liza minnelli carries on!


good evening! of course i can’t resist doing a post about one of my favorite ladies – ms. liza minnelli who performed last night (although she had visa drama upon entering the UK) at london’s coliseum (read a kind review) looking great (heck – what can you really say about a lady who paints her eyebrows on? she does what she can…) at age 62 she’s been through the ringer over the years – battling personal demons including drugs, alcohol, weight, and has already had two hip replacements (not to mention her disastrous 4th marriage to fug david gest – she’s never been lucky in love)


yet she still manages to pull herself together – of course she’s a bit messy these days but you have to give liza plenty of points for effort & her exuberant spirit! i’ve never seen her live – that would be the ultimate even if she isn’t what she used to be (her oscar-winning performance as ‘sally bowles’ (w/ her signature green fingernails) in 1972’s cabaret is ranked my top female performance of all-time) i just love her to pieces – along with her mom judy garland – may she rest in peace (yes i know it’s all so very stereotypical ‘gay’ but i simply cannot pass up liza or judy!)


i found an old clip of liza appearing on the muppet show back in 1979 – singing ‘everything’s coming up roses’ – holy cow – i’d love to see ms. minnelli tackle the role of ‘mama rose’ from gypsy (unfortunately i think that ship has sailed) tomorrow it’s back to the daily grind – i’m so over the three day weekend which wasn’t all that i anticipated – popbytes over & out for tonight…xxoo



PS for the ultimate 80s liza treat – check out don’t drop bombs on itunes!




liza minnelli live at the coliseum london england
liza minnelli live at the coliseum london england
liza minnelli live at the coliseum london england
liza minnelli live at the coliseum london england
liza minnelli live at the coliseum london england



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  • jeff

    don’t forget Lucille Austero on Arrested Development…pure television gold.

  • Robert in London

    Saw Liza at the London Coliseum on Monday – she was actually very funny… whilst wiping off sweat with a towel she asked members of the audience if her eyebrows were still on!… and huffing and puffing her way to the mic whilst pulling a chair behind her, she says “Remember how in the past I used to sit on a chair in the second act? …well it’s the first act now!” I’m not a fan or follower but did think she was very funny and sung her classics just as they sound in the films – remarkable!