Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Lucky To Sell 10 Copies


When someone like Julie Andrews is out there hawking a brand new biography of her life, which I guess in simpler terms would be an autobiography, you expect some really good stuff in it. The woman after all has been an actress forever, knows or knew everyone and was around when there were lots of Hollywood secrets that needed to be revealed.

So, what do we gossip lovers get from her book? Bupkus, nada, zilch. The best she could come up with is that her mom once told her that she was a bastard. Oh, I believe she used the term secret love child. Whoo hoo. Let me shell out my $30 to read all one paragraph of that.

"After I had sung, the owner of the house approached me. He was tall and fleshily handsome, and I recognised him as a man who had come round to visit the Meuse [her family home] once or twice in earlier years. That evening the man came and sat on the couch next to me. I remember feeling an electricity between us that I couldn't explain." On the way home, her mom said it was Julie's dad.

That is the part they are leaking? What a bunch of crap. Tell me how everyone on the set of Mary Poppins was doing coke, or that Dick van Dyke liked to run around without any clothes on and called himself Ishmael. Give me something. How about on The Sound Of Music, the older kids would take turns doing each other. It isn't that hard. There must have been something exciting that she wants to share.

12 comments:

jlb said...

Mary Poppins coke scandal...that would be something. LOL Or Dick and co hitting the bongs just before the I Love to Laugh song.

__-__=__ said...

"fleshily handsome" is all we get. Meh

Anonymous said...

Julie's a class act (and a raging diva, probably). She doesn't kiss and tell. I respect that, but she shouldn't have written a book.

Twisted Sister said...

Dick Van Dyke was an alcoholic and probably plotzed when they did their movies together.

She has a mouth like a truck driver and is best friends with Carol Burnett.

She's been married more than once and I'm sure she's had a very colorful life - I just don't want to know about it.

DN is right - she should have passed on the book.

jax said...

i don't want to know about all that!!!

i want to beleive that Mary and Maria were the perfect ladies.

Twisted Sister said...

See? Some dirt is better left under the carpet, and when it comes to Julie Andrews, that's exactly where we want it.

Reese said...
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Reese said...

Several years ago I attended one of those "Evening With..." events where a celeb talks about their career and tells some (hopefully) great anecdotes. Julie Andrews was delightful, and did tell some hilarious and off-color stories, all done in a very elegant and articulate fashion (especially impressive given that her formal education ended at age 13). I can't recall a single one of her tales, but she kept the sold-out audience in hysterics the entire length of her performance.

mngddess said...

ENT!!!! You do NOT besmirch the goddess that is Julie Andrews!!!! The Sound of Music forever ruined me. I wanted to live in a grand mansion with beautiful gardens along the river, sing on mountaintops, and be proposed to by a man named George.... I mean, Georg.

Merlin D. Bear said...
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Merlin D. Bear said...

I'm curious here...since she was one of the original Disney Divas - is it possible she's still under some sort of an NDA ?

For example, look what Disney did to Bette Midler...
And she got signed well after Walt became a popsicle.

bionic bunny! said...

oh, come on, you KNOW she's got stories--- she's been married to blake edwards (one of the funnies damn movies i've ever seen was "S.O.B.", put it in your netflix queu. "i'm going to show my boobies") since 1969.
mr. bunny has also seen her on lot at disney when they honored her for such and such, and we of course both grew up fans, and he said she was wonderful. i believe she supercedes (is that the right word?) the list. she IS the diva without the diva attitude.
also, victor/victoria is one of the greatest movies of all time, no?

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