This likely only means something to people who resided in the UK in the last 20 years and not all of those will get it either. However, last night a colleague was filming a short Instagram story as we found ourselves unable to get into Chateau Marmont for a little tipple. Unexpected entertainment came from a very LA couple singing ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ which indeed she was recording. Watching her story this morning there was a voice I recognized in the background, talking about getting a taxi down to the Beverly Wilshire. It was Alice from the Vicar of Dibley!
Only it wasn’t. It was me! I can’t decide if I’m delighted or aghast for obvious reasons! If you’ve no idea what I’m talking about google it. Perhaps google ‘Vicar of Dibley Alice Jokes’ and watch a few. You will understand why I am both delighted and disturbed at the similarity I heard.
Pic is of the christmassy exterior of the Beverly Wilshire, aka the hotel from Pretty Woman, and judging by the leering men when any woman entered, I’d suggest they didn’t get the memo that it was a film. It doesn’t mean all women entering this particular premises are available. That said beyond lecherous stares everyone was well behaved and civilized, the drinks were good and I ticked another classic LA site off my list in my dwindling days over here.