Fa­vorite Mem­o­ries Of Doug’s Place?

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“The mu­sic. All the mu­sic. The mem­o­ries of Bill writ­ing the ar­range­ments and the choos­ing of the songs that would high­light the emo­tions of the sto­ry­lines at the time. In one sto­ry­line, Bill came from a cir­cus night at Doug’s Place and came to Julie’s apart­ment when they were liv­ing apart, and to the mu­sic of ‘The Carousel Waltz’, he came in and pre­sented a heart to her and it was like a bal­let. Julie had taken sleep­ing pills and didn’t re­al­ize he was re­ally there; she thought it was a dream. It was a re­ally beau­ti­ful, poetic kind of scene and mo­ment and I trea­sure hav­ing the chance to do that. I trea­sured the mu­sic be­cause it set us apart from all of the other shows. We were the first ones to do it be­cause Bill Bell and Betty Cor­day re­al­ized this was Bill Hayes, who could sing like an an­gel. What they didn’t even un­der­stand was that he could also com­pose ar­range­ments, never sang off-pitch, knew what he was do­ing and could do it in three min­utes. When mu­sic went to other shows, it was of­ten­times not so well-per­formed. We were best!”

The Place To Be: Seaforth Hayes has fond mem­o­ries of work­ing in Doug’s Place in the early years. Also pic­tured: Suzanne Rogers (Mag­gie).

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