SOMEONE HEARD ABOUT THE EFFORT TO SAVE N.Y. AND GAVE ME A LETTER OF INTRODUCTION TO MR. FRANK SINATRA. I FLEW TO LAS VEGAS WITH OUR PACKET OF INFORMATION AND HIS  SECRETARY BLOCKED THE PACKAGE . SHE WOULD NOT TAKE IT SO I  ENDED UP SLEEPING ON THE DESERT FLOOR ,FAR OUTSIDE OF CESAERS PALACE BECAUSE OUR FUNDS WERE NOT IN PLACE. IT WAS COLD. I WAS DETERMINED NOT TO LEAVE WITHOUT SHOWING HIM OUR INFORMATION.  ITS A LONG STORY BUT THE NEXT DAY, WITH A GREAT EFFORT, I MET WITH FRANK SINATRA. HE LOVED IT.

HE INVITED ME TO HIS SHOW THE NEXT THREE NIGHTS AND INTROUDUCED ME TO THE CROWD EACH NIGHT BY ASKING ME TO STAND UP AND SAYING : LADIES AND GENTLEMAN THIS IS LEON FAINSTADT AND HE IS GOING TO SAVE NEW YORK. THE CROWD WENT WILD AS HE HELD UP THE PASTER OF OUR SHOW. IT WAS TRUELY AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE.

ON THE SECOND NIGHT LAMAR HOKE JR. CAME IN TO TOWN AND WE BOTH WERE TREATED SPECIAL. LAMAR WAS GREAT.

OK HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED

FRANK SINATRA'S WARM UP ACT WAS PAT COOPER. WE ENDED UP TALKING TO EACH OTHER AND I TOLD HIM MY SAD TALE OF NOT BEING ABLE TO GIVE THE SECRETARY THE PAPERS ABOUT OUR SHOW. HE HAD MERCY ON ME,  HE TOLD ME WHERE SINATRA WOULD BE AFTER HIS SHOW.

WELL ONE THING ABOUT KNOWING WHERE HE WAS AND ANOTHER TRYING TO GET THROUGH JILLY RIZZO.  I SAW FRANK SINATRA AND BEFORE I COULD SAY A WORLD WAS CONFRONTED BY JILLY RIZZO WHO WAS AS BIG AS A HOUSE. JILLY BASICALLY ASKED ME TO LEAVE WHEREUPON I TOLD HIM HE DID NOT KNOW WHO HE WAS MESSING MITH. I WAS BLUFFING AND HE PROBABLY KNEW IT WHEN FRANK BROKE UP OUR QUIBBLING AND HE TOLD JILLY TO LET ME IN TO SPEAK WITH HIM. WE HAD A GREAT TALK ABOUT NEW YORK AND HE THEN INVITED ME TO HIS SHOW, FRONT AND CENTER, AND HE INTRODUCED ME TO THE AUDIENCE.  HE WAS AMAZING AND HELD UP A POSTER THAT IS DEPICTED ON THIS PAGE. FRANK SINATRA ASKED ME TO COME THREE NIGHTS IN A ROW. GREAT MAN AND THE AUDIENCE ATE UP THE SAVING NEW YORK SHTICK.


AMERICA FACE THE MUSIC N.Y. CITY REVIVAL 1975




IN 1975 NEW YORK WAS GOING  BANKRUPT AND THE GOVERNMENT, PRES. GERALD FORD, SEEMED TO CARE LESS.  I COULD NOT IMAGINE THAT HAPPENING SO I CREATED "N.Y.CITY REVIVAL'75 TO HELP THE CITY OUT. FRANK SINATRA LOVED IT. BILLBOARD WENT UP IN NEW YORK AND HOLLYWOOD. THE WHITE HOUSE STARTED TO COME AROUND. THE BILLBOARDS GOT A LOT OF ATTENTION.