- From: PeterN <peter.new@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 21:31:36 -0400
On 7/30/2011 8:52 PM, Robert Coe wrote:
On Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:30:31 -0400, tony cooper<tony_cooper213@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
: A college fraternity brother of mine went to NYC in 1959 and obtained
: a job with NBC as a Page. Jack Paar was the Tonight Show host then.
: As a Page, he met many of the guests who appeared on the show or were
: there for other purposes.
: When he came back to Bloomington (Indiana University) to see his
: girlfriend, he'd regale us with stories about celebrities. Jonathon
: Winters was a delight for the Pages. Winters would stop tours and do
: five minutes of improvised stand-up for them.
: The Pages wore a uniform with a braided rope and tassel hanging from
: their shoulder. Winters would grab a Page's tassel and speak into it
: like it was a microphone.
: See: http://michaelsd.tripod.com/nbcpages.htm for photos of Pages
: with this type of uniform.
: Joey Bishop was reviled the Pages. He traveled with an entourage and
: rudely brushed past people. He wouldn't acknowledge fans with as
: much as a glance. He'd snap his fingers to have one of his entourage
: to open a door or light his cigarette.
: Last I heard, my friend progressed up the ladder at NBC and held some
: rather important positions. I'm sure he's retired now. And, he
: married the girl he came to Bloomington to see.
I can't imagine going to anywhere in Indiana to see a girl I didn't plan to
Hard not to agree. He had a sense of timing surpassed by none. He was also a sharing and caring man. In real life he was anything but the miser he portrayed.
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