There seems to be something about the holiday season that makes Rebecca Havemeyer need to her alter her consciousness. Last year for Celluloid Handbag's presentation of VALLEY OF THE DOLLS she smoked salvia right up on the stage until she had to take her shoes off and lie down for the whole montage of brilliant pill-head starlettes who have burned out over the years. And after the montage ended she had to lie there a while longer.
This year she wanted to bring back one of our all time favorite movies to show right around the holidays, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? This movie is probably the best example of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor getting sloppy drunk together for a whole movie, and that is saying something, because they drank their way through a whole of great movies together. This one, though, is really something special.
In Rebecca's own words:
The holidays are upon us like a she dog in heat, ladies and gentlepigs, and what better way to crawl through them than with a painful, burnin shot of some ELIZABETH TAYLOR and RICHARD BURTON in one of the most liquor ridden hellish (and gorgeous) nights of ya’ entire life! We all know what its like ta’ be trapped in a house over the holidays…wantin ta’ take a gun to some relatives head, needin’ ta’ smoke several cartons a’ cigarettes while makin’ love ta’ Jack Daniels in every corner of tha’ room. Well, CELLULOID HANDBAG and REBECCA HAVEMEYER wanna get ya’ all prepped for it with our favorite film of all time, the one and only WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Edward Albee was drunk when he wrote it, and I guarantee you’ll be as well when ya crawl outta this exquisite nightmare. DO NOT MISS THIS, CHICKENS…there ain’t anything like it in tha’ whole world.
December 14- Ritz