R.I.P. Vivienne Chandler
Many thanks to Tom B. for this heart-breaking info. I don’t think many people would have known otherwise. Since hearing of this, I have attempted to discover other details on the internet of this beautiful lady’s sad passing, but have been unsuccessful.
A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to contact Ms Chandler, via e-mail, and asked her a few questions about her recollections of working on ‘Duck You Sucker’ (Fistful of Dynamite); and she was most gracious in her reply…she couldn’t have been more helpful and courteous…
Also, it was about this time - not long after I joined ‘Spag. West. Database’, that I devised my very own ‘Spaghetti Western Menu’, comprised of pasta and meat, and fish dishes - named specifically after Spaghetti Western heroes and villains we love to hate!
I e-mailed Ms. Chandler, and asked if she had a favourite meal, which I would be able to add to my menu, and she replied that it would have to be a vegetable curry - one of her favourites.
As a result, I added the Vivienne Chandler ‘Dream Girl Special’ curry to my menu; and now cook it in my own house-hold on a regular basis. It consists mostly of spices, spinach and potatoes.
I named the curry ‘Dream Girl Special’, as a tribute to her ‘dream-like’ appearances in ‘Duck You Sucker’ (aka ‘Fistful of Dynamite’ and ‘Once Upon A Time the Revolution’).
I have never forgotten the kindness of this very beautiful lady, who took the time to e-mail me back, and to gracefully recall her experiences of working alongside Sergio Leone, James Coburn, David Warbeck and co.
What a lovely lady… kind in heart and manner…such a tragic loss…
R.I.P. Vivienne ‘Dream Girl’ Chandler.