Thursday, 29 March 2018

Oo la la la, c'est magnifique





We are on the cusp of a much-needed long weekend (for Easter), and there just happens to be a centenary to celebrate.

Miss Pearl Bailey (for it is she) would have blown out 100 candles on her cake today, and, such is the state of the media these days, the occasion has largely gone unnoticed. We at Dolores Delargo Towers wish to redress that situation with a few of the great lady's finest moments!

Without further ado...






They certainly broke the mould when they made her.

Pearl Mae Bailey (29th March 1918 – 17th August 1990)

More Pearl here, here and here.

7 comments:

  1. I love me a bit of Pearl Bailey. I have an excellent cd of hers that's one of m favorites.

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    1. She's on of ours, too! Nobody but Pearl could give that amount of sass to numbers like "She Had To Go And Lose It At The Astor"... Jx

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  2. I'm lucky I got to see Sarah in the late 70s.

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    1. I would have given my eye teeth to see Sarah, Ella or Pearl - the closest we got to that magnitude of diva was seeing Eartha Kitt on stage. Jx

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  3. STOP PRESS: BBC Radio 2 has a show presented by Morgan Freeman paying tribute to Pearl Bailey, to be broadcast on Monday at 10pm. Unmissable! Jx

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  4. Her musical banter with Andy Williams is just pure joy.

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    1. Most of her duettists look terrified of Pearl. Except Carol Channing, of course. Jx

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