long and winding road
Scheier, Soap Opera Digest, 1992
the seventies - the Hustle, platform shoes and mood rings ?
To give the evening that seventies feeling, Dominic Messinger, composer and music director at Santa Barbara, read Billboard's almanac of music and took a look at his own record collection. "It was important to me to use music that they would have heard during high school between 1968 and 1971. Leon Russell's A Song For You was a big hit in late '71," he notes. "The lyrics, I've Been so Many Places in my Life and Times, set up the feeling of nostalgia and romance."
Eden, costume designer for
it was a high school reunion, it seemed only fitting that the actors would don
Kim Zimmer (Jodie) made her first appearance on the soap in an outfit she'll never forget. The frilly powder-blue evening gown was "not the most attractive dress to be wearing on a first show," she laughs. But she admits the gown certainly fit in with the times. "I graduated in 1973, so this is just perfect timing. But I have selective memory loss. I don't really remember the seventies all that well." Although Zimmer says she spent "eight hours on my butt" waiting for her grand entrance, she couldn't think of a better introduction. "It's been a nice intro to my first day. Our school never looked this elaborate," she smiles.
was just what
Did the actors have any complaints about working long hours and wearing dreadful clothes ? "The studio has been vibrating," exclaims Long. "They (the actors) had fun even though they worked like dogs." Eileen Davidson (Kelly) adds, "It's really great. It's like we're putting on a number in the garage, except we're getting paid to look foolish."
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