Ivan Dowling Doesn’t Dance

Ivan Dowling — actor, professor, singer, gadabout — writes in response to my earlier post about Catherine Hennessey’s birthday party, in part:

You mentioned that I had done a dance after my song. I presume you were referring to the second picture of me where I was curtsying at the end. I had just finished singing “Alice Blue Gown” , which to my embarassment my parents had me sing on radio 66 years ago. It describes the pride of a GIRL!! named Alice who had just displayed in public her new blue gown. As soon as I work up a dance to go with the song I’ll have my agent get in touch.

Apologies to Ivan for assuming he was dancing when he was really mid-curtsy. Sometimes it’s so hard to tell.