Re: Homesick (Sometimes) for Philadelphia
- --- In Gene_Londons_Cartoon_Corners@yahoogroups.com, "Steve Marcus"
>Steve, I'm not sure of the answer, but I'll ask Gene. I do know thatthere was an old radio program called "let's pretend" not sure what
the theme song was like.
Gene is planning to transfer some of the episodes and make them
available, in the meantime check out the video from the direct page
link in the files section under story window. click full screen to
load video, click again for actual full screen or watch more from the
play list. If the play list is empty, type Gene London in the search
window and drag them to the play area to watch. these are all
downloadable! have fun, John
> Hi!years. As a
> I've thought fondly about Gene and his show many times over the
> professional musician, I would play the show's theme songand "Let's Pretend" on the
> piano and wonder if there were any videos or kinescopes of theshow. I remember how
> the background music was improvised on the Hammond organ in thestudio, just like on
> older radio shows.still living in the
> Now, as a 51 year old in the Chicago area with most of my family
> Philadelphia area, it's great to have discovered this YahooGroupdedicated to good
> memories of the Gene London Show!He gave me a tour
> My cousin, Mort Chavenson, was Director of the Art Studio at WCAU.
> of the set when neither Gene nor his organist (Dave ??????) werepresent. But it was still
> a thrill at the time for a 6-year-old who watched Gene's show everyday.
>Quigley Mansion angle
> I remember preferring the original format of the show before the
> took over. Perhaps that was simply human nature--we sometimes arechallenged to get
> accustomed to change.write the music and
> Did Dave the organist (what was his last name?) or Gene himself
> lyrics to the theme song and "Let's Pretend?"with her in some
> Thanks so much,
> Steve Marcus
> P.S. My mother went to school with Jane Norman (Pixanne) and sang
> productions at Olney High School.