Today we’re going to look at some events that “Zacherley” attended other than his own TV show.
First stop… the recording studio! Yep, he did a buncha crazy tracks back in the 60’s. Here’s a review from one Nick Kenny of the New York Mirror (Oct 7, 1962). C’mon, how can you resist such hep wordsmithing that describes the Twist as “an ankle buster” and Jimmy Norman’s record as “a wax hurricane.”
Here’s a picture of that album cover.
Next is an interesting TV special from 1961. It’s a pre-Halloween show featuring Richard Thomas (loooong before his WALTONS days), Robert Kennedy, and Jack Lescoulie (anyone older than a microwave over will remember him as the host of the TODAY show). Odd casting, but hey… it’s a big UNICEF promo.
A shot of Zach at a teen show. (Sixteen Magazine c.1961) The girls love him.
Behold, Mr. Z making a personal appearance at a fairground or an amusement park in 1968. I can’t tell if that wooden object is a coffin or not!
And here is a close-up.
Zacherley (playing the part of John Zacherle) even showed up at the DiDio household once or twice. Here he is inspecting a fan gift in a yarn fright wig (Sept.1961)
See also, the Telethon clipping from Part 2. Zacherley sure got around.
Next installment…. Zach in Famous Monsters of Filmland!
[All of Anne’s photos are (c) Dan DiDio]