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Lauren Bacall, by Way of the BBC

LaurenBacallDIDIn the spring of 1979, BBC Radio 4 gifted listeners with Lauren Bacall‘s Desert Island Discs. Along with some wonderful journalist memories of the late actress, this one gets FishbowlNY’s vote.

Let’s start with then-host Roy Plomley‘s voice. Although this program was recorded 35 years ago, it sounds like it could just as well have been bottled during the heyday of Bacall’s cinematic career. (Strangely enough, DID was launched in 1942, just two years ahead of Bacall’s breakout first film To Have and Have Not.)

The sing-song of Mr. Plomley and Ms. Bacall is mesmerizing, interrupted eight times by some glorious and often classical music. And oh, the memories.

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For This Photographer, ‘Grease’ Was the Career Word

Sometimes, the best part of an article is the author footnote.

2014OuterCriticsCircleAwardsBelow the broadwayworld.com photo gallery of Andrea Martin, Mare Winningham, Bryan Cranston and others who attended last night’s 64th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards at Sardi’s, there is this mini-bio for photojournalist Walter McBride:

As a 14-year-old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway show, the original production of Grease. His journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night.

Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved… Recently, he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in Hugh Jackman on Broadway as well as receiving the Actors’ Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award.

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Jimmy Breslin is A-OK with New York Journalism Hall of Fame Honor

“I’ll accept all awards!” the 82-year-old Breslin told New York Daily News reporter Stephen Rex Brown after learning that he, along with seven others, will be inducted in November to the Deadline Club’s revived New York Journalism Hall of Fame.

Breslin is an emblem of a bygone daily newspaper era. The November 14 honor at Sardi’s is a nice addition to a career that also encompasses the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Breslin told Brown he’s working right now on a novel and that his success tracks back to Queens:

“If you were in Ozone Park when my career started, you would have known I was going to get here!” said Breslin. “Because Ozone Park was a place that you had to work hard — and that brings vast rewards.”

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