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The exuberance of Dorothy Squires

She makes Judy Garland look like Astrid Gilberto!

by Anonymousreply 2510/27/2014

Good Lord. I've never heard of this woman before, but now I'm her most devoted fan!

by Anonymousreply 104/18/2013

She has almost as many gestures in her arsenal as Mitzi Gaynor.

by Anonymousreply 204/18/2013

Has anyone verified that she's female?

by Anonymousreply 304/18/2013

Hand claws, pointing, unhinged jaw. There's just so much to look at. And the diction!

At :42 she hikes up her dress and it's fantastic.

by Anonymousreply 404/18/2013

Nice voice.

by Anonymousreply 504/18/2013

I heard a BBC Radio 2 doc on her a few months ago. Highly entertaining - she was a real mess. She was married to 007 Roger Moore (12 years her junior) in the 1950s.

by Anonymousreply 604/18/2013

I'm bumping this because I feel this woman should be a DL icon.

by Anonymousreply 704/18/2013

Shirley Bassey has admitted to cribbing her phrasing and belting style.

by Anonymousreply 804/18/2013

Gawd! Mess doesn't even begin to describe her. DL icon? No, DL Goddess!

by Anonymousreply 904/18/2013

[quote]She has almost as many gestures in her arsenal as Mitzi Gaynor.

Please. She makes Mitzi look like Keely Smith.

by Anonymousreply 1104/18/2013

I keep thinking this is a character dreamed up by Catherine O'Hara back in the SCTV days.

by Anonymousreply 1204/18/2013

R12 Exactly! She's Lola Heatherton's drunk aunt!

by Anonymousreply 1304/18/2013

Dorothy somehow makes "Say it With Flowers" terrifying, and then attacks her accompanist at the end.

by Anonymousreply 1404/18/2013

I saw her in a vanity concert at Carnegie Hall 30 years ago. People who compare her to Garland are way off the beam.

by Anonymousreply 1504/18/2013

Now we know what a lesbichild of Barbra Streisand and Carol Channing might look like.

I know I was curious.

by Anonymousreply 1604/18/2013

Why can't Beyonce wear outfits more like this?

by Anonymousreply 1704/19/2013

She sort reminds me of Eva Las Vegas, that wretched drag queen from New Orleans whose iconic photo has been posted here before.

by Anonymousreply 1804/19/2013

Bump, goddammit.

by Anonymousreply 1910/26/2014

This woman was a goddess. I heard about her from my mother who always said "he's a nasty piece of work" whenever Roger Moore was on TV. When I eventually saw her on some TV show it was hooked.

by Anonymousreply 2010/26/2014

Have you ever seen so much peroxide and campiness in one place before?

by Anonymousreply 2110/26/2014

Her "My Way" is fabulous.

by Anonymousreply 2210/26/2014

She sounds like what Lauren Bacall wanted to sound like when she sang.

by Anonymousreply 2310/26/2014

If Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews had a daughter.....

by Anonymousreply 2410/27/2014

I love that she always travelled with her old love letters from Roger Moore.

by Anonymousreply 2510/27/2014
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