About my life, the ups and downs, the tears and laughter, which makes it all so worthwhile.


A champagne toast to all you readers. (Photo by Barclay Shaw in Las Vegas 1982)


Zee  Hush, Hush 1980

My name is Eric Lindsay and I was born in 1929, the year of the great depression, so I am really old!

I can never say that my life was not interesting.

(Here is a quote that I think is very apropos of my life:)

“Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, happiness and pain, only that person has truly experienced life.”   

                                      Stefan Sweig   November 28, 1881 – February 22, 1942


Eric at Liberace's Piano in his House in Las Vegas.

Playing Liberace’s Mirrored Piano at his Las Vegas home during one of his dinner parties 1982.

I was an only child and very sickly up to the age of 7. So my early schooling just didn’t happen and it was left to my Mother to teach me to read and write.                                                                          

About my blog, I will try to tell various stories of what happened during my life. Don’t ask me about the present! I can’t even remember what I had for dinner last night, but if you want to know about the dinners I had with Liberace, Danny La Rue, and even when I had afternoon tea with Mae West etc. etc., that I will tell you. Oh well! Maybe I will talk a bit about the present day.                                                                                         

Yes! I will definitely do that, as I’ve just recently returned from New York, and Oh! it brought back so many, many memories..

I hope that you will enjoy my little Blog.



November 2010  Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Freezing my “Balls Off” it was so cold!


On the GREAT WALL OF CHINA with 2 Soldiers, so there were 3 sets of ‘Frozen Balls’! The poor buggers had to stand to attention without moving for an hour, and they did not move an inch as they were on camera the whole time.


VENICE has to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. But the Graffiti on the buildings is disgusting!  I did my leg in walking around Venice for about 6 hours. Finished up with what I call my “Venice Leg”!


The restaurant where we had a beautiful lunch, and I could rest my leg.

By The Grand Canal, Venice, 2011 (The hair’s gone, it vanished, just like that !)



              Bali, July 2012.   Just fallen down a pothole in the road and done my leg in  again and my hand. Now I’ve got the ‘Venice Leg’ and the ‘Bali Finger’!  C’est la vie!  I think I’ll soon be ready for the “knackers yard”


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     Thailand September 2013 and it is now 3 months since I had a Hip Replacement Operation.      

The miracle is, the pain from my ‘Venice Leg’ has gone!  The ‘Bali Finger’ is still with me.          

When I say pain, I really mean ‘PAIN’, I was a cripple!   It was getting so bad, that I found it quite impossible to walk.

I was popping pain killers as though they were sweets.  

I now have this strange ‘thing’ inside my hip and leg with a long spike and a ball socket and a ‘screw’  ( I should be so lucky )                  

You know, I find it quite amazing, what the wonders of modern day medicine can do to put back a little spring in ones step. Lucky me!


Birthday time in Thailand 13-11-2013

ERIC'S 84th.

Did I have something to shout about?


Digital Camera

Angie and I having early drinks at the Hilton Hotel Midtown prior to going to the “TONY’S” at the Radio City Music Hall  7th.June 2015

Digital Camera

Outside the Radio City Music Hall with my beloved Angie in New York for the TONY’S  7th.June 2015.


N.B. I couldn’t change the date on my camera, didn’t know how.  Since then I have learn’t how to do it. Providing I don’t forget again, which is every possibility!


My birthday time again in Siem Reap, Cambodia 2016. Having dinner with friends in the Genevieve Restaurant. I’m 87, never ever thought I’d be lasting this long.


My 88th. Birthday, again in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Hat and the Glasses are covering a multitude of sins. On a good day I only look 87! I truly cannot believe that I’m still here!



Same time-slot, Xmas 2017, without the Hat and Glasses, instead I’ve discovered Hoodies which I love, Alexander McQueen, and all things Gothic. I’ve got Skulls and Roses everywhere!


Zee with Liberace and Danny La Rue backstage at the Adelphi Theatre, London circa 1977.



14 responses to “About my life, the ups and downs, the tears and laughter, which makes it all so worthwhile.

