali Forney Center. Host Justin Sayre--who's sort of Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg--was hilarious, with his offhand monologues about the need for Judy Garland worship (and any othe ... More >>
Why dwell on a great artist’s last desperate days?
The show started with great dignity. Morgan Freeman came out and a friend of mine said, "Is that the one who fucks the granddaughter?"
â€‹Marilyn Monroe's iconic white dress from The Seven Year Itch is on sale for the low, low price of $2 million. It's the halter dress she wears while standing over the subway grate, trying to keep the skirt down. Actress Debbie Reynolds, 79, who is Carrie Fisher's mother, is also a movie memorabili ... More >>
The saga of old P.S. 64 is a real education
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