QuickTopic logo Create New TopicNew Topic My TopicsMy Topics News
 
Skip to Messages
^     All messages            46029-46044 of 46044  46013-46028 >>
46044
Ed to Brian
01-28-2015
07:44 AM ET (US)
I recall your telling of your story, each time I've read it it makes me sad for you. Missing opportunities as that is really upsetting. I dare not try to tell you that I know how you felt because it did not happen to me, just the same I would be furious of the nicer kind. As for Bonjour Ma Belle I believed it was part of his stage fun with his audience,for the second absence my guess is stagefright for which i forgive. Best Ed
46043
vincentjamesdiplacido@gma
01-28-2015
07:10 AM ET (US)
HI AUDREY MY DEAR , THANK YOU , AND YES I STILL HAVE THE PROGRAM, "SAVE AND SOUND ", GOD BLESS
46042
Ed to Audrey
01-27-2015
05:09 PM ET (US)
Audrey, will do tomorrow because Kindle and FB sometimes will not locate friends even though you know they are on FB so I use my notebook. If you searched Rod Serling you might enter a new dimension of mind. Glad Mario is on FB.
46041
Audrey Petrella
01-27-2015
04:56 PM ET (US)
Ed,

Ed, check out facebook and look for search for friends, put in Mario Lanza's name and you will see his page that people post items on about Mario Lanza, put on pictures, songs from Utube, etc. Wonder if I put in Rod Serling what will happen (ha)
46040
vincentjamesdiplacido@gma
01-27-2015
03:17 PM ET (US)
hELLO bRIAN , THANK YOU , I WAS THINKING ABOUGHT THAT JUST LAST NIGHT , I WAS WONDERING IF HE HAD MADE ANY CANCELLATION BECAUSE OF HIS BAD HEALTH ,I TRULY FEEL FOR YOU WHAT A DISAPIONTMENT , I CAN IMAGINE HOW YOU MUST HAVE FELT, AS FOR THE LITTLE FRENCH MAID SONG , THAT I CANT TELL YOU , THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT MARIO SAID , REGARDING THE SONG , IM SORRY I CANNOT RECALL , MAYBE IT WILL COME BACK TO ME , HE DID MAKE A JOKE OF IT MAYBE YOU ARE RIGHT , POSSIBLY PART OF THE SHOW, BUT CANT SAY FOR SURE , ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT I THANK GOD IN HEAVEN THAT I DID SEE HIM, MY BROTHER WAS CRAZY ABOUGHT MARIO"S VOICE, PLAYED HIS RECORDS DAY AND NIGHT ,HE DID NOT GO WITH ME TO SEE MARIO, I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT HE REGRETED IT FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE, BUT IN YOUR CASE ,, HAVING A CANCELLATION, IS A CRIME INDEED, SO SAD,,.GOD BLESS , TALK LATER OK ??
46039
Ed to Suzanne
01-27-2015
03:09 PM ET (US)
Suzanne, the storm coverage was so much I turned off the tv. Each station tried to one up the other, granted a storm was coming but it wasn't air raids over London or the Normandy invasion. Cuomo ad Bill DeBozo really screwed up mass transit, it was shutdown at 11pm and fine of $300 if you drove on city streets after 10pm. I had 6 inches of snow in my driveway. DeBozo couldn't afford another mess as he is already in the toilet as far as ratings go. As usually they blew another one and a media circus.
46038
Brian Harrison
01-27-2015
12:16 PM ET (US)
Vincent Snr., Thank you so much for sharing your experience of hearing Mario live and for showing the program for that wonderful night. It also reminded me of the most disappointing event of my life. I have told this story before on this Forum - I had front row tickets for the show at Birmingham town hall on February 20th 1957 but Mario cancelled due to ill health. The re-arranged show later that year was also cancelled at the last minute. I was actually walking up the entrance steps to be greeted by a notice saying that the evening concert had again been cancelled. One last question - did he make the same mistake in the Little French Maid song that he did at the Albert Hall? Always wondered whether it was a genuine mistake or not.
46037
vincentjamesdiplacido@gma
01-27-2015
12:07 PM ET (US)
HI SUZANNE , HOPE YOU ARE KEEPING WARM I WAS IN MY GARDEN TODAY CANT BELIEVE HOW MILD IT HAS BEEN. NORMALY ITS 14 BELOW THIS TIME OF YEAR . GLAD YOU ENJOYED THE STORY , YES SUZANNE HE WAS SOME GUY , IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE,AS MY FATHER USED TO SAY ,,," "MARIO WAS TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD ,," GOD BLESS
46036
Suzanne
01-27-2015
11:05 AM ET (US)
Vincent, it just gets better. Love the glass of water story, and the "hug". Mario was a warm human being. Can't do better than that. Sean Connery? The one and only "Bond".Gail, see I'm in good company, emotionally. The sun is shining here too, but it's in the teens.Ed, glad you're venturing out. The storm is bad enough, but maybe a bit overplayed. Weren't there always storms like this? I remember not so long ago, snow to the top of the car windows. Couldn't get out for days. PBS had a Richard Tucker "Opera Gang" program yesterday at 1PM. Latest winner Michael Fabiani. Good singing, couldn't warm up to him. Lots of others sang. Calleja, Caro, Meade, el Koury. Two hours, enjoyable.
46035
Gail Swartz
01-27-2015
08:51 AM ET (US)
Good morning,all. Sunny day in south Alabama. Vince, could not access the Mario drawing. I have done some tracings of Mario,but have to turn the work upside down so as to not get emotional in his "presence".I have a sealed l.p. of A Kiss and still seeking the album with Mario in the white naval uniform. EBay wants me to opt for a payment company that I will not use. Going for breakfast with hubby after voting for new additions to our school plants. Blessings to all in the storm.
