Say “Happy New Year,” GracieApril 14, 2009
Check out this post from another blog about Burns and Allen:
…When I was starting out in show business the thing I want most for New Year’s Eve was a booking. If you were booked on New Year’s Eve, it meant you were doing O.K.
…The parties I remember most took place at Jack and Mary Benny’s home in Palm Springs. Many of the greatest performers in show business would be there and, during the night, almost all of them would get up and perform for the rest of our crowd. They had to – it was New Year’s Eve and they wanted to be booked.
Eventually a voice was heard above all the rest suggesting, “Let George Burns sing a few songs.”