As you know, beautiful is my favorite subject, I do not think beauty is only to be taken at face value; it also comes from within. The ideal example is the gorgeous actress Brooke Shields.
The first time I meet her was at her Broadway show back in 1994. This lovely girl, incredibly all, with the most perfect features and figure, was starring in the show “Grease” at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre with Ricky Paull Goldin.
Then, Brooke celebrated her Broadway debut with an after-theatre party at the Harley Davidson Café. In the limo, on our way to the café I could see searchlights in the night – three resplendent rainbows, illuminating the sky of Manhattan, welcoming Brooke Shields to the show.
Who was at the party? Cast members, friends, admirers, (especially Andre Agassi). Meeting Dr. Ruth, I said, “I am a hairdresser. You are a sexologist. Do you think there is any relationship between hair and sex?” She burst into laughter and said, “I promise to answer that question next time we meet.”
Another fun person was Larry Bud M. Navy who plays the role of Calvert Deforest, who gave me free advice on how to get rich. Overall, it was a pleasure to meet Brooke’s co-stars … Susan Wood, who’s voice carries such beauty and sweetness in her melodious voice (as a hairdresser, I was secretly admiring her blonde, silky hair—the kind you rarely find twice.) and my friend Ricky Paull Goldin, playing his role with even more stage power than when he opened. He reminded me more and more of John Travolta. Ricky has a lot of inner beauty and the same kind of charismatic attraction as the unforgettable James Dean…
And Brooke’s hair? She would be lovely in any style, but the wig she was wearing in the show didn’t show her at her best. Her own hair, currently, is “back-to-herself,” the deepest color for her type. (I picture her with multi-tone highlights in the darker side.) Her face still keeps the same characteristic aura of her movie, “Blue Lagoon.”
At the theatre, all the comments I heard about Brooke’s performance were admiring. She always have a very sweet personality, perhaps too sweet for Rizzo the “tough” girl she was playing then, but she is a good actress and managed it well. I think she brought even more style to an already great show.