Monday, July 20, 2009

Debbie Reynolds Speaks


As part of the cruise ship itinerary during my Mexican Riviera vacation, Debbie Reynolds held a great one-hour Q&A. She was witty, charming and hilarious. Old Hollywood. New Hollywood. Her marriages. Her divorces. Nothing was off limits.

One of the funniest things she said was about her marriage to Eddie Fischer. "When I was married to Eddie, before he went down the Nile . . ."

Of course, this is in reference to Eddie Fischer famously leaving Debbie to be with Elizabeth Taylor (who played Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile).

Another jem: "After Elizabeth's husband died in the plane crash, I sent Eddie over to console her. I didn't realize she would keep him."

The hour flew by and I'm sure the majority of people would have stayed another two hours. After the Q&A, Debbie signed photos and posed for pictures. I had gotten a photo with her earlier in the week, but I wanted another.



11 comments:

Bob said...

I love her because she says anything and everything!

Down the Nile!

Doug Goff said...

Sounds like a great QA. I love her "I don't care" attitude.

Stephen Rader said...

"Down the Nile." Genius. Smart and witty. Just like her daughter.

She's coming here for a concert next month, I believe. I need to get tickets soon!

Howard said...

You can certainly see where Carrie gets her biting whit, and it is great Debbie has no problem sharing with her fans!

mistress maddie said...

I bet that was pretty damn funny to see her. She really is quite talented and I think it get overlooked how funny she can be with her sense of humor! And by the looks of it, your in seventh heven their in that picture. How cute you look with Debbie.

Deep Dish said...

I've seen her in person twice--once in her fabulous one-woman show (in which she showed clips of her old movies) and another when she just gave a talk and talked about everything under the sun. She's just wonderful! And I love her cameo in "Connie & Carla".

Stephen said...

Lucky You!!!
I love her. I saw her nightclub act in 1976 & I saw her on Broadway in IRENE. The Husband & I went to see Singin' In The Rain at a Theatre last winter...what a treat. Love the Mother & love the daughter!

Mark said...

I want to see Carrie on Broadway. I saw the posters of her show and it looks hilarious!

A Lewis said...

She is just one of THOSE women who will always be near and dear to me. What a gal!

John said...

I adore Debbie and all the work she's done. I enjoyed meeting her when she had her hotel/casino in Las Vegas. She was very gracious like you describe.

RAD said...

handomse devil....you not Debbie that is...but she is quite fetchin too! :-)