fuck yeah elaine stritch

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"Does anybody still wear a hat?"

Elaine Stritch, Feb. 2nd 1925 - July 17th 2014. 

Hats off to ya!

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newyorker:

Sarah Larson remembers helping a lost Elaine Stritch in Central Park: http://nyr.kr/1mYQxFa

“After a while, I felt like a creep for not acknowledging that I knew who she was, and I said, ‘By the way, I think you’re terrific.’
‘Thank you!’ she shouted. ‘You know, fans recognize me all over the place. But the second you need anything, they’re never around! They’re like the police!’”

Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times/Redux

newyorker:

Sarah Larson remembers helping a lost Elaine Stritch in Central Park: http://nyr.kr/1mYQxFa

“After a while, I felt like a creep for not acknowledging that I knew who she was, and I said, ‘By the way, I think you’re terrific.’

Thank you!’ she shouted. ‘You know, fans recognize me all over the place. But the second you need anything, they’re never around! They’re like the police!’”

Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times/Redux

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abedder:

RIP you glorious, glorious lady

abedder:

RIP you glorious, glorious lady

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“I was reading [a self-help book] yesterday,” she says, “and it said: ‘Make your own bed.’ I said to the book: ‘Fuck you! I don’t have to make my own bed! That’s why I live at the Carlyle.’ ”

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BREAKING: Broadway legend Elaine Stritch has died at 89 | NY Times

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the elaine stritch alarm clock

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Somewhat surprisingly, given her 25 years of sobriety, Ms. Stritch recently began drinking alcohol again, on a modest scale: at dinner she had a cosmopolitan — preprepared and brought over by her caretaker in a plastic water bottle — and took two sips of Champagne. And during the interview the next day, there was the cosmo again, looking oddly like Hawaiian Punch, in a glass on the table.
She does not fear that one cosmo will lead her back down into alcoholism, partly because her diabetes requires such careful management, but also because she no longer feels so acutely the sting of insecurity that booze softened.
“I was always trying to prove something about myself,” she muses, “and alcohol helped get me through that. But now I’m not escaping from anything. I’ve got a few questions answered.”

Somewhat surprisingly, given her 25 years of sobriety, Ms. Stritch recently began drinking alcohol again, on a modest scale: at dinner she had a cosmopolitan — preprepared and brought over by her caretaker in a plastic water bottle — and took two sips of Champagne. And during the interview the next day, there was the cosmo again, looking oddly like Hawaiian Punch, in a glass on the table.

She does not fear that one cosmo will lead her back down into alcoholism, partly because her diabetes requires such careful management, but also because she no longer feels so acutely the sting of insecurity that booze softened.

“I was always trying to prove something about myself,” she muses, “and alcohol helped get me through that. But now I’m not escaping from anything. I’ve got a few questions answered.”

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Elaine Stritch Is Going to Be Happy in Detroit

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ragtimeband:

I wish I had a blog devoted to Stritchie. 

ragtimeband:

I wish I had a blog devoted to Stritchie. 

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"I have a natural input fear of myself that goes in front of me. It’s almost like someone says every time I walk into the room, ‘Ladies and gentlemen…Elaine Stritch. There’s something that says get out of my way, it’s going to be my turn, because you need the love of the audience. My assistant/friend, Marge, says you can’t live without an audience. That’s why I’m questionable about this move. I don’t know if it is going to work or not."

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