March 31, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Tommy DeVito, Joe Pesci & Frankie Valli (@frankievalli) in a Barber Shop, Back in the Day! #TBT

March 31st, 2016
Tommy DeVito, Joe Pesci, and Frankie Valli

Tommy DeVito, Joe Pesci, and Frankie Valli

Thank you again to Johnny Hornsby for sharing this cool photo of Tommy DeVito, Joe Pesci, and Frankie Valli (and an unknown man) back in the day in a local barber shop, we assume–in the heart of Jersey!

Does anyone have any idea as to when & where this photo may have been taken? I was thinking circa early ’60s, maybe before Sherry hit the charts, but I may be way off on this one! Also, any idea who the other guy might be in this photo?


  1. WoW!!!!!
    I believe this was taken at Joe Bono’s Barber shop
    Bloomfield avenue, Newark-Bloomfield line.
    The guy pointing finger was Sal Valano,neighborhood friend.
    Even tough Frankie, Nicky, and Joe all had there licence in hair, the neighborhood guys knew and went to Joe Bono’s. Its what i remember as a young kid.
    I know me and my brothers never had to worry about hair cuts as long as my dad was around. He was the Best!!!! Good memories of my family and grandparents neighorhood. Before relocating to West Orange. Ciao

    Comment by Patti Massi-Candeliere — April 1, 2016 @ 6:06 am

  2. Patti, do you remember a shop on Franklin Street near So Franklin Ave, a little closer to Stephen Crane Village? I have a photo of a building which Walt Gollender identified as a place where Pesci used to cut. I imagine there were a few places over the years. Thanks so much for sharing your memories Patti!

    Comment by Audrey Rockman — April 18, 2016 @ 6:19 am

  3. The fourth man in the photo is my grandfather, Salvatore Mangiavillano. The shop was owned by Joe Pesci and my grandfather. I have a matching phot of them both cutting behind them. Email me and I can send you the other photo. My grandfather is still cutting hair and was also an entertainer way back in the day. He has know Joe Pesci and Fankie Valli for years. His shop is called Poway Barber Styling.
    And on Facebook “Poway Barber Styling”

    Comment by Joshua Kaibel — September 21, 2016 @ 6:37 pm

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