This week’s photo comes from our wonderful Ted Strutz whose pics are always top notch. Thanks, Ted. The shot of the chair makes it look like it’s on a stage.
So, a show-biz story is in order, I think.
When the success of a comedy duo hits critical mass, it’s been known to happen that they break-up and go their separate ways. Sometimes it’s amicable, other times it’s disastrous.
Well, this is the disastrous example.
Ten minutes before showtime, the agent found Archie Moore, Beth’s longtime comedy sidekick, hacked to pieces in their dressing room —- and Beth holding the fire axe.
The agent shook his head in disbelief. “I never thought you would do it, Beth.”
Beth puffed out hysterical words. “I was responsible for ‘our’ success. I’ll make some success for me now. No more second-fiddle comedy stooge. Tell the emcee it’ll be just me tonight … singing!”
“I’ll tell them Archie’s not appearing tonight.” The agent picked up Archie’s wooden head, now sawdust, pieces and chipped paint. “The orchestra’ll have your musical arrangements.”
As a nod to the old show business stage traditions of Vaudeville, please join us in singing along with Rochelle’s, Paul McCartney’s and my favorite American group, Sophie Tucker!