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.”