February 28, 1943
We admit it: we're not very fond of Bernadette. We walked out of her Annie Get Your Gun during intermission, and were tempted to do the same thing during Gypsy. Her voice does nothing for us (except on her fabulous, 1965 pseudo-Lesley Gore 45, "We'll Start the Party Again"). But she is undeniably a Broadway legend, so due respect must be accorded. And, it must be said, on the few occasions that we've seen her up close and personal -- including an evening at Cafe Luxembourg when we were seated so close together, we were practically sharing the same dinner -- she radiates Star Power. A shame we've never felt the same sparks when we've seen her on stage; but we will end this on a positive note: her skin is absolutely flawless. And trust us, we were examining it closely at Luxembourg.