Saturday, September 11, 2021

NEVER FORGET 9-11-2001


Chic Silber said...

On the 11th of September in 2001

I was in Scheveningen Netherlands

working on the Disney Musical "Aida"

in the CircusTheater when I called

my associate in NY for a color code

He noticed the 1st plane wreck shown

on the TV news during our call

Chic Silber said...

All worked stopped & everyone

went into the several offices

with large screen TVs to watch

the unfolding horrors of the day

Joop Van Den Enden the leading

European entertainment producer

& owner of theaters called from

his office in Amsterdam saying

he was on his way to speak with

the crew from the US & to tell

us the load in is shut down

He offered his assistance in

reaching out to our folks back

in the States

Chic Silber said...

I've had the opportunity

to work on several of his

productions in Europe as

well as here in the USA

He is a prince of a fellow

& a pleasure to work for

We share a birthday & had

our same heart surgery in

August of 2006

Chic Silber said...

The grand old lady on the left

regained her NY's tallest title

for the 12 years until the new

Freedom Tower was topped out

To me it seemed like it became

a new target as a challenge

Roger Smith said...

When the attacks came on our TV news, I called my high-school friend, opera singer John Mack Ousley. He lived in NYC, in the upper West 60s, and had not yet become aware of what happened downtown. He was to meet friends for lunch at the Towers, and was anxious to call them. He learned they had not left home yet, and all were safe. Then the world watched as the horrors unfolded.