JOSEPHINE BAKER at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Hollywood with Monti Rock III

Josephine Baker
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Handbill from the Beverly Hilton Hotel

Handbill from the Beverly Hilton Hotel

 

 

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Worked with Josephine Baker at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. It was 1974 and I was the stage manager and artist relation person for Marathon Productions.  When I heard she was booked, I couldn't wait to meet her. Sad thing was that Marathon didn't realize what a personality they had booked. When she arrived in Los Angeles no one was there to receive her as she should have been received. No fan fare, nothing. Her nephew was acting as her manager. She was a wonderful person. It was a pleasure and a privilege to work with her.
They didn't have an opening act for her so I told them about Monti Rock III. I had worked with and knew Monti from New York. They asked me to book him. I reached him in New York and he took the gig. He was superb. No one could have been a better choice for Josephine Baker. He came on stage in a white suite, a white, wide brimmed hat an a long, white feathered boa. He knocked them dead. Sometimes Josephine was late, so I would stand off stage and signal Monti to stretch it out. If you know Monti, that was no problem; he could stay on all night if you gave him the opportunity. You can check him out by clicking MONTI HERE.

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Photo submitted by Harold Rubin.

Sir Monti Rock III

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