Before twitter there were fan letters: Dear Mr. Redford

November 12, 1973 Dear Bob  Mr. Redford,I just had to write to tell you how hot and sexy talented, I think you are.  Laura and I bickered over who was more desirable — Robert Redford or Clint Eastwood — with as much fervor as we girls once debated who our favorite Beatle was, Paul or John, George or Ringo. Laura's mother, tiny Corky, curled up in her easy chair with a ciggie and a cup of tea, pronounced both actors 'tall drinks of water'. This was so long before  water became such a desirable commodity that we actually had to buy it by the bottle, back in the seventies when water was still free even in the once desert lands of Los Angeles, that I never quite understood the praise. But yes, Redford could put his shoes under my bed any time, as our mothers might have said, mostly about men whose paths they would likely never cross. I had it so bad for Robert Redford after seeing The Way We Were ; wishing I were Barbara Streisand with her impossibly long eleg

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Absolutely Fabulous: the movie #BRIFRI


Taking a mini-break from my usual Friday walk in London for British Isles Friday with a little something different. I wanted to tell you about the invitation I received to a screening of Absolutely Fabulous; The Movie on Monday here in L.A. 

The film was inspired by the Ab Fab television series which is about as British as  you can get anyway. I used to watch religiously, and I confess seeing the girls back in action in the trailer made me laugh. Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) have aged, but so have I, making the whole situation even more hilarious. Add in Julia Sawalha back as Patsy's daughter and a slew of celeb cameos—Jon Hamm, Kate Moss, Stella McCartney etc. 



My sister—who makes me laugh anyway—is joining me for the screening. There's something about these two ridiculous women with their concerns about their looks and denial about their aging that makes us laugh at ourselves, plus we've been promised champagne, so how could I refuse?

I'll be back here and on Chapter1-Take1.com early next week with my take on the film. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie opens July 22. Jennifer Saunders wrote the script and Mandie Fletcher directed it so it's a double plus. I get to —I need to—laugh and support women in film.




Here's the lowdown on the story
Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!

And the trailer ....




It's looks like a whole lot of silly and ridiculous fun to me!

As always on Fridays, I'm joining up with Joy Weese Moll's British Isles Friday

#AbFabMovie

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  1. I have always thought these two were a match made in heaven they bounce off each other and there timing is impeccable, thanks for a good laugh on a sad Saturday morning here in France

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  2. Such sad times, Roz. So very sorry.

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