something for everyone; fabulous!
So subtle and understated!
She sings the songs of your life, HER way.
I'm exhausted. In a good way.
Who is she? Who was she? Who does she hope to be? According to Wikipedia, she was declared a "vexatious litigant" by England's High Court, which makes her worthy of this site even without that Anthony Newley-channeled performance.
Bonus points for her scandalous affair with Roger Moore!
Reader, she married him - and launched his career with her money... Jx
I look forward to what our fabulous friend Jon has to add to this topic!
Oh, darling - I may be late to this particular Dotty-fest, but you simply must read this delightful article I uncovered a few years back... Jx
Oh, Thom - just when I think there are no more new frontiers, no more Everests to climb, no more ... you find this.I think I'd like have seen her do a double act with Dora Hall - it would have been a night of piercing subtlety and elegant restraint.
This is exactly how I am onstage! And off, as MattAdore felt compelled to remind me.
For some reason, I feel like a bar fight is a brewing. But in a good way!
Like the mythic Gigantor, the Space Age Robot, she's bigger than big, taller than tall. There's a Google ad for Hobby Lobby, 40% coupon or some such. Gonna need much more than that to rebuild that soundstage, the set.
I assumed TRVH had covered off the horror that is Miss Squires years ago. One needs to delve deep with her because every performance is more ghastly than the last. For whatever reason, I've always assumed that if Fanny Cradock had a variety show, she would be a doppelganger for Miss Squires.
i'm hoping that one of the lip-syncing for your life sequences on the new season of "drag race" will use this as the assignment.
I was totally thinking this was like a drag queen on acid doing Shirley Bassey. Or Shirley Bassey on acid doing a drag queen.
Wow, thank you Thombeau! I'm ashamed to say I had never even heard the name Dorothy Squires before (I have turned in my membership card to NYC Gay Male Local Union #69), but I was alternately horrified and entranced by this, and it sent me down the YouTube/iTunes rabbit hole!I've now watched a BBC bio, a dozen chat show and concert appearances, and downloaded two albums. Somebody stop me!
Neely: I think after such actions your union card will be thrust upon you once more, with no expiration date. And I'm sure you're a member of the Board of Justin Sayre's International Order of Sodomites, gathering monthly at Joe's Pub there in NYC...
@cwilson: Thanks a lot -- now I'm careening down the Justin Sayre's rabbit hole as well -- I may never resurface!
I had the pleasure of being at the International Order of Sodomites in November and seeing Mr. Sayre live after watching him on the You Tube (a reference to Punchy Players, another fabulous site on You Tube). Now I am addicted. If I lived in New York I'd be at Joe's Pub every month for the reading of the beads (I mean the Board's recommendations).
That's awesome! I've only seen him on YouTube but would love the live experience. The crowd alone would be worth it!
I want my ringtone to be that disembodied voice saying, "Miss Dorothy Squirahs"! I would answer every phone call with a smile!BrianB
Miss Squires simply has to be the campest of all our camp icons here at Dolores Delargo Towers. This clip alone is a mainstay of many a house party chez nous, if only for the hilarious moment that Dotty, mid-belting, readjusts her bra in front of the camera [see my blog]. She simply had no shame whatsoever (being a fellow Welshie, that is understandable). The tales of her hurling drunken obscenities outside Roger Moore's house when he left her for another woman, her notoriously lavish parties, her calling Barbara Cartland a "cunt", her incredible comeback concert in 1971 when she sold out the London Palladium singlehandedly, and her sad end as a recluse in Wales (living off the kindness of fans) are the stuff of legend!We even went to see a fabulous tribuite play about her life. I think it suffice to say say we are rather fond of Dotty...Jx
Oh, dear Jon, you never disappoint! Brava, darling! XOXO
Before commenting I had to do a little Google search to 1) make sure this wasn't a put-on (I honestly never heard of her and thought it was a Lola Heatherton-like spoof) 2) make sure that I wasn't about to say something bad about someone with a disability. Honestly, I had to watch it twice. I couldn't believe the delivery, the costume (that bra hitch) and the gestures. When the real thing and camp become one in the same, you find yourself just sitting there watching it with your mouth open.
So true! The moment I saw this I knew I had to share. Some things must be seen to be believed!