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The one and only...C.M. Christ...

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I'll try it Again...

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Once again C. M. Christ...(I Hope)

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Neandro is great.
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Chris is the best, "Well, well, well..."
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I said Chris is my Favorite...The "Best" would open a debate that would go on for years if not Decades...But while we are at it...Jimmy Long is my Favorite "Tent Boss"....
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Jamie Leee Curtis had my favorite rack.
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Does anybody here remember a guy by the name of George Ice from the 60's. He was a really strong talker.

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John Bradshaw and Ward Hall.
Diane Faulk gets extra points for the best line ..... "we have a bathroom"
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"Best" was used loosely, What I meant was that Chris is also one of my favorites, he really is amazing especially when he starts having fun and ad libbing.
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Does anyone remember Ted LaVelda on the old Famous Cole Circus Sideshow? Great talker. Another fine talker is Johnny Meah.

And the great voice of Wayne Kaiser(Ross M) is always a pleasure to hear. he does a terrific job with those grind tapes on his ballycast Cd. GET one if you don't have it.

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Doug, My Favorite was Gloria Grahame in GSOE....In fact sometimes I holler "Angel, ANGEL!!" at my Girlfreind...however, with very limited results....
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How about Virginia Bell...no wait...has to be Dianne Weber....HELLO Nurse!

I was a talker (though in the topless night clubs we were Barkers...uhg.) in North Beach in the late 60's. I slammed 'em in like pretty good because of my Coney and sideshow experiences...hell, it was just another Girl Show...my voice would FROG up some nights and and it got pretty funny. In fact I got 'discovered' in front the of El Cid and that's how I got into Radio...anyway the story is one night I had this terrible head ache...so Art the mgr brings me this pill and some water...I drop the pill...about 5 hours or so later, I'm sitting in the club without a clue...it was like I'd been abducted by aliens...Art says..."I'm gonna give you that sh!!t every night! You jammed 'em in here!"

Now I have no clue what I did or said...turns out this moron had given me some psiliciden (don't know how to spell it)...mushroom stuff...so what ever it was I did and said it worked and packed the joint! I never will accept an asprin from even my Wife after that stupid move.

Exploits in that scene would fill a book...I just might write it up someday.
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You North Beach talker were the best. I remember hearing you guys when I was a kid on vacation with my family. My parents kept me moving past those clubs, so I never got to stick around long enough for my taste. By the time I move to SF in the late 70s, the glory days of the talkers were over.

The doormen at the clubs in NYC are nothing, but a couple of the DJs have some great lines. "Guys, if you are not completely satisfied, we will refund your misery."
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My first time in New Orleans I couldn't believe how effective the talker in front of a female impersonator place was. As virile young men we were a little repulsed by the idea of it, but this talker somehow got us and about a million others in on the idea that it would be hilarious, and it was. "They're all boys, boys, boys..."
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As sordid as the job was, it was also interesting as well. In those days, there was a real band in most clubs (the good ones) and actual acts (though most were trumped up). I started there as an Esacpe act. One night, I worked the door as a favor and the 'bosses' (Believe me, they WERE the 'Bosses') made me an offer I couldn't refuse. (Yeah...kind of like that.) The money was better and since I was only doing the Escape stuff to eat (not from being any good at it) I moved to the 'Door'. I also got to move from my CRUMMYy room at the Swiss American Hotel to a nice new efficiency apt. over the Pepperment Tree. Considering who and what I was working for, (It is a Little Italy after all) I'm glad they liked me. (they thought I was a N.Y. character)...This was befoe it got really disgusting and truely at the time the 'Show' meant something. Sometimes I worked the Lights at one of the fancier shows and I was even able to re-invent my old 'Frostbite the Clown' Act for an odd little show called 'Nudes On Ice'. Comedy 'Pick Pocket' Ricky Dunn was in that one.

The 'Nudes' amounted to two girls who could barely stand up on skates who were topless with big feather head dresses ala Vegas. It was a lot of fun. (Especially in the dressing rooms. heh heh)

So many good stories...'The $49 Suit'...'The African Raven'...'Rodney Dangerfield gets 'had'..The arrival of The God Father'...Carol Doda and the 'other' Girls...a gun to my head (literally)...Getting to know Anton Lavey...'The Samoans...18 Cent Hot Dogs...The Repo Man expedition...The Waitresses, (definately R rated.)..the Club 'community'...The night I got 'stuck' in the Straight Jacket...The night a 'Big Star' Escape Artist made an ass of himself (and me)...The 'Birth' of Bottomless...My being held 'hostage' by 'The Boss'...The street characters, "Julius Caesar", The neighborhood pickpocket who also entertained us as he plied the marks...The Hookers and the beat cops...The Bouncers...The managers (all Damon Runyon characters)...Incedents with THE Stars, Rickey Nelson, Jackie Vernon, Lou Rawls, Rodney D, Dick Clark, Hell's Angels...Jim Brown...Janis Joplin...

I tell ya, for the short time I worked there it was packed with LIFE...most of it having nothing to do with 'Naked Co-eds LIVE On Stage!'
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Ah--north beach, I can taste the stale cigarette smoke and smell the old beer...
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'Our' clubs didn't have those 'no class' attributes. We were bright and shiny, sparkled with great rock and roll bands, Well heeled Couples and gentlemen of note, FRESH booze, be-u-ty-ful girls, suits and ties and only the occasional drunk tossed out on his ass. (very occasional) Of course that all changed in the 70's. Too bad.
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Well you are a dozen years old than me..so I didn't get there until the 70s...Sorry I missed ya, but I was sucking my thumb in grade school and trying to figure out long division and why I would want to add and multiply letters of the alphabet
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So...nothing's changed trhen huh?
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