Excerpts from the Variety reporters’ hit columns
by ARMY ARCHERD
Jan. 9, 1959 | View PDF
GOOD MORNING: Liz Taylor and Eddie Fisher were very much in L.A. last night, champagne-toasting each other at Chasen’s, when the Mirror-News headlined she was a patient at Menninger’s clinic in Topeka. Miss T’s comment on the false yarn: “THIS I’m not going to take sitting down. Watch out!”
(Or Grove vs. Ara, Havana, 1930)
by Mort Bryer and Frank Segers
The 46th Street office in Manhattan was for years the magnet to a broad assortment of eccentrics, out of work performers, press agents and other dubious urban species. Among the most memorable of these was Izzy Grove, who operated a poster-placement business in New York, and occasionally booked small ads in the Weekly on its behalf.
I am still reeling at the sight of those Norman Scherer tapes. What a find for Simesite!
Once you’ve seen these old tapes from 1987, we’d love to learn your thoughts, comments, bits of nostalgia or whatever concerning them. Please send your outpourings to firstname.lastname@example.org
by PETER BESAS
Simesite has a special treat in store for all ex-muggs for this New Year. It came in an e-mail from Norman Scherer, who used to work as messenger and then ad salesman in the old Variety office on 46th Street.