Sunday, April 26, 2009

Goodbye Auntie Vera


Since I took Saturday off from blogging, I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to Bea Arthur, who passed away yesterday.

Bea will ALWAYS be Vera Charles to me - Mame's best friend and the "First Lady of the American Theater" in the movie Mame. Bea Arthur and Lucille Ball performing "Bosom Buddies" (below) is absolute perfection.


Miss Charles has gone on to the big Theatre Guild in the sky. And she will be missed...


In the words of Patrick Dennis ... "Goodbye Auntie Vera!"...

9 comments:

mistress maddie said...

Mame, you know I'll be in black till the Dust Bunny weekend in May. It's sad.

William said...

:-(

thegayte-keeper said...

so sad...

Wonder Man said...

Mame...I need to see that movie

Miss Ginger Grant said...

"Auntie Mame, is Auntie Vera from England?
"No, Patrick, Auntie Vera is from Pittsburgh."
"Then why does Auntie Vera speak with an English accent?"
"Patrick, darling, when you're from Pittsburgh you have to do SOMETHING!"

She WAS Vera Charles!

Anonymous said...

Mama Bunny sez:
I'm sure Bea Arthur is smiling because of the nice piece you wrote about her. The one photo reminded me of something... a rather unflattering photo of your everloving Mama Bunny in rehearsal for "Lend Me A Tenor." Apparently our costumers know each other. http://www.oystermill.com/gallery/2009/pimg.htm
XOXOXO
(Hope you can make this work)

Howard said...

A wonderful tribute for some very sad news.

Anonymous said...

Lucille Ball's version of "Mame" was a truly awful movie. A real stinker.

Mark in DE said...

The passing of a gay icon AND a true talent. Very sad.

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