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Gail Swartz
01-17-2018
02:40 PM ET (US)
Thanks,Martino. I have TMK on DVR already...still like it. For those who feel that something is missing, go to YT for the duet "One Love of Mine" that was deleted from the film...Clyde Smith gave me a clip showing multiple takes of the song's filming...very eye-opening. Stay safe during this crazy winter weather.
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Martino
01-17-2018
02:01 PM ET (US)

Tonight, TCM is highlighting "Midnight" movies. One of the featured films is Mario Lanza's first motion picture, "That Midnight Kiss", with Kathryn Grayson. It starts at 11:15 pm here in Central Time, check your local listings for show time where you are. Although I do not think this picture is as good as his next two or three, it introduced him to an eager American public longing for singers to take the place of the aging Eddy/MacDonald romantic duo. Lanza and Grayson were not quite that successful but "TMK" was Lanza's launching pad that would determine if he could indeed become a movie star, or if he needed to return to the opera house. The vote by the public was unanimous and Lanza would never look back or set foot on an opera stage again. For better or worse, "TMK" was a major turning point in his career and life.
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David Weaver
01-16-2018
11:49 PM ET (US)
Brad Netherton posted on his personal Facebook page that his brother Tom had come down with the flu. It developed into pneumonia - Tom was taken to the local hospital on Friday where he died that Sunday. Brad said Tom's survivors included their mother and two sisters - no mention of a wife or children.
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Kristine
01-16-2018
07:09 AM ET (US)
I just saw opera great Leontyne Price and operatic type singer, Sandi Patty sing "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor" on You Tube. Superb ! I didn't know that Irving Berlin wrote that song. Imagine if Mario Lanza had sung it.
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Fred Day
01-15-2018
02:44 PM ET (US)
Kristine: I don't know if Tom Netherton ever married. Pat Boone was Tom's idol. Tom decided to follow the same path that Pat followed. Ciao.
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Fred Day
01-15-2018
02:40 PM ET (US)
Phil-uk: I am sure Lanza & Costa rehearsed many times over the years. I would guess that very few were recorded on tape. Pity that some of those were overloaded on the volume level of the tape recorder. We are thankful for the few we have. Ciao.
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Kristine
01-15-2018
02:29 PM ET (US)
Fred, I heard he had been in an accident and never recovered from his injuries. Was he married ? I remember, Lawrence Welk would say on the show "And girls, he's single".
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Fred Day
01-15-2018
02:26 PM ET (US)
Tom Netherton died on Jan 7th, 4 days shy of his 71st birthday. Cause-?? Rest in peace. Ciao.
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Kristine
01-15-2018
11:51 AM ET (US)
Remembering MLK,Jr. , today, on his birthday holiday. I heard he liked opera. On a sad note, movie actress, Jean Porter, passed away at 95. She was in "Abbott &Costello In Hollywood" and other movies, back in the '40's. RIP. Also, singer Tom Netherton passed away. RIP. He was a singer on "The Lawrence Welk Show". He was tall, blond, good looking, and had a good voice. Some wonder why Hollywood didn't grab him for movies. It's because it's not the Hollywood of the 1930's, 1940's, and 1950's.
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Phil uk
01-12-2018
06:08 AM ET (US)
To All..listening to several home recordings of Mario,i cant fathom why he & Callinicos only seemed to rehearse just ONE aria at a time!For example the Madame Sans Gene/The Chenier Improviso etc,etc surely they would have done more & if so were they put to tape.It just seems strange to me that this happened.Any thoughts?
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