Thursday, December 20, 2007

Gady

Hi;
I could not get to the party this year. Ruth just had some knee surgery but is doing well. I have been keeping up with the site and think it's great. As I have told you before, when I was a kid I ran around all the studios in town and though I have only worked at the BC I am familiar with all the old locations. I have lots of old scripts and op sheets in my collection as well as old operations and cost manuals going back to the 50's. I will send 4 sample pages from an op sheet of June 3, 1959. I hope they will be of interest to the group and bring back some stories. I also have letter from John Wray who was the first director of Sullivan. He invited me to a rehearsal of Sullivan in 1959. He was a very gracious man. I spent time in the control room and met Marlo Lewis and Charlie Grenier. I also remember going to The Garry Moore Show on Tuesday night. What fun. I remember the director was Julio DiBeneditto. I never heard of him again. If anyone has stories about working of Sullivan or Garry Moore or any stories about Studio 50 I would love to hear them. Although I have been at CBS for almost 42 years I am very jealous of those who came before me because they were there for the great live shows.

Gady