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Re: [ARSCLIST] New LoC Recording Registry
Taking Mike Fitzgerald's lead, I would also like to point out the
following error in the LOC announcement:
23. "2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks," Carl Reiner and Mel
The secret to living 2000 years? "Never touch fried foods!" In their
party routine first performed for friends, Mel Brooks played a 2000-
year-old man, while Carl Reiner, as the straight man, interviewed him.
After much convincing, the two writers for Sid Caesar’s "Your Show of
Shows," recorded their ad-libbed dialogue for a 1961 album. Interview
subjects ranged from marriage ("I was married over 200 times!") and
children ("I have over 1500 children and not one of them ever comes to
visit!") to transportation ("What was the means of transportation?
The above album was recorded and released in 1960 by Richard Bock as
World Pacific WP-1401. Steve Allen wrote the original liner notes.
Bock later sold the masters to Capitol Records. The Capitol LP
release used William Claxton's photograph of Reiner and Brooks that
appeared on the World Pacific album.