Anita Humes Chapelle and Pat Ward. "Holiday In Paris" Service Club, Ft. Benning, GA. "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend"
Was this part of Carnival? Chip on the Left (and the only one smiling!) Is that Markku Sario next? James Strawbridge, Doug Crumpler, Himself. Anit Humes Chapelle, Doug Madison, David Chervin, Chuck Schott doing the split? Pat Ward, . I'm afraid to say I recognize the face but don't remember the name of the other visible guy in the band.
This is during performance. I think I was scared I was going to lose my wig. Anita looks like the pro she is. Fort Benning GA Services club Holiday "Diamonds"
This says Publicity photos for "Holiday in Paris." Anita (looking great, as usual) and Thunder Thighs Pat.
|La La La La La Performance shot. Holiday in Paris, Fort Benning GA Service Club. Pat Ward - Is that Thomas Creager on the trombone?
|"Climb Every Mountain" Don't remember the name of this show. I do remember the dress, though. Very pretty light green and yellow. Jim Strawbridge in the background.
Yikes!!! Okay, here it goes: This says "performance - Holiday in Paris, Service Club, Ft. Benning, GA - "C'est' Manifique"
Harry Decker on the Accordion.
Is that Cheston Moore III next?
Randy Molitar on Bass,
Jim Strawbridge on Tenor Saxophone,
Douglas A Madison ("Dougie"),
Douglas Crumpler (emoting for the camera),
Thomas Creager on Trombone ?
This is one of my favorite shots. What wonderful memories!
|Snapshots. Above: Robert K. Shaw & Norvid Roos. Right: Holiday In Paris, Officer's Club, Ft. McPherson, GA - Rik Robinson and Pat Ward.
|Anita on a snowy day. I have no idea what state, fort or ???? we were in.
|Showmobile Truck and Dougie Madison
|My very first birthday party. It was the Showmobile folks who gave me my first birthday party! Norvid Roos, Jerry Greene, Pat and (I think Doug Crumpler)?
|Birthday Party, Rehearsal, Our Set up.
|On the road... I know the guy on the right is Doug Madison, but... on the left...I'm not sure. Help, anyone? (I'm embarrassed, I should know who he is! Oh! it's David Cherven, thanks, David!
|Above: Carnival - Love Makes the World Go Round.
Sorry...I need help on the two females on the left. The first on the left, is that Carolyn-Ann Porter in pink?
Needham Twin (Jerry?), Top of Carrot Top's hair, Pat (Lili), Marguerite, Horrible Henry, Dwight Johns?, ?????.
Left: Carnival. Left to right: Carrot Top, Pat as Lili and Horrible Henry the Walrus.
|Holiday in Paris. "Irma La Douce" Left to Right: ????, Anita, Larry Conklin.
|Rehearsal of "Never, Never Be An Artist". Left to Right: James Papoutsis (Zorba), Alvin Hite, Norvid Roos Peter Baumeister.
|The Four Frenchman (Harry Decker, Larry Conklin, Rik Robinson, James Strawbridge) - "Holiday In Paris"
|Bob Shaw performing "Pigalle" with all his energy!
|Jim Strawbridge getting his sax ready.
|Doug Madison breaking down the set.
|Ray Laccetti - Holiday in Paris. Ray designed and hand made most of the projection setting and he headed up the costumes. While Norvid Roos did the album cover design, Ray did the center fold and back page art work.
|On a more somber note...
Let us not forget the Zeitgeist of 1965!
I can only speak for my experience on the Carnival and Holiday In Paris Tours.
The above right photo is of the Showmobile bus passengers who, out of pure relief and heavy emotion, begged
Fred Ellenberg (God bless him) to stop the bus once we left what (we naively thought)
was the "Deep South" and entered Northern Florida. We had two African-Americans on our bus,
Doug Madison and Anita Humes Chappelle. They were not welcome in the national restaurants
our bus stopped at for lunch nor were they welcome in the rest rooms of the national gas stations.
In fact, at one gas station the owner got his rifle (or shotgun) and chased the entire bus with the large print
THIRD ARMY SHOWMOBILE on it. We had filled the bus with gas and didn't pay.
I remember Bob Shaw shaking his fist at the rifle-ladened owner as we drove away.
He did not want any African-Americans on his property. This was not an isolated incident.
I'm sure there are many more stories. So...not only did we work to help the young persons
going to war to forget for a few minutes what they may be looking forward to, we also broke the
color barrier during the time of George Wallace, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy.
We did good work. These are memories I will never ever forget and I will always treasure.
Pat (Ward) Rogers