On Thursday, May 19, 2011, there were some on the set of Entertainment Tonight the CBS lot in Studio City to bid farewell to his host, 29, Mary Hart. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” said a member of the crew, a sound engineer, while waiting for the festivities begin Another person turned and said with joy. “They have not done anything like this from Johnny Carson.”
A cook was quick to put the saw on the last touch of an ice sculpture with a large portrait of the guest of honor. Hundreds of balloons were ready in nets hanging from the ceiling. All crew members and staff wearing yellow T-shirts decorated with mounted “Show of Mary on May 20, 2011.” The champagne flowed.
Like Mary, made his final entry on the set with a standing ovation, there are also welcome its four male colleagues organizers, has worked over the years, Robb Weller, John Tesh, Bob Goen and Mark Steines. Then the cameras rolled in a series of tributes recorded for the show airs the next day, crowned by a musical performance of “Unforgettable” by Natalie Cole, with the last word to Mary. After recording is complete, one at each of the hundreds of shoppers waiting in line to bid farewell individually. Some of the officials were shocked doubt that the day had finally arrived. They knew it was his choice to move to a new stage in his life. She was finishing his words.
Mary Hart, the first day on foot in September fragile improvised show rising again, a good half of Americans today were born there, and Ronald Reagan was in his second year of his presidency. Stage Hands had rolled a couple of chairs out onto the stage to move forward with something that vaguely recalls desk. Behind furniture, brought in a simple wall in the background may be working on the show. Amid the shadows are placed in a steering wheel gizmo on board puzzles and other standard props and decorations that the tenant is also a common area, called “Wheel of Fortune game show. It ‘was just that everything was rolled into on wheels.
There was much uncertainty as to whether this is a pilot called Entertainment Tonight, on the eve of satellite technology can make or abolished. Maria had airplanes on weekends to go to the market-to-market is to promote the show. He performed the surgery. And the historians of today, the media provide their share of the credit to Mary Hart for her role as not only the building overlooking the power plant, but also pioneers of the genre as a whole.
When Mary took the first anchor on ET, Steve Edwards approached her as a television host old pro to give him some advice. He filled the show weekend and saw it in action. He muttered: “Just tone it down a bit. Your enthusiasm is a bit too much. “She thanked him, but did not take his advice. A little later, David Letterman in a campaign where he began hosting the Late Show on NBC.” It is too bouncy. It must be stopped. “And who can forget Kramer in Seinfeld, who went into convulsions at the sound of his voice. But the truth of the matter was Mary not changed much. Adapter, yes, but change, no.
This is a genuine enthusiasm and joy for the work he loved was at the heart of why Mary Hart has always been a welcome friend in the homes of millions of viewers in more than a generation. Like balloons cascade stage and the curtain fell, no one felt like lowering the tone.