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November 11, 2020


Ha! I was working a low-level, pay-the-rent job (and it barely did that) at Doyle Dane Bernbach Advertising (huge then, now defunct) in the Market Research department when the firm landed Orson Wells for their client, Paul Masson. I never met him myself but heard that sometimes he'd arrive a bit drunk, and irritable because he'd been reduced to making TV commercials.

Dear Suzanne, Thanks for your comment. I didn't know you worked at Doyle Dane & Bernbach way back when. This experience must have made you a receptive observer of "Mad Men," no?

Burl Ives is also very inspirational---

Just remember the night when Welles hosted the Tonight Show because Carson was busy hosting the Academy Awards.

Bruce, what were the highlights when Welles hosted the Tonight Show? -- DL

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