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Tue Sep 4, 2018 12:57

Crosby also lived across the street from us in Toluca Lake at one time, just one home to the west of Phil Everly. At one point about the time (?just before me moved in) his huge estate complex was divided into two with the smaller home/lot (right next to Phil's) purchased by movie director Sidney Salkowitz (Omega Man, Wyatt Earp, Lassie, Along the Mohawk Trail, Lucille Ball's manager in his later years…). His son Michael was a good friend (we were tennis team doubles partners) of mine in high school. Andy Griffith later purchased the lot/main home just West of that (2 doors down from Phil) and just to the right across the street from us. His son Sam and I became good friends and we used to go to the beach together. He was an avid surfer and I would often drive him to the beach. He was such a cool/"mellow" guy and looked, and acted, just like "Spicoli" (before there was a "Spicoli") in the future excellent "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" movie. I am almost certain they must have patterned the film character after him. Same hair, same speech pattern, same mannerism's, …. Andy subsequently sold his home to actor Jerry van Dyke who was still living there when I moved away from my parents home for school in Chicago.

Great memories.


PS - Bob, I am trying to do some calculations to figure out your age from all the clues you have given us - doing "the math". My calculator does not go back that far … lol.

  • Reminiscing.Bob Paul, Mon Sep 3 12:03
    Y'all have some good "celebrity"; ie, "Bob", et al, memories from the day. IIRC, good ol' Bob Hope appeared in a few travel flix with some guy named Bing Crosby. now, I didn't know Crosby, but during ... more
    • Bing! — David , Tue Sep 4 12:57
      • Johnny Carson, Robin Williams discussDavid , Tue Sep 4 13:48
        their mentor, Toluca Lake comedian/actor Jonathan Winters, at minutes 13 - 14 into the video. For K.t.K. and anyone else who may be interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtFl-5K7Kyo David
        • Jonathan and Robin in Toluca LakeK.t.K., Wed Sep 5 06:42
          My favorite is the 60 Minutes interview with Winters at his house. Suddenly, Robin Williams steps in from off camera and instructs Jonathan to do a particular ad lib on the interviewer:... more
          • That was David , Tue Sep 18 14:20
            great; thanks Kenny. I just saw this now for the first time as I have in and out of town quite a bit as of late. Just back from Phoenix and leaving again for Las Vegas next week. Hope you don't mind... more
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