poor, poor eartha.
Well... she's certainly not alone...
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, they pull out the Robot.
...and the dogs. Jx
Yikes! It's like Eartha has wandered onto a 1980s gay porn set. And the audience throwing handfuls of glitter at her is a weird touch. What a trooper she was: Eartha later admitted she was never keen herself on the hi-NRG disco material she cut during those years, but hey, it was a job and she was adaptable. I think she would've rather been singing Kurt Weill or Cole Porter.
It must have been hell washing all that glitter off... Jx
Jon, I was thinking the same thing!
... she wandered onto a 1980's gay porn movie-set financed by Hanes underwear! 'Cause any fan of real gay porn knows that gay porn stars almost exclusively wear white Calvin Klein undies. She must've had a wonderful exercise regimen - no "bingo flaps" on the upper arms, and the torso is slim but still sexy curvy.
God bless her.
I saw her in concert in a San Francisco nightclub sometime during this period. Talk about someone who didn't need glitter or naked safety gays. It was her and a band, and she was magnificent!
She deserved a better quality of safety gay than that motley lot. Jx
I was lucky, having seen her both at the height of her disco phase (albeit as the entertainment at a benefit in one of those terrible Festival Shopping atria in downtown Philadelphia - but she still gave it her all, singing live - unlike here - over the backing track) and several times in cabaret later on. She was fab in different ways in both, but definitely put to better and more unique use at the Ballroom or Café Carlyle... Still miss her whenever I play her stuff (which is a lot).
Those boxers look to be straight off the Kmart shelf. That's the real tragedy here- fancy underthings are the armor of the safety gay.
Germany. In the 80s. Hardly Belle Epoque Paris where world-leading fashion was concerned. Jx
Christ she was a game bird. In the middle of that dog's dinner, still she smiles and gives her all. And you know, she actually looks at those boys and smiles and makes contact, where so many would have just fronted the damned carnival and tried to ignore what was going on around them. She deserved so, so much better.