In the fall of 1963 Jerry Lewis gave a huge party called the “Think Pink.” His wife Patty was expecting their sixth child and they really wanted a girl. They already had five boys. The room was elaborately decorated in pink and the guests danced to popular music, especially the Twist. It’s hard to imagine Robert and Ursula Taylor there, but they were. There were at least 110 tables and they are at table 3.
In this photo, which looks like a Polaroid, Robert Taylor seems to be asking Ursula Thiess if she wouldn’t like to get out of there. She’s aware of the photographer, he’s not.
In this one, Mr. Taylor is hoisting their gift basket. He doesn’t look thrilled about it. Ursula Thiess is more interested. Rows of unclaimed baskets are in the back. Maybe they left early. I can’t imagine them doing the Twist.
The following January, Mrs. Lewis had another boy. Jerry Lewis was very unhappy about it and reportedly didn’t treat Joseph well. Joseph Lewis died of a drug overdose in October of 2009.
There is a video of some of the party on You Tube. Look under Think Pink Party Jerry Lewis.
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