page 4 and counting.............
Danny Baralts recollection of the risque
photos from Barbara Carvis Jutila's pics post
I just saw the photos that Barbara Carvis (Jutila) added to
the site. Absolutely beautiful and filled with great
The pictures I can help identify are those she sent in
"collage" pages. But, more importantly, I should preface
what event these pictures derived from and why Scotty Naber
and I are dressed in "baby doll pajamas" in a bar called J.
"Oh, Boy!! Rickey....you got a lot of splainning to do!!"
says Lucy Ricardo. So, splainnn I do....! Well, there were
a bunch of us (Oar Staff & regulars) that somehow found us
grouped together in someone's apartment and Scott & I showed
up and there was a declaration that J. Sloans was throwing a
"Nightly Nite Party" and we were all going to attend.
Sounded great. But then the unexplained happened......(I
guess this happens when two dudes show up within a flock of
off- duty cocktail waitresses that are bonding with their
pajamas and mascara)...and one of them says, "Hey boys,
we're going to this party and we think you two would look
great wearing baby dolls and wigs and makeup. Wanna have
some fun?" Up for some yucks and adventure how could Scotty
& I turn down this invitation? What the hell, we thought,
nobody is going to take pictures of this event! So, Scotty
and I try on baby doll outfits, wigs, and putting in wads of
tissue in the boob parts of the pj's and pop another brew.
Then the Great Scott comes up with a unique idea....let's
make up these little cards that we can hand out to people at
the party as we meander through the crowd, ie, "I'm Chuck
Knox hiring for my football team", or "I'm Trixy...let me
show you why!" or something else that would reflect the
state of mind we were in at the time. Meanwhile, the girls
are having fun doing their "thing" getting ready and Scott
and I are still waiting for them......hell, we already had
our makeup on and baby dolls looking just fine and we're
still waiting for the girls to get into the car and let's
go; there's a party waiting.
I can remember, as we drove over to J.Sloans, asking to
myself, "Will they even let us in?" Oh, yeah, they did and
had no problem with letting this party bunch invade our
sister saloon. With all the girls dressed in their PJs and
the Great Scott and I decked out there wasn't a stare we
didn't get and the party started to rock. We got the
balloon off the ground. Harry Swintek was the manager, at
this time for J.Sloans, and he loved to party. The doorman
gave us a swift pass into the saloon and Scotty & I started
to mingle, handing out those little cards we had made up.
Well, it wasn't ten minutes after we got there that one of
the big stars of CPO Sharkey (a television series starring
Don Rickles) arrived at the bar. This was a very tall dude
and luckily very nice. Well, Scotty saw him as I did
recognize him and we both went over (in our outfits) and
gave him some of our cards and just had some great laughs.
I think that we both "fought" over him but he liked blondes
better than me. We never laughed so hard. Life was a
Then the music started playing over J. Sloans rather small
dance floor. At least it was loud! Okay, we all jumped on
it and were sardines loving every beat and song. Just see
the pictures that Barbara Carvis sent. We danced and
danced, did a chorus line, and just went crazy being with
one another and enjoying one another. I guess that's why
we're still keeping in contact.....we bonded forever. The
pictures of Rose Lee, Michael Scanlon, Smiley Rommero, Katie
Donaldson, Pat Merryman, Ann Michelle, Karen Rosen, and
Barbara Carvis and others I can't identify. T'was our great
time for this period. So, getting back to the "Nighty nite
party" we somehow left the establishment and made it back
home safe and sound. Wheather or not any of us called in
sick for our next shift at the OAR/Buffalo, after this
party, I don't remember. I know it took me (and probably
Great Scott) an hour or two to take off our makeup(!) from
A salute to PM and Ann Michel (and others) for making this
Nighty Nite party happen and Barb Carvis for keeping these
now Picture Id's for you all..........ALL FROM J.SLOANS
PARTY NIGHT ...
Pg. 4 of Barbara Carvis Photos: (I can identify some but not
all).....Collage pics, second row (6 on a pg.)......Top row,
left side, Scott Naber in a blonde wig at the bar. Top row,
rt. side, A Chorus Line with Daniel Baralt, Ann Michel,
Barbara Carvis. Others I forget names. Sorry.
Left side: Daniel gets
down with the song, "The Love I Lost" by Harold Melvin & the
Right side: Can't
remember barkeeps name (but he made great tips this night!)
Bottom Row: Left side: Our Katy Donaldson,
Daniel Baralt, Scott Naber (Bosom Buddies..all of us this
Right side: Left to
Right: Ann Michel, ?, Daniel Baralt, Pat Merryman, Scott
Naber (in blonde wig), ?
(sorry, the question marks are people I remember but not
Collage pics: Bottom Row
Bottom Row Left collage: 3 on a page:
Top Left: Michael Scanlon
Top Right: Don't know
Bottom: Scott Naber in front with blonde wig and Daniel
Baralt, with arm extended, enjoying the use of BAN
DEODORANT. Going "GREEN" before his time. Turning
J.Sloans into Studio 54 before this night.
MIDDLE COLLAGE (3 PICS):
Left pic: Smiley Rommero, barkeep at J. Sloans
Rt. pic.: Great Scott & Kowabungus try to score at the bar.
Bottom pic: PM & Great Scott with the guy I think starred
with Don Rickels on TV Show CPO SHARKEY.
Bottom Row, Right, (3 PICS)
Top Left: Michael Scanlon, Katy Donaldson and ?
Top Right: Our Katy and Michael Scanlon
Bottom Center: Rose Lee (with arms up) Charlie's girlfriend
and a wonder person.
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