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Paula Rego

Paula Rego

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 07 Dec 1997

Artist

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the artist Paula Rego. Born in Portugal, she was an only child, and spent her days sitting with the maids as they told tales around the kitchen table. Now she makes up stories about the people she knows and weaves them into her pictures. Like those early fairytales, her portraits always have a touch of danger about them. If you look the devil in the face, she says, face your fears and paint them - then they lose the power to scare you.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Blanc/Barbosa

1.

Castaway's favourite

Blanc/Barbosa

Da Me O Braco Anda Dai

Performer: Blanc/Barbosa

Bessie Smith

2.

Bessie Smith

Gimme a Pigfoot

Performer: Bessie Smith

Others who chose this artist

Ike & Tina Turner

3.

Ike & Tina Turner

River Deep, Mountain High

Performer: Ike & Tina Turner

Others who chose this artist

Frank Churchill & Larry Morey

4.

Frank Churchill & Larry Morey

Some Day My Prince Will Come

Artist: Adriana Caselotti

Others who chose this artist

Carmen Miranda

5.

Carmen Miranda

Chica Chica Boom Chic

Performer: Carmen Miranda

Others who chose this artist

Giuseppe Verdi

6.

Giuseppe Verdi

Act 2 Aria (from Rigoletto)

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

Others who chose this artist

Fred Astaire

7.

Fred Astaire

Cheek to Cheek

Performer: Fred Astaire

Others who chose this artist

Bing Crosby

8.

Bing Crosby

Well Did You Evah?

Artist: Frank Sinatra

Others who chose this artist

Book

Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Pencil and paper

Others who chose a similar luxury

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