Independent from Long Beach, California on April 5, 1963 · Page 41
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 41

Long Beach, California
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Friday, April 5, 1963
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Mighty Fast Way to Empty a Hall , By TTDD THOMEY Maybe it's because he played professional baseball for two yean In the Gsast League. Maybe h'» because be has a few extra brain cells or something. At any rate.' Al Snr?*«. whose dance band reopened this week in the Breakers International Hotel's Skyroom, is one of the tastest-thinVing musicians FVe ever met. For proof, I offer a caique Incident which occurred one night not so Iccg ago when Sanidi and his five-piece orchestra were playing at the American Legion hall op Border Street £a Tomnce. Suddenly six squad cars screeched to a halt In front of the place. A police captain strode up to Sanada and said quietly but urgently: "We just got word that a bomb's been planted in here. Can you get the people SANADA out without panicking 'em? 1 * 'I guess so," replied Sanada. ·How quickly can you do it?* asked the captain. "Give me five minutes," said Sanada. Since there were 280 people in the hall, the captain 'doubted that Sanada could empty it that swiftly. But the band leader convinced him. Without showing the slightest nervousness, even though the whole place might be blown to smithereens any second, Sanada strode to the yniVfr on tfr«^ stage and rna( ^ 1 * a grinning announcement. "FoJks," he said, "we're going to try a different kind of a number tonight. It's a fo!low-the-!eader number. I want everybody to get in line and do exactly what the band does," The orchestra immediately struck up "When The Saints Go Marching In," a rousing, rollicking number. With Sanada leading the way, the band Jumped down from the stage to the dance floor. The dancers got in line behind the band and began marching. Sanada led the long line toward the front exit. As they went out the door, he quickened the tempo, and the band began to trot. In a few moments, all 2 SO people went trotting out the door behind the musicians. - ' The hall was emptied in exactly 3 minute s, 40 seconds. While the police made a thorough investigation of "the building, Sanada and his boys continued playing, 'entertaining the crowd gathered in the street. After 25 'minutes, the officers decided the bomb emergency was 'a hoax. The police captain then explained to the crowd · .what had happened, adding: "I thought the orchestra did a terrific job of getting you people out" '· The throng agreed, awarding Sanada and his boys a thunderous ovation. Sanada. who played centerfield for Sacramento in '- f the Coast League in the early 1940s, has lived in Long , · Beach for many years. His band, which plays novelty ' " and'speciality numbers as well as fine dance music, has been featured at the Cocoanut Grove, Sheraton Hotel in Pasadena and the Thunderbird Hotel in El ' · SegundoL There will be new entertainment nightly, starting Friday, in the Breakers' Cellar Club, Featured wffl be 22-year-old Reiber Hovde and his swinging Hammond organ. Reiber had his own radio show in Illinois at the age of 14 and entertained HOVDE for several years at swank spas in the Hawaiian Islands. -Sirt Ptx)« HE