|If I Ever Get A Hold Of A TIME MACHINE ... Marfa, Texas 1956!!|
|Dick & Liz: Love is a Battlefield!|
Well, Liz appearing at the Oscars that year was a real big deal (even though she hadn't done a real boffo picture in about 25 years.) There was an electricity back stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion waiting for her to show up that night (like a bed-wetter sleeping with an electric Snuggie... you know you liked that one!) I was in this narrow backstage area when the word came down; Elizabeth Taylor's car is here! Yes, the eagle had landed at the back entrance! When she came down this narrow corridor it was like the were bringing the real Cleopatra! An army of men in black surrounded her, they were keeping fellow celebrities at arms length; The rat pack's gal, Shirley Maclaine, Liza with a Z, "Dalton from Road House himself"; Patrick Swayze pushed aside like a girlie man! even the great Paul Newman (who was to present the award to her on stage that night) was steered to the side like a mere mortal! What really was funny, her husband at the time, the construction worker named Larry Fortensky, he looked like a blond deer caught in the headlights, It was the craziest damn thing (I myself made myself invisible next to the Xerox machine) and yes, the most entertaining things do happen backstage!
|Larry & Liz!|