Jerry Brandow on Miami Beach, Florida

Jerry Brandow
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Took these photos between sets at a club on Miami Beach. He was working a club date in one of the hotels near 79th Street Causeway, it may have been the Castaways. On one of his breaks we went out by the pool to shoot these shots. They were shot using only one strobe light.  

Met Jerry Brandow at a Hotel Lounge in Miami Beach. We had many adventures together.  Below are a few that I remember.

 

Jerry was quite a guy. We were introduced by Bunnie, Frank Linale's wife. Frank was the bandleader and manager of the Vagabonds. Jerry and I became buddies. We went to the track together, called the bookies, borrowed from the shylocks, worked on a TV series together and shared some girlfriends. I last saw Jerry in 1997 in Las Vegas. We went to hear Sam Butera in one of the lounges. As I write these stories I will put them on the site.

Some quick history about Jerry: He danced on Broadway with the Condos Brothers, Nick & Steve. Nick Condos, later married Martha Raye. Jerry was a boxer for a short time. He taught himself to play the piano, vibes and the trumpet. He had a show and used to dance on stage. He did a routine with steps that was fantastic. He was doing this act when I met him.

More about Jerry on the next page. 

Notes for stories.

The Pin-up, The Grate, and the Nite-Owl. Joe Mooney, Kaye Masters, Ella Fitzgerald, Zoot Simms, Flip Phillips, The Vagabonds.

Miami Undercover, Rocky Graziano  Jake LaMotta  Jill Corey, Howard Koch, Buddy Rich. Sarah Brockett.

 

 
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