If you’re quick on the draw, you can still snag a seat or two for stage and screen legend Shirley MacLaine’s rare live appearance at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts on Saturday. Given the headliner’s stellar career, it’s an opportunity not to be missed. I still regret passing up the chance to see Cary Grant when he made similar appearances in the 1980s.
Hard to believe MacLaine‘s career spans nearly 60 years, from Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Trouble With Harry” and “The Apartment” with Jack Lemmon, to “Being There” and ‘Terms of Endearment” (for which she won an Oscar) to “Postcards from the Edge” and now TV’s “Downton Abbey.” From Hitchcock and The Rat Pack onward to today, she’ll have plenty to talk about, and happily there’s a Q&A with the audience included in the show. Call (562) 944-9801 or visit https://tix.lamiradatheatre.com…
Wth MacLaine reportedly appearing in the Ben Stiller remake of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” I’m reminded of the 1947 film version and the star who bought it to vivid life. Danny Kaye was one of the greatest entertainers of his day, but—in terms of his legacy—he might’ve been his own worst enemy. In the words of “Mitty” screenwriter Everett Freeman, Kaye “completely went into every part he did.” Apart from the endlessly clever “The Court Jester” and the holiday perennial “White Christmas,” Kaye’s films are shown infrequently. And not only are his television shows hard to see, but “much of his TV work has not aged particularly well,” observes biographer David Koenig. “Ironically, it took years for him to be discovered in show business because he could do too much and proved impossible to classify.” Koenig, best known for his popular behind-the-scenes books on Disneyland, has spent decades excavating the personal and professional lives of this multi-faceted talent. The result of his efforts, “Danny Kaye: King of Jesters” (now available in hardcover from Bonaventure Press at www.bonaventurepress.com) is the first accurate biography of the comedian-actor-singer-humanitarian, crammed with fascinating anecdotes, backstage tales and rare photos.
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