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Memories of The Oscar Goodman Roast

By Pete Allman

Oscar Goodman - Photo by Larry BurtonOscar Goodman - Photo by Larry BurtonOscar Goodman, the former Mayor of Las Vegas, for all practical purposes is the most well noted Mayor of Las Vegas history. His name has been heard on the radio and television stations throughout United States. As such, he's been a great Ambassador to Las Vegas, not to mention promoting Foreign business to Las Vegas and also helping to revitalize downtown. That is why Andy Walmsley, who designed sets for American Idol, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and shows for Jeff Kutash, decided to produce a roast at The Stratosphere Hotel and Casino, inviting some of the most colorful characters and headliners to roast Oscar. With his Bombay Sapphire, Oscar was in good spirits to say hello to his friends.

Dick Dale of Ricks Restorations - Photo by Larry Burton

Celebrity Scene News was at the scene, conducting one of their first interviews with Murry Saw Chuck, the Roastmaster of The Show business Roast of Oscar Goodman. Murry, who appears at The Laugh Factory at The Tropicana was an excellent emcee. He's got a great sense of humor. Celebrities who were on hand to roasted Oscar were, Mac King, Chef Carla Pellagrino, The Amazing Johnathan, Pia Zadora, Lola the Showgirl aka Penny Wiggons. Chet Buchanan, Norm Clark, columnist for The Review Journal, Zowie Bowie aka Chris Philips, Heidi Harris, Michael 'Whees' Parise, The Rat Pack, and the Ron Bronson band.

Rich Little - Photo by Larry BurtonQuite frankly, most of the people who took time out to write some original material, spent too much time on the panel rather than directing their written material to Oscar. Pia Zadora, Rich Little and Geechie Guy where the most impressive, smooth deliveries. There was however one other individual who got a standing ovation singing "My Way" in his own original version, Clint Holmes. The memories of Oscar Goodman being roasted, was a memorable one. It's as Oscar puts it, "Old Vegas"

You can see more of the photographs by Larry Burton at Andy Walmsley Celebrity Roasts.

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Pete Allman
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