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Film, "Carol Channing: Larger Than Life": Uncovering Broadway's Blonde

"Carol Channing: Larger Than Life": Uncovering Broadway's Blonde

"There was this creature with huge eyes and an enormous red mouth," recalls Bruce Vilanch on first seeing Carol Channing on TV — an impression shared by anyone whose introduction to the actress were her frequent appearances on Hollywood Squares…
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Calendar, Night&Day And You, Too?

And You, Too?

Sharon McNight proves you don't need smoke, mirrors, or a yen for ego-bruising to be a world-class diva. With her smoky eyes, arch expression, and immaculate bouffant, the Tony Award-winning McKnight seethes with the kind of cleverly manufactured persona that…
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Culture, Stagecap


The first run of Legends in the mid-1980s led playwright James Kirkwood to write the book Diary of a Mad Playwright about the experience. The original production starred Carol Channing as Sylvia Glenn and Mary Martin as Leatrice Monsee as…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Hair Salon-cum-Art Gallery

In this day and age, it pays to multitask. A full-service hair salon that doubles as an art gallery, Glama-Rama is one of the best spots to kill two birds with one stone. Proprietress Deena Davenport opened shop to get…
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Dining, Social Grace

Diamonds Are a Mom's Best Friend

Dear Social Grace, I wanted to get your opinion on whether a gift would be appropriate for my mother. Several years ago (during a more prosperous time), my mom bought me diamond earrings for my college graduation. This was a…
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