Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Birthday Girl II: Peg and Co.

It's a day of birthday richness; in addition to the magnificent creature that was Queen Mary, today marks the birth of one of the Café's favorite thrushes, the fabulous Miss Peggy Lee. Apparently, as evidenced by these clips from Pete Kelly's Blues, the two ladies shared a fondness for pearls.

It must be admitted, though, that the birthday roll today blends the sublime with the sublimely annoying: also sharing this natal day are Lenny Kravitz, Helena Bonham Carter (I bet even her birthday cake is Edwardian), Al Jolson, and Bobcat Goldthwait. It takes the combined might of fellow celebrators Pam Grier, John Wayne, Norma Talmadge, and Jay Silverheels to offset all that horror...

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