SCNCTV PRESENTS GENE & SALLIE'S BOOK AND MOVIE "SYNCHRONICITY"

SEGMENT: DEBBIE REYNOLDS AND CARRIE FISHER

I was only living in Burbank a short time when I had met Sallie in 1955. Sallie had arranged a rental for me next door to her with her neighbor in their back yard guest house. It was small but very nice.

Sallie approached me and asked if I would go with her to a friend's house down the street in Burbank and babysit. It was all new to me but I said yes. We arrived at the house in Burbank and her friend Debbie greeted us at the door and let us in. We went out to the backyard and sat down by a beautiful pool. Debbie put her 3 month old daughter on Sallie's lap and then Sallie placed the baby on my lap while she went to get something to eat.

The baby started to wet through her diaper on me. The baby started to cry and her mother Debbie came over and picked up the baby and said, Carrie, it's going to be all right. That was Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.

Eddie Fisher was sitting across the pool at a table and seemed to be in a grouchy mood. Debbie's Brother Todd had just left after supposedly receiving a new 35mm camera from Eddie as a gift. Todd came back in a while with a 22 rifle and said he traded it for the 35mm camera. That didn't go over well with Eddie Fisher.

We stayed for a while and saw the bottom of the swimming pool that had writings on it "Aba Daba Honeymoon." The name was a song that was from her 1950 film, Two Weeks With Love.

Sallie and I said goodbye to our friends and thanked Debbie for the food and drinks. She thanked us and invited us to come back anytime to swim in her pool, and, maybe watch Carrie, giggling! We visited a few times and did watch the little rascal.

 

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