Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Hallowe'en - El dresses up

These pictures are from a series (circa, I think, mid-1950's) of El dressing up in various garb which he probably sent out to television producers to show them that he could be multi-dimensional in a number of roles. It's too bad he wasn't given the chance to show his other talents, just stereotyped as the dumb Swede, as I think he would have been PERFECT as a "bon vivant"!

An interesting note is how many photos show him with cigarettes and cigars for he was a nonsmoker as well as a teetotaler.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

El does some magic

I'm back! Well, for a bit anyway as I try to get my business on the right track. Here we have a couple of pics from El with the GREAT magician Harry Blackstone, Sr.