Jesters of the Republic #34


Allan Sherman

1 comment:

Robert Fiore said...

My favorite anecdote from Sherman's autobiography, which you ought to read: Sherman and his partner brought the idea for the game show I've Got a Secret to Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, who agreed to produce it provided the creators sold all rights in their idea for $1 and jobs on the show. As these were the best terms they were going to get, they agreed. Years later, after it had been a top 10 prime time hit, Goodson-Todman sold the rights to the network (CBS as I recall) for something north of a million dollars. Sherman wired the producers, "Nice profit."