MTR fete brings together three generations
When you’re 75, one birthday bash isn’t enough.
At least that seems to be the case with CBS, which is marking its 75th anniversary with a series of celebrations, including Monday’s event at the Museum of Television and Radio in BevHills. Eye topper Leslie Moonves and three generations of CBS stars — including Angela Lansbury, Carol Burnett, Tom and Dick Smothers, Jane Seymour and Brad Garrett — gathered at the museum for a panel discussion about how the TV biz has changed through the years.
One of the highlights: Burnett told the crowd about how one of the trademarks of her classic CBS variety skein once enabled her to pay for some hosiery. Seems Burnett had forgotten her ID, and a Gotham store clerk wasn’t sure if she could accept a check — even though the clerk was a big Burnett fan.
After consulting a supervisor, “She came back and said, ‘Miss Carlton will OK your check if you do your Tarzan yell,’ ” Burnett recalled. Burnett complied, but her yell prompted a security guard to rush in, gun drawn.
“I now only do it in controlled circumstances,” Burnett deadpanned.
A similar event was held at MTR’s Gotham branch Wednesday, with the all-star black tie bash slated for Sunday.