The LuLac Edition #983, Oct. 24th, 2009
PHOTO INDEX: OUR INTERVIEW LOGO.
This week Vic Mizzy died. He wrote the TV themes from The Addams family and “Green Acres”. Ne of my posters asked the ultimate question, Eva or Zsa Zsa? Turns out that all three of the Gabor sisters, the aforementioned duo and Magda could turn many a head. But like most people in that category, they possessed a charm and elegance very few stars today possess. I talked with a former co-worker who grew up in New York City. Her family apartment was directly under the Gabor residence and she had many encounters with the sisters.
Q: So their mother lived above you?
A: Yes and a few other family members that immigrated from Hungary would visit.
Q: Ever meet the sisters?
A: All of them at one time or another. They were very close to their family and checked in often.
Q: Were they all decked out and glamorous?
A: They were very beautiful, classic beauty. Always upbeat.
Q: Yeah but how were they dressed when you saw them?
A: Well David sorry to disappoint you but there were no plunging necklines, they wore what any New Yorker wore in season in the late 50s and early 60s. Fall, blazers, summer, light dresses. That sort of thing.
Q: Ever talk to them?
Q: About what?
A: Just things you talk about in a New York City building. Like how’s the weather, any problems upstairs, that type of thing. Never politics or sports just small talk. But once they started talking to you they were engaged in what you were saying. It wasn’t……what’s the word I’m looking for here…..
A: Exactly. Once you started a conversation or they did, it was very polite, even, equal and a lot of fun.
Q: There was an aura about them?
A: Not after the first few times. They were the girls just visiting the family.
Q: Any famous beaus accompanying them?
A: No, they just stopped by alone or together.
Q: How you would describe them in two words?
A: Regular Joes.
Q: Did your little brother have a favorite?
A: No but you would have loved Magda.
A: She was the tallest of the three.
Q: Here’s a stat, between the three Gabors sisters there were 18 marriages and one annulment. What do you think about that?
A: I guess they were optimists.