Thursday, July 17, 2014
ELAINE STRITCH, 1925-2014.
She was great. (In this clip, wait'll she warms up! She begins a tad pro-forma, as if she doesn't like filling in for Merman nor the giant image orthicon cameras pointed at her -- that discomfiture is fun to observe, too -- but soon she shakes it off, and by the encore it's as if she's spotted a friend in the audience and is showing off.)
Now maybe I'll download her children's album.
UPDATE. Guess we should have this, especially if you've never seen it:
Not many people in history could be called definitive interpreters of Sondheim and Noel Coward.