Definitely outdated humor…well past it’s time! And it may be oh so politically incorrect! As am I?
Did you know that on the 1930s/1940s Borscht Belt Comedy Circuit that Jewish women comedians were often referred to as Menstruating Minstrels?
Wait a minute!
Were there really Jewish women comedians during that ‘period!’
Wrong again Schmuck!
There was Milton Berle!
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door! … Milton Berle
To which I add…
Or add knockers…
The Texaco Star Theater (1948-1956):
I do often remember that a house in my neighborhood had the first local TV, circa 1948. I would go there to watch ‘The Milton Berle Show.’
Yes! He was the highest paid celebrity on TV at the time. Mr. Berle’s salary was $1,500 a week in 1949. But by 1950-51, it had risen to $11,500, and on May 3, 1951, he signed an unusual “lifetime” contract ( actually 30 years) with NBC for $200,000 a year.
Milton Berle, TV’s first famous star, died March 27, 2002. He was 93 and had enjoyed a career spanning over 80 years on stage, film, radio and television.