MEMOIRS FROM A SINKING SHIP
by Val Shively
(FUTURE MANUSCRIPT IN THE WORKS)
The only difference between the Titanic and our store is. . .
. . .they had a band!!!
Jimmy Schmittinger in a silo in Jackson, Mississippi, looking through Ace returns
Unfortunately it was over 140°F in there & everything was melted
Photo by John Gallagher
Courtesy of Bill Berry
Jerry Greene with his family in the early '80s
Patty & Nina
Nina as Sandra Dee
Allan Thomas (his better side) with Chuck
One of the kids from my church
Bob Hughes & his wife - from Columbus, Ohio
All around entertainer!! Very talented!
My new best friend
Emma & Matty “the Humdinger” Singer. . .the world's greatest promo man
on his 75th birthday
Rolling Stone Magazine, Dec. 1, 1977
ROLLING STONE OUTTAKE (1977)
Courtesy of Chuck Brigermann
Harvey Holiday - the pride of Philadelphia
If you don't believe it. . . just ask him!
Harvey Holiday (left) and Tommy McCarthy
Frankie Avalon telling Billy Paul how he would have sung Me & Mrs. Jones!
Major sports fan - I thought we were going to a football game!
Dinner at Morton's Steak House in King of Prussia, PA
I had just bought the skeleton and brought it to dinner
Manager didn't think it was funny
Geator, Carl Helm & Norman
If you're going to Maine - eat HERE. . . WOW!
Rollye & her husband Jon
Ron O'Brien - Duprees manager extraordinaire/record collector
Kari, Kara & Patty
Natalia - bank manager for Wachovia. . .no longer there. I miss her!
I always wanted to be a trolley driver when I was a kid. . .
mixing a Delfonics soon-to-be-hit!
Connie Francis & Jerry
Connie & Keely
Debbie & Richard Nader with Steve Caldwell
Happy birthday Chuck
Henry DeLuca & Willie Winfield
Richie & Charlie Ingui (Soul Survivors)
Michael Michelle - my truck driver
Marshall & Barbara Sehorn
Patty & Ed Rendell
“Chi Chi”, Marshall & Reed
Jack & Chi Chi
Sam Carson. . . mobile home sales mogul
(sold one 8 years ago. . . unfortunately it was returned!)
Selling a mobile home for Sam . . beats selling records
I sold two in a half hour
Close call - see my store at the right
Olivia & Patty
Wes Hayes (left) from The Dreams on Savoy. . .Billy Taylor. . . Castelles on Grand. . .
with oil can! (don't ask)
Joy with Norton
Granny with bookends
“Golden Voice” Harry Schmidt
Patty & friends
Patty & the Yaffes (soon to record!)
Isabella about to be groomed!
Going out to play
“Remember When” cast. . .Jim Murray, Steve Ross & Jackie Strauss!
Jim Murray. . .co-founder of the Ronald McDonald House in Philly
& former General Manager of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Our neighbor Lisa on left, with her friend Mary Lois - the smartest female on earth
IQ of 630! Lisa comes in with a 16!
Charlie & filmmaker Shawn Swords
With Lucky - out front . . .
Late-night get-together at Hymie's Deli
A car went through the front window 6 hours later (honest)
Our trip to the Finger Lakes in upstate New York
Don't leave home without it!
Patty looking at diamonds
One too many stories. . .
Going to a wine tasting! Whoopie! (I don't drink)
What comes after G flat?
WHERE'S THE FOOD?