Posted 07 April 2010 - 10:37 AM
leonid--thanks! that was great. Streisand as Millie in 'Picnic', and Ellie Mae in 'Tobacco Road' (now that last is incroyable...) Still looks like only possibility of dancing was something pretty basic at most in 'The Boyfriend' (I doubt Hortense was given big numbers, although it's clear she sang something called 'Nicer in Nice', and showed some leg). Was interested to see how vicious Joan Rivers really is--she made up that whole thing about the Lesbianism just to get a laugh. I remember back in the 80s when she was still guesting for Johnny Carson, and Dame Judith Anderson was on, and at one point said 'she's rotten to the core'. But since this tale about 'Driftwood' is so blatantly false, it's worse than all those months-long (if not more) jokes about Liz Taylor being fat. The crudeness was sometimes funny in a low way, but making this story up about 'Barbra being a great kisser, etc.' is vile, because it's not always obvious when she's joking. I truly dislike her.