Free Freberg!

Sorry this is so last minute but some folks in the L.A. area will pounce on it and have a great time.

Tomorrow, December 8, the superlative Stan and Hunter Freberg are doing a performance of their one-couple show, Two Funny Frebergs, at the Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library, which is located near the junctions of the Santa Monica Freeway and the San Diego Freeway in West Los Angeles. This is a wonderful hour of songs and anecdotes from two of my favorite folks, one of whom was — dare I say it? — an idol of mine when I was a youth.

It starts at 1 PM and there's no charge, no reservations. Just show up and enjoy. After the presentation, Stan and Hunter will be signing copies of their recent CD, Songs in the Key of Freberg, and Stan will be drawing pictures of Cecil the Sea-Sick Sea Serpent, the role he originated on the legendary Time for Beany puppet show. Here's a rare chance to meet Stan and Hunter and to enjoy their show.

The Palms-Rancho Park Library is located at 2920 Overland Avenue. Some of you may recall tales I've told in my writings of the Los Angeles Comic Book Club, a group that convened back in the sixties with me as its president, meeting each Saturday at the Palms Recreation Center in West L.A. This is that place, though almost no traces remain of the buildings that comprised it back when we were there. We had one member who is probably still showing up there on Saturdays and wondering, "Where the hell is everybody?"