OLYMPIC PARK 1956: CHAI & SOMAY
I really enjoyed the old amusement parks, small or large,there was an intimacy, about them. Maybe it was because you were a performer in a free act, or a stage show, that there always seemed to be respect from the park employees. Maybe it was "big fish in a little pond" syndrome, it seems that everything gets lost in the big theme parks.
Olympic Park, in Irvington New Jersey was one of the best, they had a stage show with several acts so there was always a lot of camaraderie, live music under the direction of "Mr. Five by Five" Joe Basile, & it seemed some one always had a birthday there, party & all. I can still hear the announcer introduce the acts, always ending the announcement by saying to Joe, "aaaaallll right perfessor"
Here are two people who did a nice act, & in my opinion one of the nicest couples I met in my 50 years in the business.
CHAI & SOMAY