Ready For My Close Up....
Actually, my job in the 1970s was to promote Universal Studios.
Well, the Tour portion of the studio.
It was decided to allow people inside the gates to peek behind the scenes and my job was to publicize the fact that tours were fun and showed "how movies were made."
Publicity is tricky.
The Los Angeles Times was a serious publication and I needed a reason for it to help me promote the tour.
I suggested the European streets on the Back Lot as a place for a Fashion Shoot. The paper agreed.
The LAT photographer was on time and I was there as escort. The model was late. Very late.
I was asked to slip on a fancy cable knit sweater, brush my hair and strike a pose in "Italy."
Wish we had pushed the fake lamp post electric plug out of sight.