Recently I came across an article written by my father in 1949. In the article he talks about how, in 1929, he came to realize that he had become “somebody” in his chosen career. My father was an actor/comedian and was at that time doing every available theatrical job he could find and was also doing some song writing on the side.
During this time my father was chosen to appear on a radio program. The problem was he was doing a show on Broadway the same evening of the radio show. Long story short, the local police department solved the problem by giving him a ride up Broadway on the wrong side of the street with sirens screaming. He called it a “wild ride”. This “wild ride” served also to provide inspiration to my father who stated in the article, “Yes, I began asking for more money”.
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