This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection, by Carol Burnett

  Before the 1960s, it was a popular opinion that only men could be funny. Until that point it was men who hosted variety shows on television, and people like Jack Benny and Garry Moore were at the height of their fame. The only woman of prominence in comedy at that time was Lucille Ball, … Continue reading This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection, by Carol Burnett

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Patti LuPone: A Memoir

I have read many autobiographies in recent years, mainly of Old Hollywood actress I like. But Patti LuPone’s memoir brings something completely new that I have never experienced before. There was something about this book which meant I had to try very hard to put it down at 1am and go to sleep. She speaks … Continue reading Patti LuPone: A Memoir