Wednesday, November 04, 2009

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.

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At Wed Nov 04, 08:45:00 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

That's funny about the electric lamp post. You have kept the same features.

At Thu Nov 05, 04:15:00 PM , Blogger chucker said...

Thanks. The blond hair now is REALLY, REALLY light in color.

At Sat Nov 07, 07:33:00 PM , Blogger Chris said...

Nice. I didn't know that about you. I lived just across the Cahuenga Pass on Franklin Ave. Right next to the Magic Castle.Every time family arrived from anywhere in the world, they wanted me to take them to Universal!

At Thu Nov 12, 08:25:00 AM , Blogger Southern Diva said...

Very hip. I like it.

At Sun Nov 15, 02:19:00 PM , Blogger chucker said...

Chris, all of my friends wanted to go up to the Magic Castle.One night a bright light appeared in the sky above the dining room...oh, ah..

It was a police helicopter.


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