Wednesday, June 15, 2022

When Dusty Springfield Aspired to Be a Cat Lady

With thanks to a regular reader for pointing me to this 1978 clip of Dusty Springfield and Betty White on "The Jim Nabors Show," bonding over their mutual love of animals. What a thrill to see them together! xo 

Jump to 19:19 for maximum cat cuteness

The episode originally aired March 27, 1978, which was shortly after "The Betty White Show" was canceled after 14 episodes. 

P.S. I've been hearing for ages that a Dusty biopic is coming. Here's what Glamour wrote in February under the headline: "Biopic movies are set to take over our screens in 2022 (and beyond). These are the ones not to miss," although I see no mention of the film on IMDB or Wikipedia. 

"So Much Love" 
Gemma Arterton is taking on the role of Dusty Springfield in "So Much Love," which she has described as a "more intimate" take than other blockbuster biopics. 

She told the Daily Mirror: "I am kind of a bit terrified by it, but at the same time really excited. It’s about a specific moment in her life when she made Dusty in Memphis and went to America for the first time and did that amazing incredible album and defied everybody’s expectations.”
Wikipedia references supposed projects that were to involve Nicole Kidman, Kristin Chenoweth and Madonna ("producing and perhaps playing Dusty's manager"), none of which ever surfaced. 

Guess we’ll have to wait to see if Dusty’s catspirations ever make it to the silver screen. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I heard from someone that the project was canceled but i cant find any info on it online.