Richard’s mother, Sylvia Perry, is about to arrive at the house. She is 90 years old and still running the musical instrument business she started in the 1940s. It supplies instruments to schools and may well be the largest such in the country. I’m told Sylvia is a pistol. I will interview her tomorrow for my book. Tonight we’re going to dinner together with one of Richard’s brothers, Andrew, his niece, my stepmother, Shirlee Fonda and her partner, Rob Wolders. I will take pictures.
I saw the first act of “Baby It’s You” and then left to get ready for Sylvia. My old pal from in late ’70s, James Caan, was there with his wife and children. I did “Comes a Horseman” with him back then. He looks great. The music impresario, Clive Davis, was also at the play with his wife and about 8 family members. Even the young ones who aren’t familiar with the music of the Shirrelles and others in the late ’50s and early ’60s seemed to enjoy the play.
Okay. Gotta go. Wanna make a good impression.
See You Next Time.