On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the California chapter of the Friar's Club, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are "roasted."
This recording comes from two electronic transcription disc recordings which was never intended to be sold commercially.
It represents one of the biggest turn outs for a Friar's Roast in Hollywood held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Barry Mirkin leads the audience gathered to sing "Here's to the Friars" theme song.
The emcee for this night is legendary television and radio host, Art Linkletter. He reads a since telegram from Eddie Cantor who could not attend. Other "funny" telegrams are read from those including Liberace, Jack Benny and Fidel Castro.
Others heard "roasting their guests, are Barry Mirkin, George Murphy, Tony Martin, Milton Berle, Dean Martin, George Burns and comedian Harry "Parkyakarkus" Einstein who died from a massive coronary right after delivering his speech, seconds after Art Linkletter responds that Harry should have his own prime time TV show.
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz cannot continue with the tribute and are not heard.
Processed by Phil Gries to CD improving sound quality.