NIGHTCLUBS: Joey at the Summit

On every table in the big nightclub at Las Vegas' Sands Hotel, a card announcing the night's entertainment carried as after thought: "Oh yes . . . and Joey Bishop." Joey's thin, sad face glooms out of the card's corner as if he felt the same way. Theoretically Joey has bottom billing —fifth man after the show's four stars. But happily, as soon as he starts talking, he is recognized as top banana in a newly assembled comedy act that is breaking up Vegas. His fellow performers: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy...

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