Gam, Capp, Lehrer Star at '57 Smoker

Rita Gam, Al Capp, and Tom Lehrer will be the stars of the Class of '57's Smoker, Tuesday night in Sanders Theatre, Gordon A. Martin, Smoker Committee chairman, said last night.

With this announcement, the Committee finally satisfied rumors that Marilyn Monroe and Leslie Caron would be on the entertainment bill. In addition to the feature performers, the Committee has listed four other entertainers.

Miss Gam reached stardom two years ago in "The Thief," the first full-length silent film since the invention of sound movies. She will be in New York Tuesday, but the Committee has arranged to fly her hero for the Smoker.

Capp, a frequent performer at the University, is the originator of L'll Abner, the nationally syndicated comic feature.

Lehrer, the master of the musical ditty, is a former teaching fellow who retired from teaching here last year to go into show business.


Martin said the other entertainers will be Sabby Lewis, a piano player who specializes in the "Blues"; Vic Dickinson and the Mahogany Hall All-Starts, a Dixieland Band; Jan Strickland, recording artist; the Wellesley Widows, a group of eight singers from Wellesley College; and freshmen Steve Addis at guitar and Bunny Kuller at piano. William Kaufman '57 will M.C. the show.

The Committee announced it has bought 20 kegs of beer, to be served on a first come, first served basis. A beer drinking contest has been tentatively set.

The customary souvenir corn-cob pipes and 4,000 sample packages of cigarettes will be distributed. Admission is one dollar and the doors open at 7:15.