Saturday, May 09, 2020



Chic Silber said...

During their early Vegas years

Jeff said...

Wasn't this a Feld owned production?

Roger Smith said...

In time it was, yes.

Chic Silber said...

Much later than these early years

Not during Donn Arden's productions

Chic Silber said...

I found it interesting that

in a very lengthy NY Times

obit with in depth details

including history for both

partners & much personal

information as well as the

description of the tiger

attack on Roy the name of

Feld was not mentioned

Charles Hanson said...

Chic: How did Feld become involved with Siegfried and Roy?

Chic Silber said...

Through Gunther & his previous

friendship with Siegfried & Roy

from back in Deutchland

Back then the partners were

not very savy on the details

of performing contracts that

were the meat & potatoes of

the Feld machinery & became

entrenched in arrangements

that were pretty heavily

lopsided including greatly

important to Feld were the

CONCESSIONS which you of

all my friends certainly

understand completely

It took the tragic event

of Roy's tiger attack to

unravel the deal

The magic partners were

certainly not 1st to be

amazed by the Feld game

of "hide the salami"

Chic Silber said...

The timing of the tragic

MGM Grand fire might well

have given the opportunity

for Feld to take advantage

Chic Silber said...

I found it even more interesting that

in this past Sunday's Washington Post

the legacy hometown paper of the Felds

that another lengthy indepth obituary

failed to mention their involvement

Chic Silber said...

Donn Arden's fabulous productions

at the Stardust & original MGM Grand

are likely to be considered the best

of all shows ever presented there

Siegfried & Roy were in them both

in years where they were at peak