Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Kishmesh Jooni

From the otherwise odious film, "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." The wrighter (sic) Grizzard of the original piece and much of the book from the stage show actually sued the film producers to take away the title. He suggested that they call the film "Smokey and the Bandit go to a Whorehouse."

Anyway, Dolly Parton is a sometime employer, and constant friend and no small shakes as a philosopher. Once, before a show I saw her in her dressing room, standing before a long counter that was lined with platinum wigs. She picked the biggest one, huge in all its southern hairspray and laquered glory, plopped it on her head and turned with a wicked grin to say:

"The bigger the hair, the smaller the hips."

I replied:

"Dolly darlin' you are not only beautiful, you are wise."

She wrote one of my favorite Christmas songs. Enjoy.