I would like to THANK ALL OF YOU who wrote a COMMENT or sent me an EMAIL or GORGEOUS FLOWERS or a CARD……or actually PICKED UP THE PHONE!
I was overwhelmed with your KIND WORDS and WISDOM.
It REALLY HELPED ME get through LAST WEEK………….
I read them OVER and OVER……….
I did not RESPOND like I normally DO as I was TIRED and in MOURNING.
I sat around A LOT.
Someone told me to COCOON……..who told me THAT?I cannot recall and THAT bothers me!
I did just that.
I COCOONED A LOT!
I THANK YOU!
ONWARD TO THE HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS OF CBS to see the taping of the CAROL BURNETT 50th anniversary SHOW!
ARE YOU WITH ME?!
ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE PHOTOS!
I cannot EXPRESS the excitement and AWE that struck me walking into this STUDIO!
THE STAGE was BEAUTIFUL!
The camera and light and sound people were surrounding by dripping FAT ELECTRICAL CORDS!
That was FASCINATING TOO!
I didn’t DARE snap a PHOTO!
BUT I WANTED TOO!!!!!!!!!!
YOU see I was surrounded by ROYALTY!
RECOGNIZE anyone HERE?
The man on MY LEFT is SANDRA SALLIN’s HUSBAND of 57 years I might add this MONTH!
He is the ONE RESPONSIBLE for getting me into this show!
HE IS HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY along with HIS BRIDE!!!!!!!!!
Robert Sallin is an American television director and producer.
He also produced the film Star Trek II:THE WRATH OF KHAN.
I HAVE NEVER MET A MORE FUN, LOVING COUPLE THAN THESE TWO!
I was SO LUCKY again as I got to stay in their home for a few days…….
SO, we look for our seats……..NO names on seats for us!SO, we sat down.Sandra was not happy with the situation and so she wanders off……..only to come back waving at us to MOVE!
She meets us half way…………she whisperers in my ear ……..we are sitting next to SLIM PALEY another BLOGGER EXTORDINAIRE!
MIGHT I ADD OUR NAMES WERE ON THE SEATS!
I KEPT MINE AS A SOUVENIR!
THIRD ROW ~ CENTER STAGE!
DOES NOT GET BETTER THAN THAT PEOPLE AND OH MY GOSH LOOK WHO SAT IN FRONT OF ME!!!!!!
BLUE BLOODS STAR TOM SELLECK and his wife remember MAGNUM PI?
WHAT IS even MORE exciting to ME is that ROBERT SALLIN gave TOM SELLECK his VERY FIRST TV COMMERCIAL!!!!!!!
I think it was SAFEGUARD SOAP and he was in the SHOWER!
How many of you remember THAT commercial?
I just googled to make certain I spelled his last name correctly and his wife who was VERY CHATTY is an ACTRESS TOO!
Jillie Mack, Actress: Silverfox. Jillie Mack was born on December 25, 1957 in Devizes, Wiltshire, England as Jillie Joan Mack. She is an actress, known for Silverfox (1991), Adventures of Nicholas at Roaring Camp (1996) and Stephen King’s Golden Tales (1985). She has been married to Tom Selleck since August 7, 1987.
SHE told us ALL about their DOGS and kids………she was SO FRIENDLY I ASKED HER TO TAKE OUR PHOTO!!!!!!!!
She asked me to take a look to make certain it was GOOD ENOUGH!!!!!
AGAIN I was sitting with ROYALTY and I was nervous to pull that phone out because I know that isNOT the PROPER thing to DO!
I was SLOW getting CAROL………………..because my conscious was telling me otherwise!
My Photos are NOT the BEST; I apologize but I was being bad and snapping very quickly………….without being SEEN!
I DONOT KNOW HOW TO USE PHOTO SHOP!
LARRY PANNED THE AUDIENCE A FEW TIMES SO LOOK FOR US ON DECEMBER 3
…………thats when the SHOW will AIR on CBS!
I have another FUNNY STORY to share!
AS a couple LA CONTESSA and THE ITALIAN watch THE BIG BANG THEORY only because THE ITALIAN has FULL CONTROL over that PUSHY BUTTON as I call it!
I couldn’t stand the show in the beginning.I didn’t even know nor had I ever heard what BIG BANG THEROY MEANS!
Science and MATH were NOT for ME!
However, the show has grown on me over the years to the POINT I LOVE IT!
I laugh OUT LOUD.
Which is RARE these days………..
I told the ITALIAN before I left on my first trip I would meet one of THE STARS!
He laughed at me!
I said, “NO, I’m serious I will have a sighting like in a GAS STATION!”
WELL……. HELLO…………………who is sitting on the sofa with the BLONDE HAIR and in a black dress with STARS?
But one of the ACTRESSES!
