Anybody watch the Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethons anymore?
I remember back in the day, long before any 24/7 TV appeared - since the telethon ran through the night, after most all stations signed off - it was a treat to keep the telethon on and stay up as long as you could to watch it.
I remember the Frank Sinatra coupe when long after Martin & Lewis had broken up in historic fashion, he finally got Dean Martin to ‘end their fued’ meet up and shake hands with Jerry.
My mom said she had seen Martin & Lewis during one of their tours through Detroit.
They were playing two shows that night. She saw the first, and wanted to see the second. But she said that when Louis Armstrong was playing, the saliva virtually dripped from his lips in waves. This made her and her friends nauseous so they skipped out and went elsewhere. Anywho…
I also went to local stations and worked as a volunteer answering phones for pledges.
Jerry is still alive and kicking after all these years. So I’ll tune into see how he looks this year. But really, does anybody watch the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethons anymore? :-[