If you haven't read it -- or even if you have -- here is Mark Evanier's glorious tale about his crossing paths with Mel Tormé, who co-wrote "The Christmas Song." I love this story for two reasons: one is that's it's so wonderful and told so beautifully. And the other is that my mother went to high school in Chicago with Mel Tormé, at Hyde Park High. (I got to tell him this personally when he had a cameo appearance in the movie Naked Gun 2-1/2 that I was working on.) You can find the story here.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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