From the 1960 OWLS campus directory:
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.
He’s 84 now, if he’s still around…
What a story! I’m going to go add it to the post. Thank you!
His story is even more interesting http://houston.culturemap.com/news/arts/03-02-13-tales-from-the-trenches-holocaust-survivor-curates-houston-concert-to-honor-the-living-the-lost/
Great story, but “per say”? How did that get past an editor?
I didn’t find any reference to it but I would guess they were a regular at the Tidelands club.
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.
We had a MOhawk 7 exchange starting in 1956 so must have just missed a GYpsy number.
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.