An opportunity to name-drop |

An opportunity to name-drop

Dear Editor:

Wow: Dick Clark is dead!

I remember Dick Clark and his afternoon “American Bandstand” television show.

Although I never thought I would personally meet Dick Clark and have a nice talk with him, it did happen in North Hollywood in Los Angeles. In the early 1990s, I attended a Clark-facilitated panel discussion at the Television Academy, where Dick and I met.

During our conversation we talked about the Miss Hollywood beauty pageant he produced in the latter 1980s at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles. Clark reminded me that Jerry Seinfeld was the comedy act. Also he told me he was very proud of Seinfeld’s success thereafter.

Well, as you folks would know it, in the latter 1990s, I met Seinfeld in Beverly Hills one sunny Southern California afternoon. He was polite and showed good manners, like Kato Kaelin, whom I met in 1994 in Los Angeles.

I reminded Jerry Seinfeld about his Miss Hollywood gig, which he recalled because it was an important gig in his early Hollywood career. Then I let him know about my talk with Clark and how proud he was of him and his success.

Jerry Seinfeld was surprised and most happy to hear of my message from Clark.

It is nice to know I conveyed a personal Clark message to Jerry Seinfeld. I guess you can understand why Jerry Seinfeld and I are the vibe as we now think about Clark, can’t you?

I am thinking hard about participating in Beverly Hills’ 100th anniversary celebration to last for 18 months. I hung out and participated in the 1988 Beverly Hills Diamond Jubilee celebration, which had lots of “wow!” where a star-studded show and a star-studded audience enjoyed the magic of Radio City Production West’s nighttime magic.

Emzy Veazy III

Aspen and Beverly Hills

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