Facebook had the temerity to present me with this Sunday night:
“People I may know”? Not a chance, Zuck. And what does Raquel Welch, now 72, look like, anyway?
Well, in February, she looked like this:
The occasion: a five-day event by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, titled Cinematic Goddess: American Sex Symbol, The Films of Raquel Welch, which featured screenings of ten such films plus several appearances by the actress herself. Unpaid Film Critic reports on one appearance:
On Saturday, February 11, before a screening of The Three Musketeers (1973), Welch was interviewed on stage, at the Walter Reade Theatre, by legendary talk show host Dick Cavett. Watching Cavett and Welch together was like being in a time warp. Neither had dropped a stitch. Cavett was still urbane and funny while Welch was beautiful, gracious and wonderfully candid. Cavett said, “It has been such a long time since we were together. Remember how young we were? Now only one of us is beautiful.” To which Welch replied, “Oh that’s not true.” To which Cavett said, “I didn’t mean me.”
You hadda be there, I suppose.