Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Proske #5

Proske-5, originally uploaded by bucklesw1.

After touring throughout Europe and the Middle East, Proske came to the United States in 1933 for a season-long engagement at Atlantic City’s famous Steel Pier. (According to Proske, his Steel Pier schedule was a grueling one with four and some times five performances a day!) While appearing in Atlantic City, he met and became friends with a number of famous entertainers including singer Rudy Vallee who, according to Proske, took thousands of feet of movie film of his act and who later helped him secure bookings. (One wonders where this movie footage is now!) During his first year in America, Proske also met and became good friends with Frank Buck.


Chic Silber said...

Those were the days when General

Motors owned Figidaire as shown

on the marquee