This Time in 1981, See Dolly Parton, Elizabeth Taylor and More Big Stars: Vintage Star Tracks

Hollywood's biggest names were out and about at this time 43 years ago

Published Time: 07.06.2024 - 01:31:18 Modified Time: 07.06.2024 - 01:31:18

Hollywood's biggest names were out and about at this time 43 years ago.

With both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards taking place during the first week of June 1981, all eyes were on New York City. Ian McKellen, Tim Curry and co. celebrated their Tony nominations, while Elizabeth Taylor was up for a Drama Desk Award. Elsewhere in the Big Apple, Mark Hamill took the stage in The Elephant Man, and Robert De Niro was busy filming with Martin Scorsese. Meanwhile, national treasure Dolly Parton was looking characteristically fabulous.

Travel back in time to see what the hottest stars of the decade were up to as summer 1981 kicked off.

Elizabeth Taylor, accompanied by producer Zev Buffman (left), attended the 1981 Drama Desk Awards, where she was nominated for outstanding actress in a play for her Broadway debut in The Little Foxes.

Elton John took a break to show off an over-the-top headdress during the filming of the video for his song "The Fox" at his home.

In the run-up to her own wedding to Prince Charles in July, Lady Diana Spencer joined the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret at the wedding of Nicholas Soames and Catherine Weatherall in Westminster on June 4, 1981.

Ahead of the 1981 Tony Awards, British actors Zoe Wanamaker, Ian McKellen, Jane Lapotaire and Tim Curry celebrated their nominations at a party in New York City.

Up for best performance by a featured actress in a musical, Wanda Richert attended the 1981 Tony Awards in N -

ew York City with David Hasselhoff.

Also looking divine at the 1981 Tonys: co-host Ellen Burstyn.

The show wasn't just onstage at the 1981 Tonys: Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida made sure photographers got a load of her!

Lena Horne dazzled onstage at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City during a party for the 1981 Tony Awards.

Photographers snapped a pic of Tatum O'Neal and mom Joanna Moore out and about in New York City.

Susan Sarandon flashed a glowing smile during an event in New York City.

Photographers caught a candid snap of director Martin Scorsese and star Robert De Niro on the set of The King of Comedy in New York City.

Carly Simon stopped by Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger's New York City home for a June 1981 party.

Lori Loughlin and her The Edge of Night costar Mark Arnold got cozy in the U.K.

Carlos Santana made his guitar wail onstage at the Poplar Creek Music Theater in Illinois.

A gleeful Dolly Parton greeted photographers with her thousand-watt smile.

Candice Bergen attended an event at the New York State Theater in New York City arm-in-arm with her husband, French director Louis Malle, on June 5.

Mark Hamill took over the title role in the Broadway production of The Elephant Man on June 9. Here he is with wife Marilou York backstage after his first performance.

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