Showbiz Imagery and Chicanery
Joe E. Lewis at the El Rancho. Vegas’ first stand-up headliner.

Joe E. Lewis at the El Rancho. Vegas’ first stand-up headliner.

Joe E. Lewis, Mary Wickes, Shemp Howard

Joe E. Lewis, Mary Wickes, Shemp Howard

click to watch this awesome movie featuring Shemp Howard and Mary Wickes as a comedy team. Joe E. Lewis, stand-up comedian who had his throat cut open by the Mob, also warbles some songs and acts terribly in his severed-vocal-chord tone.

click to watch this awesome movie featuring Shemp Howard and Mary Wickes as a comedy team. Joe E. Lewis, stand-up comedian who had his throat cut open by the Mob, also warbles some songs and acts terribly in his severed-vocal-chord tone.

JOE E. LEWIS PLAYS THE COPA, NEW YEAR’S EVE

JOE E. LEWIS PLAYS THE COPA, NEW YEAR’S EVE

SONNY KING - JOE E. LEWIS - KEELY SMITH

SONNY KING - JOE E. LEWIS - KEELY SMITH

JOE E. LEWIS, GEORGE JESSEL, GROUCHO MARX.

JOE E. LEWIS AND FRANK SINATRA

JOE E. LEWIS AND FRANK SINATRA

NIGHTLIFE AT THE COPACABANA, NEW YORK