  1. archie

    May 5, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Dear Eric
    I have known you for 53 years and it has been a pleasure to have known you for such a long period. I hope our friendship will continue for many more years. Love Archie Dunlop

  2. steve londino

    July 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Mr. Zee!!!! We seem to have lost touch with each other. i would love to hear from you. i often think of the times we had on and off the stage. I still say the best time of my life was working with you. I am of course still working on the ‘unmentionables’ contact me. my email is

  3. ubalooba

    July 18, 2012 at 10:08 am


    July 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Hey Eric, I Hope you are keeping well, its absolutly fantastic to see your site and life documented. I better tell you who I am I suppose,!!! Nigel from Bridlington, I worked with you at the Palladium and in the town…I often wondered how you were doing and of course the lovely Ray RIP. Sad to read of his passing. I recently had contact with Steve Londino who as you know was one of the boys,!. he is a tour guide now on cruises. Nigel Court and Angie I wonder where they are…..Sorry about Scorpio too, you must have been so upset..I hope you are keeping well and have a happy retirement, x

  4. Adrienne

    March 25, 2013 at 3:00 am

    Eric, thanks for turning me on to your blog – I am just beginning to go through it and signed up to follow you. Hope you are doing well – and congrats on this great web site.
    love from, Adrienne

  5. Jenny

    March 10, 2015 at 11:29 am

    You are still as handsome as ever Eric xxxxJenny from York

  6. Jim Lumsden

    March 10, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Fabulous blog. Keep it up.

  7. Shirley ( The McLean Sisters)

    August 31, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Wonderful! X

  8. Sassy

    August 7, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Hi Zee

    I’m delighted to have found your blog. Its a long time since I last saw you; I worked at Scala, Madrid when you were there.
    You look fab!!!
    All the very best for the future.
    When you see John Moule tell him I said “sorry”.
    He’ll know why.
    Lots of love.
    I’ll keep following you.
    Sarah x


    October 15, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    My dear Eric. Some of my happiest memories are of working for you, darling Ray and Mr Gold (I would never have dared use his first name!). Such wonderful, innocent days in Denman St. with Sadie, Rital, Tilly, Sidsel and Ruger, Gladys Shock and all those charming ladies. Love to you. Bob Mills

  10. Angela O'Leary

    October 20, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Hi Eric
    I’m working on a documentary and am looking for images etc of the Winston Club and I love your poster Travelling Light as well as your blog. Would you be able to contact me on my email below – thanks Angela O’leary

  11. Caitlin Papso

    November 20, 2017 at 7:37 pm


    I love going through your site and seeing details on the snippets of your fascinating life you let us in on. I have to say, your life is comparable to no others. What a journey! So glad we had the honor of celebrating your 88th with you in Siem Reap. I hope to see you again in the future, possible another cocktail date at Miss Wong’s for your 89th!

    Take care of yourself, and go Trump.

    Caitlin Papso and Kyle Kislowski (New Orleans, LA)

  12. John Brown

    March 7, 2018 at 2:42 am

    Hello Eric

    John B here… my SECOND memory of you, was seeing you up a ladder in Paul Stone’s ACE PLACE (magic and joke shop) , just off Leicester Square, sticking coloured stars on the walls, prior to it’s ‘grand opening’ – The FIRST being at an IBM (International Brotherhood of Magicians) convention, having a meal with you, Ray. Paul S and David B (with apologies to any I might have forgotten); all I DO recall was Paul’s aghast face.

    TO EXPLAIN: The owner of the restaurant asked if he could ‘offer us a drink on the house’… You replied ‘yes dear, I would like a BOTTLE of YOUR BEST champagne’. His face was picture. and I have NEVER forgotten it. Paul’s face was a picture of embarrassment (again it is ‘tattooed’ forever into my memory).

    Then I performed ‘close-up’ magic front of house (in the foyer) at the Magic Castle, Seven Dials, Covent Garden and getting the opportunity to meeting Johnny Hart & Katie Budd in the dressing room afterwards.

    Too many other memories rush back; Joe Allen’s for meals, the leopard skin wallpaper at Baron’s Court, meetings at the Magic Circle, conversations with you and Ray and similar… What times!!! Missing you so much, get in touch if you can? Cheers John B

  13. Peter

    February 22, 2020 at 9:27 am

    I am enjoying your blog. Could you message me with any recollections of Deveen. I am researching his life

  14. Daniel Quintana

    April 26, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Hello Eric!

    These are some AMAZING photos and stories. You have certainly lived a charmed life!

    I’m currently assembling a profile on Barclay Shaw. If you have time, I’d love to talk to you sometime about him. Thanks!

    -Daniel Quintana


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