I can’t believe I found this.
The other day you'll recall I wrote about The Greatest Musical You've Never Heard of, Fiorello!, which starred a then-unknown Tom Bosley as Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.
This is from a very old Kraft Music Hall, starring Perry Como, who makes a brief appearance at the start. What follows is a comic sketch with Tom Bosley playing...‘Mayor Laguardia” (!), along with Paul Lynde and Kaye Ballard. And the sketch ends with them singing one of the classic songs from the show, "Politics & Poker." It’s a treasure. And a bit of lost theater history.
1/29/2013 07:34:37 am
Little Tin Box, not Politics & Poker. Both great.
1/29/2013 11:04:22 am
Both great, indeed. Obviously, "Little Tin Box" fit this particular sketch, but then they could have done the full score of "Fiorello!"
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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