IWannaBeABluesSinger wrote:Cas19 wrote:Thank you Maggie, loved reading this too, its nice to read what Dusty thought about her fans.
Is this for sale on Ebay or somewhere?
I believe it was from a US magazine, and it was on eBay but it's gone now, as far as I can see.
st louis blues wrote:Oh my gosh, Maggie, are you also an Avengers fan like me? I wasn't yet born when that show was on the air. I'm from the wrong decade. I discovered it on PBS. Rigg, like Dusty, deserved to be a bigger star here than she was. Like Dusty, Diana was so versatile and I thought Patrick Macnee was handsome. I'd forgotten about that western she wanted to do. It's weird but they had similar ideas about working here. In theory it sounded great, but in practice it didn’t work. I remember reading that Diana wanted to spend half the year here in the states working on her sitcom. She’d get a lot of exposure and make more money. Then, when the show was on hiatus she’d go back to England and stage work. The best of both worlds, right? Dusty thought having Atlantic handle things here her U.S fans would have more access to her albums and Phillips could handle things in England. Again, it sounds good on paper, but sadly it didn’t work for either of them. Two of the finest exports from Britain and the U.S. could not appreciate them.
About eight years ago I had to take a class on female fiction writers and film. One of the books/ films was “Tipping the Velvet.” As a straight girl from a conservative background I’d never been exposed to that kind of writing. I thought the book was interesting as well as the film. I was surprised the star of the film was Diana’s daughter, Rachael. I think she’s very talented. Boy, the guys in the class didn’t know what to make of it. If I could have Diana’s looks, Dusty’s voice, and a suave guy like John Steed, I’d be a happy girl. Again, thanks for the article. I love to read those old clippings. I find Dusty’s interviews fascinating. I just finished reading one from 1964 and she used the word “funky” in describing some music. I wonder what the older British musicians thought she meant. I’m assuming that word wasn’t used much across the pond in those days or was it?
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