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Bill RonaynePerson was signed in when posted
06-26-2019
05:34 PM ET (US)

The July issue of "The Legacy of Mario Lanza" has just been published and mailed out. It includes coverage of several events in NY and PA, an article on Mario's recordings of "All the Things Your Are," photos and articles continuing the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the release of "That Midnight Kiss" and the 60th anniversary of the release of "For the First Time" plus an article about Mario in Wildwood with the family. For those interested in subscribing, please email wjronayne@optonline.net.
Edited 06-26-2019 05:35 PM
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Fred DayPerson was signed in when posted
06-26-2019
03:06 PM ET (US)
I'm In Love With Vienna was also recorded by Richard Tauber, and also by Richard Tucker. It is on Tucker's album of Viennese songs, all of which he sang in English. Ciao.
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gary n.s.Person was signed in when posted
06-26-2019
09:09 AM ET (US)
From The Great Waltz.. There Will Come A time..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LHUwWqP6D...XV&index=236&t=128s
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gary n.s.Person was signed in when posted
06-25-2019
10:35 PM ET (US)

Miliza
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gary n.s.Person was signed in when posted
06-25-2019
10:30 PM ET (US)
It's been a long time since we discussed The Great Waltz here. My parents took me with them to see the movie circa 1951..I was 7 or 8 years of age.and I fell in love with Miliza Korjus. I loved her singing, and what a treat when she sang with George Houston. This movie and the Lanza movies I saw when I was a lad had such an impact on me..For years as I grew older I really wanted to sing like Lanza and Houston. But as with most of us, life goes on and we study in school, and go on with life, with jobs and marriage etc..My Dad always told me if I had a daughter I should name her Carla Donner. I am sorry I didn't..Linz..you are so correct re. I'm In Love With Vienna calling it a "true gem" . It still gives me goosebumps.
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Kristine CimmyPerson was signed in when posted
06-25-2019
05:23 PM ET (US)
Body-builder, Mickey Hargitay was in Mae West's Muscle Men Show and was married to Jayne Mansfield. Their daughter, Mariska Hargitay, a superb actress, is on "Law &Order:SVU".
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Kristine CimmyPerson was signed in when posted
06-25-2019
05:22 PM ET (US)
For those who may not know it, body-builder, George Eiferman was friends with Terry Robinson, the Lanzas, and Cocozzas. He was in Mae West's Muscle Men Night Club Act, along with Joe Gold(Gold's Gyms). George was in the Navy. He later worked with Debbie Reynolds(who could impersonate Mae West, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Zsa Zsa Gabor). His ex-wife, Toby had an operatic voice. He later opened a Health Club in Vista, California, then, moved to Las Vegas. Sadly, he passed away from a stroke, a few years ago.
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Kristine CimmyPerson was signed in when posted
06-25-2019
05:15 PM ET (US)
Linz, George Houston also made a movie with Bobby Breen, was in movie "Wallaby Jim Of The Islands", was in "The Howards of Virginia" with Cary Grant(about The American Revolution), was in"The Lone Rider" cowboy western series of movies. "The Great Waltz" was one of my late mother's favorite movies. Sadly, Houston passed away from a heart attack in 1947. As for Miliza Korjus("The Great Waltz"), her name rhymed with gorgeous, was called an operatic Mae West , and I think was nominated for an Oscar-for "The Great Waltz". She was supposed to make another movie with Robert Taylor and Hedy LaMarr, but, sadly, she was in an auto accident, M-G-M didn't know if she would fully recover, didn't renew her contract. There were rumors, Jeanette MacDonald wanted her off the M-G-M Lot, but that was found to be not true. I think, in later years, Korjus was friends with Kathryn Grayson.
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Linz1Person was signed in when posted
06-25-2019
05:09 AM ET (US)
Kristine: this is the first mention I've seen in a long time anywhere of George Houston. His "I'm in Love with Vienna" in "The Great Waltz" was a true gem. I had no idea Howard Keel learned from him. He, George, just seemed to vanish from the face of the earth. What happened?
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Linz1Person was signed in when posted
06-25-2019
04:56 AM ET (US)
Sam: I did indeed see and enjoy your review of the last chapter, and certainly found nothing to disagree with. Thank you for taking the trouble. I also thought Martino was right on the money in honing in on my pointing to the insane dieting as the driving factor of the downward spiral, with all the factors becoming mutually reinforcing after that. Especially artistic frustration. This latter wasn't just that Curtis Bernhardt deemed his singing of one song to be too emotional; it was, on a much broader level, that Mario was despised musically not for his flaws but for his strengths—something that the very brilliant woman to whom Martino alludes would have identified as "hatred of the good for being the good." This is dealt with in my chapter, "Titanic Trio."
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Kristine CimmyPerson was signed in when posted
06-24-2019
07:40 PM ET (US)
Terry Robinson knew Sheldon Leonard, who, with Danny Thomas, produced "The Andy Griffith Show"(Ron Howard as Opie). Does anyone remember when George Eiferman appeared on "Make Room For Daddy"(1959) ? It was the episode, when Pat Hannigan(Pat Harrington, Jr.)is hesitating to propose marriage to Terry Williams(Penney Parker). Uncle Tonoose(Hans Conreid)happens to visit, brings George Eiferman, with him. Danny thinks if Eiferman's character feels attracted to Terry, Pat will propose, which he does. George Eiferman did a Russian dance, bended knees, playing a harmonica, with Kathy Williams(Marjorie Lord)sitting on top of him. Hilarious ! I just obtained Howard Keel's autobiography, "Only Make Believe" from local library. He does mention Mario Lanza and Terry Robinson in the book. He wrote when Lanza was sober, he was allright, but when intoxicated, he had a foul mouth. But he, Howard, understood him, because his father was an alcoholic. Keel praised Lanza's singing voice, though. Keel studied with George Houston(who was in "The Great Waltz").
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Fred DayPerson was signed in when posted
06-24-2019
05:14 PM ET (US)
Vincent Price has long been a favorite actor of mine. He was always excellent in every role he played. Ciao.
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Dennis1Person was signed in when posted
06-24-2019
02:49 PM ET (US)
Suzanne: "Vincent Price drove up in a black hearse"...perfect! Gave me a smile for the day.
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Julie PagePerson was signed in when posted
06-24-2019
12:34 PM ET (US)
Julie(Suzanne) thanks Fred. I'll check out my collection again. Enjoying all the posts. You fellas are prolific.I can never express what I feel when I listen to Mario. You say it all. I'm just overwhelmed. Will order the Sepia asap. Just a mention of Vincent Price , who appreciated Mario as he wasn't always then. My son worked on the NYS thruway for a while just out of school when Vincent drove up in a black hearse on his way to an art exhibit at a small library in Canajoharie.He was very friendly and David was impressed.He never forgot the occasion.
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Sam MillionPerson was signed in when posted
06-24-2019
08:55 AM ET (US)
Linz,

      Did you read my review of your last chapter? I didn't read any response as to your agreement or disagreement of what I wrote.
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Linz1Person was signed in when posted
06-24-2019
02:33 AM ET (US)
Fred: it's the 3rd (and best) take from the commercial recording session.
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