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Kon-Tiki & Carl Reiner

 
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Posted 07/07/2014   4:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

This one was on its way to either the Mischlings pile (stamp & subject are from two different countries) or the Maritime pile (not your grandfather's cruise ship) (okay, maybe your great-great-great-...) when I noticed the addressee.

I could not find a company listing for CR's Co, Inc.

Color me uninformed, but I just don't know enough TV history to figure-out (or to google-up) the proper name of the company to which this postcard is addressed.

The incomplete names of the addressee & senders (which I have redacted) were no help, either.

I tried googling Sid Caeser (company name, office address), for whom Carl Reiner was working at the time.

I tried looking at tenant lists of the Empire State Building (a/k/a 350 Fifth Avenue).

IMDB lists "Max Liebman Productions" as the producer of The Show of Shows (where Mr Reiner worked for Mr Caeser), and Mr Liebman's NYTimes obit mentions his moving to the West 50s in ~1953 but not, sadly, from where.

Q/ So, what might the proper name of this ESB-officed company be?

Extra points if you can guess the book mentioned in the text ;)

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey



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Posted 07/07/2014   9:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Gar to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello, He was working and had been producing musical revues at the Tamiment resort in the Pocono Mountains.
Did you happen to find this in your search? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admira...oadway_Revue
Book was Ekspedisi Kon Tiki
Well I tried, but no real company name. Respectfully, Gary
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Posted 07/07/2014   10:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add disi123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Your problem in trying to research this
is... you're trying to find Carl ReiNer
with an N... it's Carl ReiMer with an
M... try again...
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Posted 07/17/2014   1:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Gar: Of course! It did not even occur to me that the referenced book might be a match to the postcard; for some reason, I mis-read this as referring to whatever book they had been given to read on the boat. Thank you!

disi123: Ouch! You're right, I mis-read the the company name. I am hangin' with my mother these days, so The Entertainers of Yesteryear are on the brain. Never watched so many Rock Hudson movies in my whole life ;)

22crows: Bingo!

Good on y'all, and good on Peg'n'Carl to try to fight city hall.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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