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᠕ This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection Online Read ᡘ Ebook By Carol Burnett ᢜ

᠕ This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection Online Read ᡘ Ebook By Carol Burnett ᢜ ᠕ This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection Online Read ᡘ Ebook By Carol Burnett ᢜ During the past few years, Ive zigzagged across the country appearing in various theaters performing Laughter and Reflection A Conversation with Carol, Where the Audience Asks the Questions Its just the audience and me The evening lasts ninety minutes, beginning with seven minutes of old Q A clips from our TV variety show to give the audience an idea of what the evening is going to be like Then I come out onstage and ask for the lights to be bumped up, so I can see everyone.Lights up.Me Tonight is all about any questions you might have for me about our show, the people Ive worked with, moments that stand out in your memory that youre curious aboutanything at all So just raise your hands, and here we go Its always a little scary, because Im working without a safety net There are no plants in the audience, because if the event feels pre planned, it takes the fun out of it The audience can tell its off the cuff, and through the years people have been pretty enthusiasticand arent at all shy about raising their hands When I call on someone I never know what the question will be I have to say, it keeps the ol gray matter ticking and the blood pumping.However, through the years there have been questions that were asked over and over, which gives me a breather by allowing me to count on being able to tell some set stories If these questions werent asked for instance, if the audience was sitting on its hands , often I could bring up the subject myself and tell the story anyway Whew What follows are some of these stories that Ive shared over the years in response to various questions Some have to do with our gang on the variety show, embarrassing moments, famous people, not so famous people, family, and so on Since Im not planning on doing too many of these story evenings in the future, I figured Id write up my favorite stories for my grandkids and anybody else who might enjoy themwho might have some fun and laughs and maybe some nostalgic moments as well.Many years ago, in 1986, I wrote a memoir called One More Time, which was couched as a letter to my three daughters, telling them all about my growing up in a dysfunctional yet loving family That book didnt take my life beyond age twenty six This time Im emphasizing episodes and anecdotes that have brought me to the present time, although Ive also included a few stories from childhood that bear repeating Originally I began writing this book as a simple series of anecdotes, but as I got into it I found that I went into detail than I usually do onstage I also found myself writing about things that I havent talked about onstage but which resonate with me Some of them are even serious These thoughts and feelings just kind of poured out onto the page They might not be as amusing as some of my other remembrances, but theyre memories Id like to share So what follows is a kind of memoir peppered with anecdotes here and there I hope you enjoy it Rumplemayers and the Mean HostessDuring the summer of 1959 Once upon a Mattress was enjoying a healthy run, and a few of us in the cast decided to splurge one Saturday night after the show and treat ourselves to a sundae at the most expensive ice cream parlor in New York City Rumplemayers, in the St Moritz Hotel on Central Park South Even though Mattress had been running for a few months and I had done some television, I was far from being recognizable in public Nonetheless, I was flush with the excitement of being in a hit stage show and raking in 80 a week to boot I could afford a Rumplemayers treat.Rumplemayers was a pretty posh ice cream parlor You could spot familiar faces there anytime after the bows had been taken and the lights had dimmed on Broadway for the night Some folks went to nightclubs or bars, but those who had a sweet tooth and who also wanted to be seen went to Rumplemayers I remember having peeked in a few months earlier and spotting Marlene Dietrich in a gorgeous gray pantsuit at the counter, elegantly digging a long handled spoon into a whipped cream goodie.On this night four of us pushed our way through the re olving door and stood casing the scene as we waited for the hostess It was crowded, but there were a couple of empty tables in the back The hostess, in a blue dress with a white collar and cuffs and sporting a very tight bun in her hair, approached us with menus She took a closer look, and smoke began to come out of her ears.EXCUSE ME But just what do you think youre doing She was looking straight at me.Pardon me I SAID, what do you think youre doing Before I could speak, she went off on a major tear Young woman, dont you realize that we dont allow ladies in RUMPLEMAYERS wearing SLACKS SL ACKSshe made it two syllables and pronounced them like a dirty wordare FOR BID DEN She was actually screaming at me Her pipes couldve given Ethel Merman a run for her money I wondered if maybe her bun was too tight Suddenly I noticed that the place had become strangely quiet fewer clinking spoons, less slurping through straws More than a few customers were watching us, evidently waiting to see if the hostess was going to shoot me I was feeling like an axe murderer and at the same time awfully humiliated I was dressed in a nice pair of black slacks, not jeans, but apparently that was still enough of a social gaffe for her to send me up the river and put me in solitary.My friends and I were frozen in place, but this lady wouldnt quit I looked for the swastika on her sleeve as she continued her harangue.DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME FOR BID DEN I was about to slink out backward when the image of Marlene Dietrich came to me out of nowhere She had been in SL ACKS and nobody had yelled at her And all this hostess needed to do with us was to nicely explain the rules It could have gone thusly Hostess quietly Im awfully sorry, miss, but