Friday, November 09, 2018

Bill Gallo: 1968 Sports Night

Fifty years ago ....



From the April 1969 CARTOONIST, the NCS in-house magazine, then edited by Jud Hurd: here is Chairman Bill Gallo with his 1968 Sports Night event. Rocky Graziano belts out a song! Ralph Houk, manager of the Yankees, is the guest of honor. Jake La Motta does a funny monologue (and ya better LAFF!). Meadowlark Lemon sings! Otto Soglow and Irwin Hasen in a comedy skit written by Bob Dunn. And, to top it all off, Gallo's "Basement Bertha" and Willard Mullins' "Bum" in the NCS version of the wedding of the year. Frank Springer created the awards. Jim Ruth took all of the photos.






1 comment:

Kevin Tolman said...

Wow, that is SO "1968". All those pictures and only two women appear in any off them. In the first set I can't tell if she is an entertainer or an attendee. In the last set she is an entertainer wearing a skimpy costume.