Just kidding! Julie is dressed like a big star and at 71, looks like time started standing still right around “Victor/Victoria” about 25 years ago. Her “Mary Poppins” co-star Dick Van Dyke is here to take part in the presentation of a lifetime achievement award for Julie as is Anne Hathaway, with whom she appeared in the two “Princess Diairies” flicks.
Says Hathaway: “She’s not only a dear friend and colleague…she was also a patient, generous and wise mentor, and I might add, a helluva lot of fun.” Julie blows her a kiss from her seat and the audience stands up and goes into a standing ovation that threatens to go on a long time.
Hathaway, showing all the pluck of her character in “The Devil Wears Prada” says: “Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for honoring Julie Andrews, but there IS more.”
Now they are showing all the clips of Julie singing in “Camelot” and “My Fair Lady.” She got robbed of those movie roles after nailing them on Broadway.
Now “Poppins” clips are on. Think about it. Was Mary Poppins really such a good nanny? She had those kids do some dodgy things. But whatever. Now “The Sound of Music” clips are on and “The Hiiilllls are aliiiive” and I feel sad that she can’t sing like that anymore after that botched throat operation.
I didn’t know she was an advocate for the UN. She really is a saint! And she is a Dame! Queen Elizabeth II gave her that honor. I think it’s kind of like being a Knight?
Now out comes the ageless Dick Van Dyke. Cool!
“I never got over being toingue tied…thaqt beauty and elegange was always a little daunting to me.” “They didn’t break any mold with Julie, there was no mold. She is the one and only.”
Now Julie is taking the stage to the “Hills Are Alive” music and everyone is standing again. I have a lump in my throat. Gulp.
Julie says: “I am so grateful to be part of a guld that reaches out and goes one step beyond its tremendous responsiblities.” my career has just been filled with good fortune. amazing mentors…and what about those delicious leading men? (Paul Newman, Omar Sharif, Rock Hudson etc). Pays tribute to hubby Blake Edwards.
“I have so much joy in my work…and you, ladies and gentlemen have just given me an evening that I will cherish all my life.”
What a lady!