“Age is an issue of mind over matter.
If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”
This is how I imagine camparigirl and me to be in our 70s. The styling is very us, too. These ladies were great feminist role models on TV – tough-talking but tender hearted cops with styles very much their own. They had us all riveted to the box during the 80s. They are Tyne Daly (l) and Sharon Gless (r), best known for their work together in US police drama Cagney and Lacey.
Hollywood Photographer Dan Hallman shot this image for the Hollywood Reporter Emmy Special – “The Lady Cops”. He reports that the ladies have lost none of their pizzazz over the years and still share an amazing chemistry. They were laughing like the old friends they are, singing during the shoot and telling Hollywood tales with a refreshing candour and down to earth manner much missed these days.
Apparently Sharon Gless proudly regaled the crew with her story of first meeting Elizabeth Taylor a few years back: “I met Elizabeth and said to her: ‘Hello Ms Taylor, I’m Sharon Gless’. And Elizabeth replied: ‘Of course you are!’.” Tyne Daly heard her friend out, then responded dryly: “I mean, what do you expect, people watch TV!”
A classic campari and sofa exchange. Long may good friends rule!