“I collect antiques, earrings, old music and men. (Yvonne De Carlo)
Back in the day, Yvonne De Carlo was “The Queen of Technicolor” and “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”. She co-starred with the likes of Clark Gable, Rock Hudson, Burt Lancaster, Van Heflin, Joel McCrea, and John Wayne in a series of forgettable, albeit successful, Westerns, pirate movies, and she also played her fair share of shady ladies and slave girls. Yet today, Yvonne is best remembered for her role as the wife of Moses in Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments, and probably even more so as Lily Munster.
Yvonne De Carlo, Michael B. Druxman’s one-woman play, is set in 1974 when the actress is at an emotional crossroads. As she contemplates divorcing her husband of 18 years, she remembers the events that have brought her to this point in her life, beginning with a fatherless childhood in Vancouver, BC, and a destitute mother intent on making her daughter a ballet star. She further reminisces about the many men who have passed through her life, including romances with the likes of Howard Hughes and Aly Khan. Yvonne’s often humorous story is also one of love, passion, loss, and near tragedy.