July 02, 2006
Of DVD's and Hotels
Well I guess I blew it.
One of my picks I did post about was Jerry Lewis.
This came to me last night or early this morning actually as I was watching an DVD I had picked up at Wal Mart for five bucks, of old Martin and Lewis TV shows on the Colgate Comedy hour. I could not find the same one I bought at Wal Mart on Amazon but it is similar to to this one
Not bad at all $5 (or maybe $5.50) you get 8 old TV shows. For the money not bad at all. The show we watched last night had Burt Lancaster as the guest. My daughter was not happy about watching anything in black and white but she sat through it and found it funny,
According to IMDB this was a 1953 episode, the season opener of season 4 or number 122 of 224.
I was telling this to my mom a little while ago and she told me stories about how she and my dad had seen their show (among others) at the Capitol theater before they made it real big. The Capitol was in Times Square at 1645 Broadway and designed by Thomas Lamb had over 5,000 seats and was torn down to build the Paramount Plaza hotel.
They were still living in Brooklyn at that time but like most New Yorkers of the time liked to go up to the Catskills on summer weekends where there were many hotels almost all of which are now closed.
They were up there at the Nevele once and Jerry was a guest. This made for an interesting weekend as you might imagine. She says she has some pictures somewhere of Jerry and my dad playing softball which I will post next quarter if she finds them, big if.
Another interesting fact was that Jerry and the hotel's entertainment director played off against each other the whole time making every meal quite memorable. The entertainment directors name was Buddy Hackett
Cross posted at Dead Pool 2006