As about 400 fans lined up across the street from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium late Sunday afternoon, the TV stars of this year and yesteryear ignored the 85-degree thermometer reading during the arrival ritual at the 37th annual prime-time Emmy Awards.
The stars of "Miami Vice," this year's most-nominated show, also received the biggest cheers from the fans. Befitting the show's trendy fashion element, Don Johnson arrived in a glittery tuxedo with salmon-colored bow tie, while co-star Philip Michael Thomas sported a deep purple shirt.
But Thomas, who stayed outdoors working the crowd until 10 minutes before air time, said he didn't feel any pressure to dress up just because he's representing "Miami Vice." "No, I dress this way every day," he said.
Other fashion statements: Cybill Shepherd wearing a strapless velvet full-length gown and high-top fluorescent orange Reebok sneakers, which she said she planned to wear through the ceremony; Tom Selleck in a cream-colored double-breasted jacket; Linda Gray in a sheer dress revealing just about everything beneath it; and Mr. T. in a Japanese-style robe.