Chapter Two The Thud and a Nipple Dress
It must have been July 1969 because they had brought a black and white TV backstage so we could watch man’s first steps on the Moon during rehearsal. Opening night I was a big hit. My sister Patricia came backstage and said to me, “I don't know why you’re bothering with a career like this, considering who we are.”
In 1972 within a hundred miles of San Francisco there was vast open country, rugged canyons, vistas of meadow. A network of two-lane highways twisted through open spaces that today in 2015 are so completely covered with concrete you cannot recognize them.
Adah Menken insisted on performing a role near-nude, when up until then it had the scene had used a dummy, like I insisted on performing bare legged, compulsions so similar, so similar.
|Charlie sings Solitaire|
"What are you telling me, Rick?"
"We want to keep it local."
The crowd laughed and threw twenty dollar bills in my hat.
To Astley's nightly thronging,
To see the Menken throw aside
All to her sex belonging,
Stripping off woman's modesty,
With woman's outward trappings -
A barebacked jade on barebacked steed,
In Cartlich's old strappings!"
April 1, 1894
CUT PARAGRAPHS ABOUT THE ASHRAM IN DALLAS
Like Adah Menken, I found religion in Texas through a man, dropped the man, kept the religion.
I know this goes on and on and on, I am in bad need of an editor.
And a publisher
And PayPal clicks, please click my PayPal button with high fives
-By Kay Ebeling
the City of Angels Is Everywhere
COMING IN 2017
In Pursuit of the Priest at NASA in Houston