Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Gimme A Break! at the 1984 World's Fair

In 1984, Nell Carter took her show on the road to New Orleans for the 1984 World's Fair.

Her NBC show Gimme A Break! was a middling success at the time, but it was hoped that the show would bring more crowds to the struggling Fair, which had already declared bankruptcy before it closed its gates.

Ah the days when a company could hand out free cigarettes in the United States!

The show would expose the fair to a national audience, but it would be too little, too late. Nell Carter couldn't save this debacle.