The celebrated singer/songwriter
Amanda McBroom shares a
touching and telling memory
of Dorothy Fields, from the
troubled road tour of Seesaw
(McBroom was in the chorus).
| Amanda McBroom:
We were in the Fisher Theater in Detroit and I was sitting
in the auditorium. It was in the middle of winter. Half the company
had hepatitis, half the company had just been fired, everybody was
really cranky, and I was really missing my boyfriend.
came over, sat next to me, patted my knee and asked "What's the
matter honey?" I told her how horribly I was missing my boyfriend.
She put down this enormous Louis Vuitton bag which she always carried
around, pulled out a pack of Camels, lit one up, pulled out a flask,
took a drag, then pulled out her checkbook, wrote me a check for
$300, handed it to me and said "You get him here. Romance is important."