“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Grand Slam…

Posted on August 16, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   You can’t make this stuff up… Dick Van Dyke has treated diners at a Denny’s restaurant in Santa Monica to a rendition of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

   A YouTube video of the performance shows the 90-year-old Van Dyke and the other three members of his quartet, The Vantastix, breaking into their version of a flash-mob type performance. They had just finished an appearance on Good Day LA, a local television show, before going out for breakfast. The video displays the quartet seated with pancakes at the table, and singing the theme song to the 1968 British musical, which starred Van Dyke.

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   THE VANTASTIX                                 DICK VAN DYKE

   Van Dyke played eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which was co-written by Roald Dahl and was based on a story by Ian Fleming, of James Bond fame. Van Dyke and The Vantastix are promoting a show later this month in Southern California.

   No word on whether they had a memorable meal; but the legendary comedian did order a side of grits. Bulletins as they break…

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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