Friday Follies: The Thinking Man’s Orchestra (Updated)

From the 1960 OWLS campus directory:

OWLS directory fall 1960 1 054

Even aside from the startling fact that the Faculty Club had a house orchestra, I don’t know what being the thinking man’s orchestra would entail.

Update from Grungy:

“He’s 84 now, if he’s still around…”

Here’s the story. Go read it!

And another update from TikiOwl.

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8 Responses to Friday Follies: The Thinking Man’s Orchestra (Updated)

  1. grungy1973 says:

    He’s 84 now, if he’s still around…
    http://abc13.com/archive/6994089/

  2. Melissa Kean says:

    What a story! I’m going to go add it to the post. Thank you!

  3. Tiki Owl says:

    I didn’t find any reference to it but I would guess they were a regular at the Tidelands club.

  4. effegee says:

    First time I can recall seeing a written reference to a “GY4” telephone number. The “Gypsy” exchange was announced by SWBell in 1956 to provide growth for the exchanges located at 4068 Bellaire (MAdison 2, MOhawk 4, 5, and 7). https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth522066/m1/12/?q=GYPSY
    Apparently GY4 numbers were used in Sharpstown until those numbers were moved to the even newer “PRescott” exchange.

  5. Tiki Owl says:

    We had a MOhawk 7 exchange starting in 1956 so must have just missed a GYpsy number.

  6. Rachel Dvoretzky says:

    Al is my uncle. His daughter, my cousin Martha Marks, is a Shepherd School alumna. His brothers-in-law are alumni, my father Isaac Dvoretzky and my late twin uncles, Louis and Edward Dvoretzky. Uncle Edward taught at Rice for some years, in the German department.

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