“Forgotten Hollywood”- Dealt the Final Hand…

Posted on December 14, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Former Topps Company executive Sy Berger, regarded as the father of the modern baseball card died early Sunday at his home in Rockville Center, NY. Berger personally signed players to baseball card contracts throughout the next few decades.

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   A Bucknell graduate, Berger went to work for Topps before it produced baseball cards. He served in World War II, then became part of a small team that took on Bowman Gum by signing players to appear on the company’s oversized 1952 Topps set, which was designed on Berger’s kitchen table. Using scissors and cardboard at his kitchen table, Berger played around with ideas for trading cards until he struck upon a design that endured for decades: a card with team logos and simulated player autographs on the front and bios and stats on the back.

   Sy Berger was 91.


beverly bremers   Over the weekend, I attended the OC/LA MCA-I Holiday Party. Southern California media professionals engaged in an evening of fellowship, entertainment, and even karaoke. During the gift exchange and raffle portion of the festivities, my Forgotten Hollywood Book Series were given away. The winner of my literary works was songstress Beverly Bremers.

   Beverly’s career is notable. She performed on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour on her thirteenth birthday. Bremers joined the musical Hair early in its Broadway run. In 1970, she was an original cast member of The Me Nobody Knows, winning an Obie for her performance. Beverly is best known for recording the 1972 Top 20 hit single Don’t Say You Don’t Remember.

   Currently, Beverly Bremers is also a well-respected vocal coach… and a proud owner of the Forgotten Hollywood Book Series

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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