THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF AN ERA
DONNA IS STILL HOT STUFF
American Music Awards: Donna wins 3
Donna and Michael Jackson at the 1980 AMAs
Donna and Michael Jackson at the 2000 Divas.....
My how things change...
Entertainer of the Year Awards: Donna wins Singer of the Year!
The Dinah Shore Show
The Tonight Show (George Carlin Hosting) Donna cuts loose!
The DONNA SUMMER Special
Segment 1: Once upon a time theme plays to 3 images of Donna, 1 facing right on right, 1 facing left on left, 1 forward on center.
The right and left profiles turning to center to meet the 1 center image.
Donna speaks like she's telling a story to a child, kind of whispering...."Once upon a time, there was a girl, who believed all her dreams could one day come true."
Fade to a shot of stain glass and church scene.
Choir singing, Donna's a teenager, short hair, no make-up, singing her heart out. I don't know what song it is. Song ends and kids split up for home. Donna' mom is the conductor, "Donna, don't forget to practice your solo." Donna: "Don't worry, I'll practice." There's a quick shot of the Hollywood Bowl Marquee: DONNA SUMMER SOLD OUT....Donna gazes up, "Practice, practice..." Suddenly she's Donna of '79. The music starts and she sings..."Dim all the l-i-g-h-t-s, Dim all the l--i--g--h--t--s. Donna sings the first verse as the camera moves in for a close up. When se gets to "let it fill you u------p" You're suddenly at the Hollywood Bowl concert! Donna sings 'Dim All The Lights' "Thank you, Good evening everybody! Hi out there! .....Welcome to my living room. I invited you and 17 thousand of my closes friends! Are you ready!?!" (crowd roars) DS: "Alright" removes her cocoon jacket to reveal a short jacket and tight dress, "I've been on a diet you know...It ain't been easy, but it sure has been tight" looks up to heaven "I'm sorry"..."Anyway...I want you to try me 'cause I know we can make it" as the band starts 'Try Me'...
Segment 2: Mimi is featured, Donna:" Once upon a time there was a little girl named Mimi......" Fades to a childs room set. Donna & Mimi in their pj's. Donna puts Mimi to bed and sings 'Fairy Tale High' and Mimi drops off to sleep. Fade to a dream sequence wher Mimi is on stage dressed just like Donna. Back to Donna turning off the lights. Next, Donna sings 'On the Radio' ( it's quite evedent Donna is somewhat disturbed about somthing. The extent of which we will not know for a while, in this performance which can only be called haunting)...
Segment 3: 'HOT STUFF' live form the Hollywood Bowl
Segment 4: Donna continues 'Once Upon A Time', "Once upon a time a man would come and give her everything she vants, and loves. Someone who'll be kind, sweet, gentle" ......................more to come
The Lawsuit: Donna vs Casablanca
Link to this article at bottom.
The Grammy Awards: Donna is a suprise performer.
Ms Summer looks fantastic!
She's in the best shape I've ever seen her in.
Donna Wins 1! BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE, FEMALE for HOT STUFF
The American Movie Awards: Donna presents Song of the Year.
This is all I could salvage of this pic after the great flood of 1988.
As you can see, I tried to touch it up a little.
I can't find the negative!
Donna & Bruce get Married: Donna's "PG"
Donna Signs with Geffen
In September Donna is featured in Harper's BAZAAR: SOLID GOLD, America's Hottest Singers.
The pictures featured were shot by Harry Langdon.
By the time this issue hits the newstands, Donna is very pregnant. The pictures were obviously taken when Donna was in that great shape I mentioned earlier.
THE WANDERER album released.
This release would reach #2 on the Album Chart.
The title track would reach #3 on the Hot 100 Chart.
This Ad ran in Billboard (October 25).
Brooklyn is born
SUMMER AND BOGART'S LAST DANCE?