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February 18, 2022

Cher and Dolly Parton Photographed by Harry Langdon, 1978

On April 3,1978, Dolly Parton appeared on a one-time television special titled, Cher… Special. The show was a variety/musical featuring Cher with special guests including Rod Stewart, The Tubes and Dolly. Each guest performed musical numbers as well as rehearsed comedic sketches.

Cher... Special was a ratings success for ABC and it was ranked among the Top 10 most watched programs of the week. In the fall of 1978, it was honored with a technical Emmy Award for “Best Achievement in Lighting Direction”. It also received an Emmy nomination for “Best Art Direction for a Comedy-Variety or Musical Special” and Dolly Parton was also nominated for an Emmy in the category of “Best Supporting Actress in a Variety or Musical Special”.

Here are some beautiful photos of Cher and Dolly were taken by photographer Harry Landon in his studio in 1978:


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