Folks, it is th'...the end of an era. With great regret I tell you that m...my agent an' frien Benjamin Siegel is dead.
He was a...a great man. Dead too soon. Sh...shot in the face by an assssasssin. Right in his Hollywood home. I...I know he was...connected an' all...but he was there for me, damn it.
So I'm here at Romanoff's on Rodeo Drive with Bogie an' Lauren [Bacall] an' Judy [Garland] an' Sid [Luft] an' even young Frankie [Sinatra] as we mourn th' loss of one of Hollywood's greats wit' a Corpse Reviver or twelve.
Lauren says we look like a rat pack, but whatever. I love you, Benny, you son of a bitch!
There's a lot of places to get a drink here on Rodeo Drive. His Highness Mike Romanov is givin' us his best (hey, one more, yer Highness!) an' then we wander on.
It's the damned end of an era, folks. Bogie's not feelin' well. Frankie's fightin' a completely false rumor he bribed his way out'a th' War (not to mention fightin' for his marriage!), an'...hell, Ben's dead...
Your Highness...another, if you please!
All things come to an end. Like this drink. Damn you, drink.
Well...there's, needless to say, no concert tonight. I gave th' boys th' night off. Instead, turn on the damned radio. Frankie's movie career is stalled, but he still has a gig with Hit Parade. Here he's introducin' the great Doris Day, who wowed the world with Sentimental Journey, which became the quasi-official theme of the returning vets of that War.
W...wait, what Drinks? Yea...two more, y'r Highness! Corpse Revivers...two recipies. Have a toast to Ben Siegel, a True Man of Hollywood. We'll make Vegas work for you, Ben, we promise!
Corpse Reviver #1:
Shake all ingredients over ice, strain into a cocktail glass.
Corpse Reviver #2:
Shake all over ice, strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with a maraschino cherry.