William Brice is the 39-year-old son of the famed comedienne Fanny Brice (and of her second husband, Gambler Nick Arnstein); Billy's youth was spent with the great figures of show business. He remembers Fanny's house guests on Fire Island gathering at the ferry dock to meet Comedian Lou Holtz, singing
Waiter, waiter, waiter
Your tip will be much greater
If you'll bring me a beautiful girl.
In and out of Fanny's house were Clifford Odets, Bea Lillie, Jimmy Durante, George and Ira Gershwin, and Fanny's third husband, Billy Rose. But Fanny Brice, who died in 1951, had a taste for art as...