Oh, How We Loved You, Elaine Stritch - by Taylor Marsh
THERE will only be one Elaine Stritch and the mark she made on Broadway and the performing arts of America is indelible. Her Tony Award winning one woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty was the jumping off point for a documentary film, which finally marked the career of this remarkable talent as it should be remembered.
The broad had longevity. …and, oh, what a mouth!
What she meant to me when I watched her… She was a marvel of white hot truth in a frame of molten humanity and vulnerability. Elaine Stritch is what any performer holds as the Diamond Standard. The gold mark just isn’t high enough.
Stritch lived at the Carlyle Hotel for many years and it’s where she made her final performance before returning home to Michigan in 2013, where she said goodbye.