Posted Byrichard jacobson, m.d. on October 26, 2003 at 20:20:42:
In Reply to: Re: John L. C. Sivoney / Crazy Guggenheim posted byJerry Dumar on June 09, 2002 at 22:54:46:
: : In a biographical interview, Jackie Gleason claimed that the character, "Crazy Guggenheim", was based on a real person that lived in Gleason's childhood neighborhood in Brooklyn (New York, USA), that everyone called "Puke".
: : Also, in response to an earlier comment, apparently when Mr. Fontaine did the "John L.C. Sivoney" character on the Jack Benny radio program, he DID effect the same ridiculous facial expression that he did on the Gleason TV show, for many times, you'll hear Benny say, while trying to stifle a laugh, "I can't even LOOK at him!"
: I remember the character John L C Sivoni for around 1953 and I did an fair impression of him and performed (for my family) a routine that he did about little red riding hood. I wish I could find out if there exists a recording of this routine. Any info?
I also used to do imitations for friends and families. I did the Chicken Lickin routine which I know by heart and would be glad to share it with you.
I am looking for the Little REd Riding Hood Routine which he did less often on T,V, so I didn't have as much time to learn it.
I'm dying to get a recording or transcript of the routine.