How Did I Get in Here? The Beverly Blondell Story
"...a smart, imaginative and supremely funny romp through one woman’s rise and fall through celebrity, addiction, tumultous relationships, suspicously re-occuring spousal deaths, and finally her own tragic end." --Indie Theater Now
"this smart, funny show abounds with showmanship" -Fringe Review
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How Did I Get in Here? The Beverly Blondell Story is a documentary style solo play about the rise and fall of a former Vaudeville comedienne turned Hollywood starlet, Beverly Blondell.
Born Harriet Schatz-Gumm in a Lower East Side slum in 1930 to German immigrant vaudeville performers, the show features live interviews, interspersed between photo slides and video clips that tell the story of a brilliant yet tortured actress whose relentless pursuit of success, addiction to pills and fascination with death made her one of the most mysterious icons of 20th century Hollywood.
Hear her story from the people who knew her best, Hester Schatz-Gumm, Beverly's twin sister and former vaudeville partner; her acting guru Vincent St. Bunny; her ardent and long suffering first husband, William Fitzsimmons; her devoted maid and spiritual advisor, Bogdana; and in his first interview in 30 years, Jerome "Stubby" Rosenblatt, her longtime agent and the man credited with discovering her.
Written and Performed by Leila Ben-Abdallah
Directed by Katie Hartman