Today, two people of iconic stature in entertainment and popular culture passed away.I suspect, that in their respective journeys, both were aware of the passions and pain of living a life on stage.
Michael Jackson was only 50 years and a preliminary diagnosis indicates that he died from cardiac arrest. The news of his loss moved around the globe at the speed of light.
Farrah Fawcett, the epitome of 1970's glamour and sex appeal, lost her long, arduous battle with cancer , today , at the age of 62.Her finals days were documented by television cameras.
If you are native to this planet, I don't really need to provide much context about the extraordinary and controversial lives of these two eccentric artists. We've witnessed their most painful chapters played out in the harsh light of media scrutiny.Both had been viewed as having lost touch with reality, but not with their myriad talents or their deeply devoted fans.
At KINESCOPE HD, we try not to value judge the performer, but choose to celebrate professional legacy. Television is our chosen field, so let's look back upon their lives on stage and screen, through the filter of vintage video.
Below, is a clip of the Jackson 5, as America began its love affair with precocious MJ, from a 1970 edition of CBS-TV's, renowned ED SULLIVAN SHOW. Enjoy!!!!
Next is a vibrant moment in American television, as MJ moonwalks while performing Billie Jean on NBC-TV's, exuberant MOTOWN 25 special. Enjoy!!!!!
Below is a rare, 1987 , LIVE recording of MJ performaning Human Nature, in Brisbane , Australia. Enjoy!!!!!
One of the first times American television viewers saw FF was a 1975 commercial, promotion the new Mercury Cougar. This was shot before she began affecting the distinctive,feathered hairstyle that became a trademark. Enjoy!!!!!
Next is the role that made FF a global star. Here is a rare clip from the pilot film for ABC-TV's classic, CHARLIE'S ANGELS. Enjoy!!!!!
Here is a clip from the 2006 EMMY AWARDS SHOW,in which FF is reunited with co-stars Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith , to honor their uber-producer, the late Aaron Spelling.Enjoy!!!!