(Originally published on February 28, 2011)
MY VERY FIRST PUBLICITY JOB
It’s 1956, and we’re in York, a picturesque city in the north of England, at a nearly empty Rialto Cinema on a Sunday afternoon.
We’re at the sound check of a new band, which plays Bill Haley covers. As the band rehearse, a tailor fusses about, making the final alternations on the identical powder blue suits he has made for the musicians. This is an important gig, because the band will make a surprise appearance tonight at the first showing of a Glenn Ford movie called Blackboard Jungle.