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Lee (John)

Despite their violent struggle to emerge from obscurity, precious little is known of Lee (John) and Chatman (Vernon — no kidding, really!), save that the luckless pair of them achieved American citizenship by reason of birth and stand ready to sell out this nation’s principles of decency and decorum the instant the money is right. Certain of the cognoscenti might from time to time seek to remind one another of a series of televised outbursts laboring under the collective title Wonder Showzen. Yet do not certain of these selfsame cognoscenti from time to time succeed in recalling Jerry Lester emceed Broadway Open House? — Gordon Lish