Standing Room Only: Diana Ross 42 years old
Diana Ross concert at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas in 1979 is one of those legendary live shows.
If ever there’s a moment that brilliantly and perfectly illustrates the star-power possessed by Diana Ross, it is the opening of her 1978-1979 stage show, captured on tape for this Home Box Office television special. Beginning with the star’s face projected on a large screen, mouthing the words to her #1 hit “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” the scene cuts to Miss Ross (draped in furs and jewels, of course) sauntering down a white, almost surreal staircase. At the bottom of the stairs – during the joyous, climactic crescendo of the song – she suddenly bursts from the screen and onto the stage, greeted by the screams and cheers of an overwhelmed audience. Those lucky enough to be at these shows literally watched a superstar come to life before their eyes; incredibly, the impact is equally great when watched on a television screen decades later.
Standing Room Only: Diana Ross Cast
|Diana Ross She was 36, now 79 years old||as Herself|
|Marvin Gaye He was 41, 44 years old when he died||as Himself|
|Tracee Ellis Ross She was 8, now 51 years old||as Herself|
|Rhonda Ross Kendrick She was 9, now 52 years old||as Herself|
Standing Room Only: Diana Ross Crew
|Marty Callner as Director. He was 31 (now 73) years old||Directing|