Bay Area Reporter
by Roberto Friedman
July 17, 2008
SF was very much on the mind of Hollywood boldface names Mitzi Gaynor and Bruce Vilanch , who met for lunch last week at LA hot-spot The Ivy to prepare for the big salute to Miss Mitzi at the Castro Theatre coming up on July 25.
We hear it was the first time that Bruce and Mitzalla had seen each other in years, darlink, and the feathers (and sequins) were flying. The legendary pair dined on Chef Richard Irving ‘s exquisite cuisine. Patrons at the posh eatery tried to listen in as the dynamic duo merrily bantered about how, during their joint appearance on a Danny Thomas special in 1966, Gaynor first met and became galpals with Cher , who was still wearing bearskin vests at the time.
Now the dames wear Mackie â€” five of whose gowns will be on display at the Castro â€” thank you for asking. If the gayles of laughter emanating from their table gave any indication of what will transpire during their on-stage gab-fest at the Castro, run, don’t dawdle, to purchase your ticket today. Gaynor is not to be missed!