SHE PLAYS PENNY………….I don’t know her real name in REAL LIFE, not important BUT THERE SHE WAS AND if I do say so MYSELF better than a GAS STATION!
She was so gracious and FLATTERED to be there in the presence of THE CAROL BURNETT!
These other GALS I recognize but do not know their names either!
I would ASSUME they are ALL COMEDIANS!
They showed OLD SKITS done by CAROL.Which I can recall ALL OF THEM………
You see THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW came on SATURDAY NIGHTS when I was growing up!
MY MOM and MY FATHER and I would all go upstairs to the TV ROOM!
Sometimes they made me go to bed before it was OVER!
So, I would sneak back and lay on the carpet in the hall and watch it under the door!!!!!!!
I have VERY FOND MEMORIES of this SHOW so when SANDRA told me we were GOING I WAS BEYOND EXCITED!
I HAD TEARS in my eyes through the entire FILMING and GOOSEBUMPS!
DOESN’t SHE LOOK GOOD!
84 YEARS OLD!
This was for her 50 year anniversary of her SHOW!
It all began in 1967.
I was SEVEN YEARS OLD!
Now that DRESS behind her is in THE SMITHSONIAN…….I think they said.Made by BOB MACKIE!
Carol’s rendition of SCARLET in GONE WITH THE WIND!
Mister MACKIE made all the COSTUMES for THE SHOW!
FOR EVERYONE for NINE YEARS!
CAROL is wearing a 30 year old BOB MACKIE DRESS for this SHOW!
I know that because she told us!
RECOGNIZE THESE GUYS!
They were doing a RE~DO and looking at the television monitor screen for THEIR WORDS!
Every once in awhile the HEAD HONCHO would say DO OVER!!!!!!!CAROL would say REALLY?
She goofed just once and stopped the film rolling!
IT WAS FASCINATING to WATCH!
BOB SALLIN HAVE I SAID THANK YOU ENOUGH!!!???
I LOVED IT.
From the valet parking to the final curtain call where we were all walking OUT and got called back as they had to RE~DO
I would IMAGINE this GUY has been CUT out of the SHOW!
WE shall SEE on DECEMBER 3, 2017!
A LOT OF NEWS COVERAGE ON HIM THESE DAYS!
SEE the GAL in YELLOW?
Well, when she was in HIGH SCHOOL she wrote CAROL a letter inviting her to the school play where she had a part!
Carol went and HIRED HER……..
THE GRAND FINALE!
Do you see STEVE LAWRENCE or BERNADETTE PETERS?
NOTE THE RED CARPET PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOOK where WE ENTERED!
AT THE ARTIST ENTRANCE!
NOW, it’s time for THE AFTER PARTY!
YES, we got to GO TO the AFTER PARTY and I MET A FEW MORE STARS!!!!!!!
One of MY FAVORITES!
LOOK what was floating on TOP an EDIBLE DELIGHT!
It stayed until the very end than melted!Someone told me it was MARSHMALLOW.
BETH from TWO BROKE GIRLS!
Her mannerisms and smile is just like she is on TV!
I kept running into her and she couldn’t have been nicer……..I did ask her her age and NOW I forget cause this was back in OCTOBER.
Just know she is YOUNG!
This was GORGEOUS upon entering the ART GALLERY!
Made with roses……….
Bernadette had a body guard with her who did not make this photo!
Guess HER AGE?
YOUR CONTESSA with BOB MACKIE!
DESIGNER TO THE STARS…………
HE told me he liked my OUTFIT!!!!!!!!!
THIS was THE MAN who was responsible for the AFTER PARTY!He told us he found his suit on the way……..he had stopped for a STARBUCKS and ran into a shop!The Party was beautiful right down to the last detail……………..
GOOD THING I didNOT get my photo with HIM!
I think he might be out of work for a long long time!
CONTESSA HERE with Vicki Lawrence
She is the one who wrote CAROL A LETTER in HIGH SCHOOL and landed herself a GREAT JOB!
She even played CAROLS MOTHER do any of you remember those SKITS?
I made a real bad FAU PAUX (is that how you spell it? Spell check is not RED LINING ME!)
I made conversation with her than asked her if the man she was with was her SON!
It was her BOYFRIEND!
STEVE LAWRENCE who use to sing with Eydie Gormé who he was also married too.
My FATHER loved their voices.
I was in charge of putting the record albums on the stereo as my Father drove into the garage at night after work!
I can recall the albums along with
BARBRA STREISAND another FAVORITE.
I SHALL MEET HER NEXT!
CAROL AND I.
SHE IS A LEGEND and a VERY NICE PERSON TO BOOT!
watch for us on DECEMBER 3,on CBS…………
IT was an HONOR to be THERE and to MEET HER.
One of those SPECIAL MOMENTS you will NEVER forget!
THANK YOU ROBERT SALLIN………….THANK YOU!