"Jubilee," he said, "was truly a showgirl show, and nobody did them as well as Donn Arden," a choreographer who produced famed nightclub productions.
"It was in his blood. He knew how to fill the stage with bodies, and I don't think a show like this exists anymore."
"I was suppose to be there that night (before the fire that erupted about 6:30 a.m.) My really good friend and assistant Terry Levitt, who wasn't supposed to be there died in the fire. She unfortunately went down an elevator instead of going down the stairs," he said. "She was the only one (of his crew) that died," he said.
The legacy of "Jubilee," he said, will be: "It's never been done before, and it's never been done since."