REVOLVES · Pianist Don Mason goes 'round and 'round on the slowly revolving piano-bar at Hoefly's, 4911 E. Second St. ANITA IS A BIT MIFFED--Oops, I have offended a lady and I must apologize. A few weeks ago, I mentioned that songstress Anita O'Day, whose style is original and unusual, visited King Arthur's Steak House on E. Spring Street and chatted with organist Bob Moreau. Bob told me that Anita showed him a copy of a new song she was working on. I asked Bob what kind of a tune it was. He declined to comment, but finally (after I twisted his arm) he declared: "Man, it was out. Way. way out." Miss O'Day definitely doesn't agree. She sent me part of the song, called "On Your Way," with lyrics as follows: "Oa your way. please say youTl go today. You played your part, then broke my heart. So please go right now, please go." In a pleasant note. Miss O'Day said: "It rather perturbed me that he (Bob) considered the song "way out.' It has a very slow ballad tempo and a beautiful melody. It is definitely a 'singer's singer* type of materiaL It is out of the ordinary class of song, but not "way out*" TTionfe you. Anita, for setting me right. Until I actually hear you sing the song, however. ' shall reserve judgment. * * * ENTERTAINMENT DEFT.--The Wilder Brothers, one of the fastest, bounties*, gayest night club shows I've ever seen, are the new show at JavaLanes* East Indies Room, 3SOO E. Pacific Coast Hwy. . . . There's dancing Friday and Saturday nights in the Bamboo and Tropicana rooms at the posh Tahitian Village, Lakewood Boulevard at Rosecrans. Supplying the lively rhythms are Leslie Mumphrey and his Marcatos. None like it in all of Southern California. A Itoom With a VI GID . . . The Sky Room of the beautifully tedecortted Breileii International Hotel is uniquely different. Dme for cocktaih *t sunJy»-n (relu) ... stay for 'dinner (you'll really enjoy it) ... dince from 9 p.m. Or come for lunch, the entices ind service tie elightful, *nd so is the scenery (on a clear day you c^n see CaUliru). Come anytime, but cute it soon. Table d'hote dinners from $2.95 Luncheons from $1.10 Dancing \itcly now featuring the Al SiroJi Serenaders Tuesday thru Sunday. Special guest band Mondays ill the. Cellar Club nightly except Tuesdays, Reiber Horde at the Swingin" Hammond Organ -- he's terrific! Ko Cottr, A' the i« r i CHIIUI FB03 \ : ECK'S WTUOW it » · MA6NOUA ! · STEAKS '. · SUFOOD ' in v. wauw-CA I-I2U 10IG IUW ' futtriir Sltrtkin Fit Frlif ttfciw 111 Hu BjBj fin ttlu titan AH You Can Cot Vf* ' i* '· « JJ- tm tn »«ni $1 JO AISO FOOO TO GO cornet SMORSASSORB 1341 ATLANTIC · CA J SiSJ 210 East Telephone for international Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, Calif, reservations or information, HE 7-2201 ANTTA HENRI'S WHIP H2 E. IEOADWAT JACKIE KELSO DANCE CONTEST Ertrr Monday TksnloT CASH PHIZES LADIES NIGHT ETIFT TctiJay S Wtdattiir] JUX04T JOHNNY OTIS With Hoi Ent TV Bs£o Cut WE FEATUII THE BEST CHEFS IK THE WOtlD! New yei coa do fie ccekiij aid ckar-broil yosr owl STEAK T 5 T LOBSTER Combination AH txtrvt* (rrdutf*: Bake* cnc««« antf Ouvn: S*i«d wttft or Rooucfort: 6r»aa «nd Butter. Optt Cc3y 18 O.DU to 2 o.m. KEONA H I S E. Wcrdlow H,a On»9 CA 7-M54 :ossmoor3(mi .FINE C I N I M 3 AND CNTIRTAINMENT 11111 lot Alonitoi I'vd, JA 7-im GE