The clip covered their careers and even touched on the lifetime contract they had with the Vegas World Casino before it became the Stratosphere.
This was a show from the 1980s with the magician Valentino. The hotel was imploded in 1996.
Check out this sweet article though from 1994 still resonates today because Las Vegas is blessed to continue to have both Marty Allen and Steve Rossi performing in our town. Rest in peace to those acts we no longer have on our stages.
Read the complete article by clicking on the image below – or read it here.
This is a quick read from Tales of the Casting Couch by Marty Allen.
Check out this story from the Miami News 1960 by Dick Kleiner.
Something tells me that when television came calling they did not have to ask Allen and Rossi twice if they wanted to go on. The duo went on to perform on Ed Sullivan, What’s My Line, and Garry Moore show multiple times just to name a few. By the end of the decade the duo had made over 100 appearances on television.
If television called today Steve Rossi would be there!
Earl Wilson’s article about the king sized treatment Allen & Rossi received while filming The Last of the Secret Agents in 1965. They had lush dressing rooms on the same block as Elvis, Natalie Wood, and Kirk Douglas. Phone lines at the studio were answered “Hello Dere” and even the commissary got in the act by offering a lunch special inspired by the duo.
“Allen & Rossi ‘Hello Dere’ Special – Cheeseburger and macaroni”
It’s the biggest build up for a couple of clowns seen here in years!