Joan Rivers At 32!

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This is a clip from the 1965 movie Once Upon a Coffee House, featuring a bit by an act called Jim, Jake, and Joan.

I have no idea who Jim and Jake were, but Joan was Joan Rivers (formerly Joan Molinsky), part of the trio that was put together by her then-manager, Fred Weintraub, to play Weintraub's Village club, the Bitter End.

Weintraub just released a memoir called Bruce Lee, Woodstock, and Me, in which he talks about Joan's early days and mentioned the clip.

So I tracked it down it and I'm sharing it -- along with the info that three weeks after Joan bolted from the group and went solo (which Weintraub told her she'd never be able to pull off), she became a legend.

But we're jumping ahead.

Check this out and see Joan talk about her cavities.


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VonD
VonD

Thanks, Mother Musto. I loved this clip. Joan Rivers was adorable even as a spastic young thing.

Keating3232
Keating3232

Love Joan, and it's good to be reminded that she once had a face that wasn't entirely synthetic.

Vim
Vim

True--but her material got way better as the years went by. As part of a trio, she doesn't quite work. She was born to be a solo star.

Whompers
Whompers

She was adorable even then.

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