We saw a very young Jerry Lewis

Image result for photo young martin and lewisJerry Lewis died last month at age 91.  He was a comedian, actor, singer, producer, director, screenwriter, and humanitarian. Wikipedia

Our dad took my brother Tom and me downtown  more than once.  One day, when we were maybe eleven and twelve, he took us with the plan that he would work in his office while we went to a movie and had lunch.  Then he would take us to to buy our first suits.

I don’t remember the movie we saw at the big Chicago Theater that day. But I do remember how we laughed at the young Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, so silly and energetic.  The downtown theaters offered a stage show with the movie, so I think Martin and Lewis would have had to do 5 or 6 shows that day.

He was an interesting man, I think a good guy. RJN

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