Petula Clark is in NYC, for a series of cabaret-style shows, like the ones she did in France fifty years ago. NPR has this interview with the lovely lady, who is now, if I’m not mistaken, entering her 70th year in showbiz. This evocative portrait of Petula at fifteen is from a 1947 issue of Vogue magazine.
Wednesday at 6:30 PM ET, Turner Classic Movies is showing The Runaway Bus, a nifty little caper comedy with Petula Clark, from her years in British film. No singing, just Pet being perfectly perky as Nikki, a resourceful stewardess.
And this coming Sunday night/Monday morning at 4 AM ET, TCM is showing Petula in one of her teen roles from the popular Huggetts series, The Huggetts Abroad. Thanks, TCM!
This came in yesterday from across the Atlantic...
Hello from the UK
I have been enjoying your blog for some time now,especially the Petula Clark items. Are you aware of a new version of ‘Downtown’ by ‘The Saw Doctors’, out soon. It features new vocals from Petula.
All for now
Hey, wow, this is great! Thank you so much, Stephen. It’s always nice to know there’s somebody out there, and I should have been aware of the Saw Doctors doing Downtown with Pet, but I wasn’t until now. What splendid fun! The Saw Doctor’s contagious take on Petula’s magnificent Downtown gets released on December 9...
... and I see that the Saw Doctors will be in Massachusetts in March, playing downtown Northampton and Worcester (two good UK names there, a’right), and at the House of Blues in Boston on March 9, close enough to St. Patrick’s day to assure some good, loud times.