Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Astaire's other talent

Short and sweet little scene from Roberta (1935).  Did you know ol' Freddie could stride the ivories?  And I love how/where it's edited.  Perfect.

"I won't dance, don't ask me.  I won't dance, don't ask me.  I won't dance, Madame, with you."

Not dancing,

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merriest and Happiest!

The warm and fuzzy disposition from Monday night's Christmas show is stubbornly staying with me. Could this possibly continue to Christmas Day? Stay tuned to find out. In the meantime, here's a warm and fuzzy classic holiday vid compilation. (I think it must be the champagne...)

Warmest wishes, Darlings.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Noir Nightingale goes Noel

Hello Darlings,

What a fabulous, festive time last night at my Christmas show:  "Noel Nightingale: Laura Shaffer's Vintage Christmas"!  Thank you to everyone who attended and made it such fun!  Incredible standing room only audience again, a cookin' band, and my special guest Art Vargas made it a night to remember!  Now I'm feeling decidedly unlike myself, i.e., all warm and fuzzy. Thank you ever so much to all my partners in Christmas crime. The fantastic band - Arno Marsh, Bruce Harper, Charlie Shaffer, Chandler Judkins, and Jeff Davis. My dashing special guest, Art Vargas. Marsha and Norm Ross, working their tails off. Peggy Caspar and Philip Esser, always generously donating time and effort. And the greatest audience on the planet, packing the room and throwing back the love! I'm humbled and grateful for all the lovely, amazing people I know, and the new ones I get to meet all the time through performing. 

The Merriest to all of you!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Who knew?

I had heard that Hedy Lamarr was vehemently, even violently anti-Nazi.  Very interesting article.  Beauty, cunning, AND brains?

Until next time, Darlings!