One of my favorite pranks was when 3 actors were performing a required 1 act for Mr. Kerr backstage. I had to set up props one of which was a bottle of tea for fake whiskey. I decided to give the actors my own test. About a dozen actors & crew were in on it and watching. Two of the 3 only had roles where they could sip their drinks. Both got wise quickly and faked it afterwards. The 3rd however had an entrance where he poured and drank a fast shot..... I think his name was Blaum; a small frail nerdy type. He comes out, pours, and drinks it down. To everyones amazement he never blinked coughed , or missed a line (although he did show some effects later). He received a standing ovation from his knowing audience with Mr Kerr never the wiser.
I too remember the Jahns parties and a few others at peoples homes. Do you remember when the radio station put on the rock show? The Shangri-las, Jive Five, Lenny Welch, Reparetta & the Delrons, Knickerbockers, and others.
Gotta run... more later.
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