Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Lifelong Friendship of Rosemary Clooney

Blanche Chambers, a lifelong friend of Rosemary Clooney, recently spoke of their friendship and early days running around Maysville's Third and Market streets during the late 1930s and early 1940s. The two girls would often be founding singing to passerbys in the hopes of getting a few coins to buy coneys at the Delight or ice cream at the Traxel or the Elite. In 1953, when Rosemary's film The Stars Are Singing premiered at the Russell Theater, Chambers rode in the convertible with Rosemary during a parade to celebrate the event. Chambers, whom Rosemary affectionately called "Blanchie Mae", is 80 now and still lives in Maysville. The two remained lifelong friends through Rosemary's career as a singer, exchanging thousands of postcards and many phone calls. Full Story

posted at 2:45 PM by Jeremy Parnell