(L-R) Joyce “Trixie” Randolph, Bob Pizzitola, David Dow Bentley & Dow Pizzitola

Mingling with the friendly Pub staff.

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It was yet another recent weekly night of “Low Jinks” fun for America’s oldest theatrical club, The Lambs, established in 1874. ( It had been ten years earlier when your humble correspondent had first invited his best friend and 1960’s University of Texas college buddy, Bob

Ready for fine dining

Pizzitola, to be his guest for that same traditional weekly night of LAMBS frivolity, when members gather for dinner while enjoying spontaneous song performances from their fellow Lambs. On that occasion Bob, a Houston area financial consultant, was delighted to meet Lambs Club favorite, actress

“Big” welcome from Collie, Davida Rothberg

Joyce Randolph, who is perhaps best remembered for her iconic role as Trixie on the ever-popular TV program, “The Honeymooners.”

Lambs’ SCRIPT editor chats with Dow

Joyce graciously consented to be photographed with Bob back in those days when film still had to be developed. Sadly, the resulting picture was so blurred that no one in the photo was recognizable.

Night’s end farewell from Lamb, Vivienne Gilbert and husband Charlie

Bob’s disappointment lingered for a decade until a New York business trip brought him, and his handsome son and business partner, Dow Pizzitola, back from Texas several weeks ago. At that time, on a pleasant summer evening, The People’s Critic was proud to once again be host for a return visit to The Lambs, this time joined as well by his namesake, Dow. As luck would have it, Lambs Club regular, Miss Randolph, was again on hand and cheerfully willing to try again with the elusive photo. The result brought smiles all around.

Then the threesome was off to preview an upcoming Lambs big band event featuring Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks at the Iguana Supper Club


About The People's Critic

David Dow Bentley III, writes columns about the performing arts which are featured in newspapers from the East Coast to the Gulf Coast. A member of the Lambs Club, he is also editor of The Lambs' Script. Mr. Bentley may be contacted via e-mail at
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