Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Shakespeare Stars!

I was WRONG when I implied that people getting drunk on yachts were the only things connecting THE RICHARD BURTON DIARIES with the book JOHNNY CARSON, by Johnny Carson's lawyer. Sinatra also figures in both. Sinatra is hanging out with Richard Burton (on a yacht!) and wants Burton to read HAMLET with him... because Sinatra is planning to make his comeback... AS HAMLET! That never happened. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE. So Johnny Carson and Johnny Carson's lawyer are hanging out with Joyce DeWitt (pictured), whom the lawyer is dating. You may know her best from TV'S THREE'S COMPANY. And Joyce DeWitt tries to talk Johnny Carson into playing Puck in a production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Ha ha ha! That anecdote is related as a flashback during a tense dinner that the lawyer is having with Johnny Carson just months later... ON A YACHT. Only now, with no explanation, the lawyer is dating Mary Hart from TV'S ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT instead of Joyce DeWitt! Oh boy. That is all the information I have for you at this time.