On January 26, 2015, at 10:54 PM, QuickTopic daily digest <qtopic-30-ECKcxtRbxUTNy@quicktopic.com> wrote:
< replied-to message removed by QT >
46034
Gail Swartz
01-27-2015
08:51 AM ET (US)
I too wAtched the Lincoln Center program. .listened for some golden moments..Glad to know Mario had an influence on these performers even tho no recognition was given. Mario admired R. Tucker and what Richard had done with his voice. Had Mario gone completely to opera I would never have heard him sing. Golden notes just poured out of him to us.
On January 23, 2015, at 10:54 PM, QuickTopic daily digest <qtopic-30-ECKcxtRbxUTNy@quicktopic.com> wrote:
< replied-to message removed by QT >
46033
vincentjamesdiplacido@gma
01-27-2015
08:25 AM ET (US)
MY DEAR FRIEND ED, THANK YOU FOR YOUR VERY KIND WORDS I HAD DINNER WITH SEAN CONNARY GREAT EVENING WE LAUGHED AN SANG TOGETHER , BUT NOTHING LIKE MY MEMORY OF MARIO,I MET "HOWARD KEEL "IN LONDON HE STEPPED OF THE SIDEWALK, TO LET ME PASS , THAT TAKES SOME BEATING, WOULD"NT YOU SAY "?
46032
Ed to Vincent
01-27-2015
07:31 AM ET (US)
Vincent, your evening with Mario on stage can only be one of admiration for so wonderful a person as our dear Mario, I don't say was because in own heart he is still with us. There are many special moments we cherish with our family,our children's accomplishments in life,and our friends. I've met and spoke with Luciano Pavarotti, Anthony Kearns of The Irish Tenors, Hillary Clinton and President Bush,but meeting someone I've held dear for fifty years as I do Mario would certainly top the list for sure. Bless you and may your wonderful memory of that evening stay with you forever as it has been.Best Ed
46031
vincentjamesdiplacido@gma
01-27-2015
07:01 AM ET (US)
 HELLO EVERYONE , MY SON VINCENT WANTS ME TO TELL YOU ALL ABOUGHT THE NIGHT AT "THE USHER HALL "MARIO" IN CONCERT,AND THE GLASS OF WATER , WELL MARIO HAD A GLASS OF WATER WHICH HE HAD PLACED ON THE GRAND PIANO ,,AND EVERY NOW AND THEN HE WOULD TAKE A SIP OF WATER FROM THE GLASS ,FOR SOME REASON ONLY KNOWN TO HIM "CONSTINTNE COLLINICOS" MOVED THE GLASS ,MARIO THINKING THAT THE GLASS WAS STILL WHERE HE HAD PLACED IT ,LEANED OVER WITH HIS "BACK TO THE PIANO ", GROPING FOR THE GLASS STILL WITH HIS BACK TO THE PIANO,THE AUDIENCE SCREAMING WITH LAUGHTER, MARIO REALISING SOMETHING WAS WRONG TURNED AROUND TO FIND THAT THE GLASS HAD BEEN MOVED, MARIO, LEANING OVER TO "CALLINICOS" MAKING A "CLENCHED FIST" PRETENDED TO PUNCH HIM,ALL THIS TIME THE AUDIENCE FILLING THE GREAT HALL WITH LAUGHTER,AT MARIO"S REACTION,IT REALY WAS SO VERY FUNNY ,.THE THEATRE THAT NIGHT WAS FULL ,NOT A SEAT TO BE HAD,SO EXTRA SEATS HAD BEEN PLACED ON STAGE BEHIND MARIO , MAYBE A HUNDRED OR SO ,?WITH A PASSAGEWAY, BETWEEN FOR MARIO TO EXIT THE STAGE AT THE INTERVAL,,WHILE MARIO WAS LEAVING "TO HAVE A BREAK ,A GENTLEMAN SAID SOMETHING TO MARIO,MARIO BENT DOWN AND GAVE THIS GUY, A GREAT BIG HUG",IT WAS SO TOUCHING,, SO FRIENDLY AND WARM,THAT WAS MARIO LANZA, THAT WAS MY NIGHT AT THE " EDINBURGH USHER HALL"1957 ,. THAT WAS MY NIGHT TO REMEMBER ,,GOD BLESS EVERYONE.
46030
Kristine
01-27-2015
04:52 AM ET (US)
I hope everybody will be warm and safe from the Noreaster blizzard hitting the Northeast states. Originally, I'm from N.Y. State, so I remember snowstorms. I wonder if sometime, some celebrity will pay tribute to Mario Lanza on TCM ? For instance, Robert Redford(Star Of The Month on TCM. Terry Robinson knew him, by the way), paid tribute to Natalie Wood, Oprah Winfrey paid tribute to Sidney Poitier, James Whitmore talked about Marjorie Main, Mary Badham(who played Attica Finch's daughter in "To Kill A Mockingbird")paid tribute to Gregory Peck , Tony Curtis paid tribute to Cary Grant, and Marlo Thomas paid tribute to Loretta Young(who was Marlo's Godmother), and Kurt Russell paid tribute to Elvis Presley.
46029
PETER CHRISTOPHER
01-26-2015
09:14 PM ET (US)
ON JAN.30, MARIOS ALL OF MARIO'S MOVIES WILL BE SHOWN, EXCEPT FOR THE STUDENT PRINCE, FROM 6AM, on TCM, ENJOY
^     All messages            46029-46044 of 46044  46013-46028 >>