Sunday, 27 March 2016

Glorious Gloria

After yesterday's Great Trek, shopping all the way from West to North London with John-John, followed by late drinkies (of course) I am understandably somewhat fragile today.

It doesn't help of course that on this, the first day of British Summer Time, the weather is practically apocalyptic - hailstorms, thunder and hurricane-force winds. And all the bloody shops are shut, thanks to the Baby Jeebus or something.

Never mind, it's the birthday today of another Patron Saint here at Dolores Delargo Towers: the glorious Miss Gloria Swanson. [A day she shares with other house favourites "Sassy" Sarah Vaughan, sexy Michael York, and opera's "bad girl" Maria Ewing, incidentally.]

I have celebrated her style and glamour many times before, of course, especially over at the Museum of Camp. But who knew she sang..?

Here, she tortures a (very young, very pretty) Laurence Olivier with I Love You So Much That I Hate You:

Perfect Sunday fare, I'd say...

Gloria May Josephine Swanson (27th March 1899 – 4th April 1983)


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    1. You are big. It's the pictures that got small. Jx

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    1. Divine probably based her make-up on Miss Swanson's. Jx


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