EddyTeddyFreddy: How Argentina Didn't Cry for Me

At EddyTeddyFreddy’s request.

It was back in the very early '80s, when I was still in “the show business.” I was an extra in an AT&T commercial, which took place in a B’way theater, c1950. All us extras were dolled up in gorgeous period evening dress. We dressed backstage, crossed the front of the stage, walked down into the audience to take our places.

I was given a strapless satin ballgown, with “emerald” earrings and necklace; at the time, I had long hair which I wore back in an Evita-style chignon. As I walked across the stage in that get-up, the other theater-savvy extras began chanting, “Evita! Evita!” and I walked to the podium and mike stage center, held out my arms, and started singing, “It may seem funny, you’ll think it strange . . .” I got about one verse in before the director said, “OK, Patti, take your place.”

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. :smiley:

Gee, and I always had you pegged as the shy, retiring type.

:: applauds ::

Brava! Bravissima!


Was it recorded? I am sure I am not the only one around these here parts that would pay good money to see that. :smiley:

Have you not ever read any of Eve’s posts before now? Our Eve shy and retiring? Not a picture I could ever see.

BTW, that would have been fandamntastic to see Eve. Betcha got a standing ovation.

Certainly not shy, but given her feelings abou ther job, I’m sure she’d be more than happy to be retiring.

Then she could get a job at a Michelin station in Miami retiring the cars of retirees.

Sorry, lack of sleep and overworked=it sounded funny at the time.

Hell, I never even saw the actual commercials (this was way before I had a VCR). The other segments took place in a 1920s movie theater, and at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial (that last segment was shot in Asbury Park, NJ, and the costumes were phenomenal).

swampy, I surely didn’t need anything so obvious as a smiley face after my post, did I?