Rumplemayers has a dress code, and ladies are not seated if theyre wearing slacks I do hope you and your friends will come back and see us soon Heres a mint.Me quietly Oh, of course Im sorry, I didnt know Well definitely come back another time, and thank you so much for the mint We exit with dignity End of Scene.Simple No problem But noooo.Astonishingly, she was still at it, not only for our benefit now, but clearly for that of the entire restaurant I DONT KNOW WHERE YOU KIDS GET OFF THINKING YOU CAN BREAK THE RULES WHENEVER YOU WANT You couldve heard a pin drop At this point, the image of Dietrich in pants was looming full screen in my minds eye I opened my mouth to speak.Please forgive me, I said sweetly but projecting so that every customer could hear , but I have a wooden leg, and Im too embarrassed to wear a skirt.Dead silence I felt the entire restaurant getting ready to line the hostess up in front of a firing squad She felt it, too She led us to a back table I dragged my wooden leg all the way across the room without bending my knee and ate my hot fudge sundae while sitting stiff legged the whole time.The revenge tasted sweeter than the sundae From the Hardcover edition.These short memories, of the people Burnett met and interviewed over the years, on and off camera, bring it back the golden age of variety shows.Burnett has a writer s eye for the moment, the detail, the slip that reveals character She s never mean and always grateful Los Angeles Times Carol was a huge star on television because she was funny, daring, and always genuine We loved Carol because we felt we knew her With this book, we do She trusts us with her personal anecdotes, happy, sad, hilarious and poignant Thank you Carol Billy Crystal I read This Time Together in one sitting and when I finished I felt like Carol had been sitting beside me telling me these wonderful stories of her life It s funny, it s endearing and very moving I cannot recommend it highly enough Julie Andrews I grew up watching Carol Burnett She s an amazing actress, talented writer and legendary comedienne She inspired me to do what I m doing today And believe me, if I knew how to read, I would definitely read this book Ellen DeGeneres I love this book because it s written the way she talks nothing stilted, nothing distanced You ll read it in one gulp I did and then you ll read it again She s an excellent writer so spot on intelligent and hilarious.Hal Prince Reading Carol Burnett s book, THIS TIME TOGETHER, makes me realize that every American family prays that they can have someone as lovely as Carol as their next door neighbor Tony Bennett This Time Together Laughter and Reflection Carol Burnett This by is a heartwarming collection of stories from one the most beloved actresses our time It also reminder when life was much simpler, all we had to worry about where were going sit turned on her show Burnett Together, Reflections, Burnett, narrated produced Random House Audio, downloaded audible book got me through harrowing weekend laughing throughout great gift for anyone who remembers classic variety with lovely her, Harvey, Vicki Tim I finished this in no because couldn t put it down thoroughly enjoyed my together YouTube Nov , Provided YouTube IOKI LENATAR LON MUSIC Auto generated SFGate s new memoir, anything but tell In fact, barely some But if expects year old TV legend reveal herself as Apple Books Apr Read free sample or buy You can read Books your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac ThriftBooks Buy cheap copy THIS TIME TOGETHER percent ndash funny, irreverent, irresistible revered Free shipping over Carol Show available DVD Ship Item Qualifies Shipping Online, Pick up Store currently unavailable, item may be store purchase Carol Wikipedia Creighton born April an American actress, comedian, singer writer, whose career spans seven decades television She best known groundbreaking show, The Show, originally aired Receive Golden Globe Special Achievement acclaimed actress across film, Broadway, which ran years received Emmy Awards, making receive inaugural award will named honor at next month Globes Tyler Netflix need clear space crowded mantel At Rotten Tomatoes Celebrity Profile Check out latest photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums blogs Tomatoes Biography IMDb entertainment world has five decade love affair comedienne A peerless sketch performer delightful, Talks About Her Daughter Tragic Death shares what like after daughter, Carrie Hamilton, died cancer outtakes Conway Elephant Story May destroys his castmates during Mama Family refusing let scene continue until he finish story circus elephant The Best Year Anniversary incredible seasons featured talented entertainers history business Now celebrate th includes best, seasons, very first Lifetime Award days agoLegendary comedian icon set ever special achievement award, honor, Hollywood Foreign Press Association Golden naming her agoThe Awards introduce trophy name its recipient comedic Assn announced Tuesday morning that prize honoring lifetime Friends syndication comedy starring Harvey Korman, Lawrence, Lyle WaggonerIn frequent guest star became regular Waggoner left series Dick Van Dyke replaced Korman final season Thanksgiving, agoGolden unveil POPSUGAR Entertainment For than years, trailblazer been breaking barriers while us laugh, said HFPA President Meher Tatna woman host Namesake news NBC Today statement To First Honorary selected agoCarol isn just receiving Annual accolade Comedian, Actress Biography Watch videoCarol long running Born San Antonio, Texas Official excited invite you brand official Channel With full length sketches winning these clips keep glued channel Laughter selling author, widely recognized public peers work stage screen, notably Named magazine Television Shows All Time, averaged million viewers per week, This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection

 

    • This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection
    • 1.2
    • 21
    • Format Kindle
    • 288 pages
    • 030746119X
    • Carol Burnett
    • Anglais
    • 06 July 2016

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