I-J5M AMERICAN AND CANTONESE FOOD IUNCHEOS ' DIXMSS CHAECOJU. ' BHOILED STEAKS { COCTTAILS FROG 1820 Atlantic* Lonj Btacb NU1SAKCE Clly Bars Women From Feeding Cals MEXIPHIS IW--Every day ! or nine years, fair weathe and foul, Mrs. Beatrice Shipp 84, has trudged from home to downtown alley to feed -her" cats. But no more. The City health D e p a r t m e n t has ordered her to stop, saying ier handouts draw hungry cats by the dozens and create * public nuisance and health hazard. Mrs. Shipp said the department warned her she could be fined $50 a day if she persisted. *I can't sleep at night," she said. "It kills my soul that my cats are waiting for me and I can't come." For Your Pleasure awaiian Entertainment and Floor Show Niiely 9:00-11:00-1^0 (Except Monday) ISLAND MUSIC BY WALLY PALME1RA TRIO KDDIE ntSII , t KOFTT-E K.WX OPEN 1» AJL IfA^nAL for BrexLfAst Jt Lonrheoit DxDj I iOO Pacific Csl. Hwy, Sed Btack BescmtioBS IM-7M1 · COCO FOOO · EICEI1EIT S1ITICE · F1XEMUII6 · \ TVSzt f OWO Santtu!l ··'·STAND BY TO FIRE Bob Boyle (right), owner of Francois Manhat; tan, 1909 E. Fourth St, gives assistance as rcan- j" ager Van Gasaway pours more liqueur on flaming duck, specialty of the house. The extinguisher has never been used because the restaurant has served thousands of the fiery delicacy without a mishap. HOFBRAU CLUB Ckxr-Broiled TOP SIRLOIN STEAK DINNER SEAFOOD 01 II SPECIALTY . . . of course it is. Jast hours froa tie sej-- fresh tad tiff it coly Welch's cm sene. Enjcj thii or tcr of cu i- cious fooaf ia t trdj fceiarifcl Dine in a Romantic Italian Setting FAMILY STYLE DINNIH THIS. 7 PJ*. $2.00 person (mena changes each week) 2.00 person BREAKFAST SERVED EVFJIY SUNDAY MORNING Q Eaily Morning Drink SOc CCaiia Breakfast 75c cstaiirant I I O I E. OCEAN BLVD. FHONE 437-OHI · Cctliiil loii(i · Siizliic · Lils!crTiil · Of ti 2( Heirs 1(01 CKtfiRT *! WAROLOW RD. Mill-** I-ISI1 | 6 - S H O W S N I G H T L Y - 6 L EXOTIC EGYPTIAN DANCERS Ctrtcf fr«« fit f!«a:is» I» Ell T|» ' CLEOPATRA'S NYMPHS of the NILE 5 BELLY DANCERS 5 \ fLUS COCKTAIL HOUR Monday thru Friday, 5 to 6:30 Bar Prices at 50c Tap Beer 25c Lett Btxl'i ion ttiftt JOE US1NS e.J rW BANCiNO TUESDAT rtn SOHOAT [ HUT n- · *· D A N C I N G DON PERRY AXO VANCE HARDY COCK O f THE NORTH SU4 Arlenrie Att, North lo»g Bcsck GA 3-»45 COMPLETE DINNERS FROM 91.75 Fiihioa Shaw SATURDAY 1 P.M. 1 l-«t- T-ioit US 12-M. K«w Ter*--2-S» Srtal ni Ubsftr J-JJ femeas tteak faattn and cecktaib GAY 90's 2503 PALM DRIVE LEILAN! 5236 E. 2ND ST. usnuuM lOISTEt TAIL Enttr* Cl«k« or siuoiN STEAI ni MATINEE 4922 E. 2ND ST.--Nerf to Eclseni Thtoitr THE WILDER BROS. Woodruff of Resecrsas B«Df)ewer TO 7-W7S AtlintiC ATI. »t Sia AcJoa-o Drive 111! E. fit. t!T. HHT^-LDia REACH · SI 1-IIU CINNAMON CINDER YOUNG ADULT NIGHT CLUB On The Traffic Circle Batutltl Men i Lun Prim* Rib Dinner OUTSTANDING tTAUAN CUISINE JIIJ AniMTIC GA 7-1111 EYE IMUOFT of fie DON LANE MADNESS, Inc. ) TM^DOMINO !,.,,,,, Mma »".'?.'..] 1111 HIUI, »Hlir«--lirt '· »« · Itlrwo I Cherfes CAN-CAN REED WILLIAMS » HILLTOP TOP ? 0 SIHXAL IIILL C;E 0-2219 «TIIE PL.1CS TO f."O" FREE PAHKIXfi * FIXE FOODS * BAQUET FAULlTIES * PAXCPfC XICHTLY * O COVEU CIIAUGE * NO .MIXMUM * BE.lUTirn. VIEW * ITIEE PABKIXC MI -J -:

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