This post makes me so freaking happy
Always beautiful -inside and out-, sassy and classy.
Dick Van Dyke’s speech on the 43rd Life Achievement recipient, Julie Andrews in the SAG Awards, 2006
In January, 1965, Mike Nichols, Julie, and Carol had been summoned to Washington to perform at President Johnson’s inauguration. It was in the middle of a snowstorm, so Julie arrived by train, skipped a party at Perle Mesta’s, had an early dinner, and returned to her hotel, the International Inn, to wait for Nichols. When he did arrive, Carol invited him to their room on a different floor. Julie, in her inevitable slacks, and Carol in Joe Hamilton’s bathrobe, went out to the elevator to wait. “We sat on a settee across from the elevator and tried to think of something to make Michael laugh,” Carol said. “We tried a lot of pigeon-toed stuff, then with our feet out, but nothing was funny enough. Julie said ‘I know what - Let’s be kissing.” I said, ‘I like you a whole lot, Julie, but I don’t know.’ She talked me into it, and went into a mad embrace the minute the elevator doors started to open. A woman got out. She didn’t recognize us, but the look she gave us - Next time the doors opened we went into another mad embrace, and this time it was about ten male heads - none of them Mike’s - who had stopped at the wrong floor. By now I’m on the floor in hysterics. Back comes the lady. She keeps looking and very solemnly said, ‘You’re Carol Burnett, aren’t you?’ I said, ‘Yes, and that’s Mary Poppins.’ I wasn’t gonna be the only one recognized. She goes, and the elevator opened again, and we go into our mad embrace. And damn Mike Nichols! He walks right out and by and says, ‘Hi, girls,’ like we did it all the time!”
Julie Andrews photographed by Cecil Beaton, 1959.
‘Turkeys are bisexual!’
Julie Andrews is literally without flaws.
My most favourite.