Sid-Red Buttons & Florence Caesar
It was another SRO crowd as we were treated to another wonderful evening of music and comedy created by producers Johnny Francis and Buddy Arnold.
In the bowels of an old high school, our crowd sweated quietly and dutifully in too familiar hot and steamy non air-conditioned high school auditorium. But in sweating uncomfortably, we were treated to one of those rare evenings when w e were able to once again transcend time and space and to go "Back To Future" to remember a moment from our youth.
And, who could better set the tone for our fabulous evening but our own uncle, Tuesday Night, Milton Berle. Showing his love and sharing his fourth consecutive anniversary with us, Milton opened the path and showed the way as the audience became part of yet another magic moment in time.
Londons Shani Wallis melodic voice took us all back over two decades when she starred in the wonderful musical, "Oliver.” Rickie Layne and Velvels unique comic routine reminded everyone of their many appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show.
The funny and delightful stories of Americas "Maytag Man", Jesse White, showed everyone about why he has been invited back for the past three years.
We listened as Garry Marshall described the imprint that Sid Caesar had on his career and we laughed as he described how much trouble he had as a youthful teenaged boy with ladies crinolines. We marveled at the tone and melody of one of Americas great crooners, Tony Martin as he sang the Tenement Symphony and then we enjoyed the mirth of another giant of American comedian, Slappy White. no credit check payday loans