Vernon aficionados and historians:
If you have a moment, go to this link: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/view ... 34&start=0
and then skip to the second web page and scroll down to about mid page to Lee Darrows post.
Darrow discusses what appears to be a Dai Vernon lecture in Chicago one summers evening in the 1970s. His story is fun to read, but what got my attention was that Lee called it a 1,000 lecture. Maybe this has been discussed here before, in which case, my apologies. But if not, anybody here know the story behind this? A lecture costing $1,000 in the 1970s? That sounds more like myth than history, but Lee's story sure doesn't read like he's pulling the readers leg!
P.S. For those who have some time, the thread itself has its own entertaining aspects. :D