Paul V. Coates -- Confidential File, Aug. 8, 1959
August 8, 2009 | 2:00 pm
Mash Notes and Comments(Press Release) "COOK'S MUSICAL NOTES, by Ira Cook:
"If you're statistically-minded about your music, just tune to the Ira Cook Show on KMPC, and we'll keep you posted on the progress of the never ending parade of platters.
"To date, I have received just over 3,000 45-speed records and 660 albums.
"Now, just for fun, let's see what we can do with these figures . . .
"If I had started stacking up my 45-speed records on Jan. 1, 1959, I would have, today, a stack 20 feet high!" . . .(signed) Publicity Department, KMPC, Hollywood.
-- Well, Ira, there's no use crying over spilt milk.
(Press Release) "Ted Lewis, who, with Sophie Tucker, is packing them in at the Moulin Rouge, was asked how many times he'd asked 'Is Everybody Happy' during his more than 45 years as a show business headliner.
" 'You know something,' smiled Ted, 'I've asked that lots of times -- lots of times -- but this is the FIRST time anyone asked me how many times I've asked Is Everybody Happy?'
"Note to Paul Coates: "I'm giving you the exclusive on this item." (signed) Aleon Bennett, public relations, Hollywood.
-- Thanks a million, Aleon. That's the hottest scoop I've had since I learned that Ira Cool would have had a stack of records 20 feet high if he'd been on the bull.
(Press Release) "What's the real reason Jack Paar decided to drop Dody Goodman as a 'regular' on his show?
"Here's Paar's own version of the incident as he relates it in this week's Look magazine:
" 'Soon after I started my nighttime show, Dody became one of our most popular regulars . . .
" 'Before long, people began to consider us a team. It was like being guest of honor at a shotgun wedding.
" 'Eventually, Dody was doing so much of the talking, I felt like the announcer on the Dody Goodman Show.
" 'It was then that I decided it was better for all involved to use her less frequently...'" (signed) Publicity Dept., Look magazine, New York City.
-- That's what I like about you, Jack. You've always got the public interest at heart.
"There you go again, blasting Tijuana. Tijuana, Tijuana, Tijuana -- you've got it on the brain.
"How come you never have anything nice to say about the town?
"When you go down there (if you ever dare to) you must look for your entertainment in the wrong places.
"It's as clean as L.A. and you know it.
"If you're looking for a big, hot story, why don't you investigate some of the joints that are running wide open right under your nose? Yes, RIGHT HERE IN L.A.
"In the interests of honest journalism, why don't you take a walk down Main St. sometime?
"You could walk less than a block, pick up a girl, and take her home with you!" (signed) Ralph G., Los Angeles.
-- My wife has a fit when I bring guests home without telling her ahead of time.