So I got Sunset Boulevard on DVD yesterday. It was wonderful. It IS wonderful. Gloria Swanson is utter magic as faded film star Norma Desmond. She is heartbreaking, repulsive, and utterly terrifying. Look at that. She makes such a lovely loony. Since you're going to ask...no. She wasn't. There was nobody better than Lady Olivier. But long live Norma Desmond.
I've already told you that I'm going to see A Little Night Music on January 22. That is a very, very nice present. My first Sondheim, my first Lansbury! What makes it so wonderful is that this is the first show that my mother has elected not to see on a Sunday. And that's just a goddamn miracle.