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Diane Cox
07-24-2021
12:51 PM ET (US)

1951 The Great Caruso premiere
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Kristine C
07-24-2021
01:07 AM ET (US)
Some of the stars, who attended the premiere of "The Great Caruso" were Clark Gable, James Stewart, Tyrone Power, Barbara Stanwyck, Esther Williams, Jane Powell. I wonder if there is film footage of the premiere ?
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Kristine C
07-24-2021
01:01 AM ET (US)
The film biography of Aretha Franklin is coming out, called "Respect"(which is one of her hit songs). Maybe there's hope of a Lanza film biography. By the way, she was a fan of Mario Lanza. I just read, not only, TCM didn't honor Mario Lanza on his 100th Birthday, neither did they honor Leo Gorcey on his 100th Birthday. Leo was in "The Dead End Kids", "The Eastside Kids", and "The Bowery Boys" movies. Back in 2014, Tyrone Power's fans wanted him honored on his 100th Birthday, on TCM, it didn't happen. Maybe they didn't have his movies in their film library. But in August, Tyrone Power will be one of the honorees for Summer Under The Stars on TCM. Kathryn Grayson will be honored, again, too, so her movies, with Mario, should be aired.
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Martino1Person was signed in when posted
07-21-2021
07:53 PM ET (US)
Good luck with your situation Ron, and yes, we have missed you. Thank you for the kind words.
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Ron Stevens
07-21-2021
05:10 PM ET (US)
Hi all, I haven't posted on here for so long, apologies. Firstly, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss, Martino. Secondly, thanks Linz, your review is outstanding. I'll try and post more often, going through a difficult relationship break-up at the moment. Take care and stay safe everyone, always x
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linz1
07-20-2021
02:18 AM ET (US)
My review of the fabulous new Sepia CD: http://www.solopassion.com/node/11272
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Kristine C
07-19-2021
07:50 PM ET (US)
Bill, I received the CD The Immortal Voice-Mario Lanza, today, in the mail. Sam, I watched the DVD of the tv show, from Philadelphia, about Mario Lanza, with Terry Robinson being interviewed about his book, "Lanza:His Tragic Life". Then, I watched the Reunion Concert of Peter, Paul, and Mary. In August, on TCM, it will be Summer Under The Stars, with 24 hours of a movie star's movies, each day. Kathryn Grayson, again, will be one of them, so, I think, Mario Lanza's movies , with her, will be seen. There are some newcomers to the honorees, this year, such as Abbott &Costello, Ramon Novarro, Eve Arden, Richard Burton, and others. Novarro sang "A Vucchella" in one of his early 1930's movies, by the way. I just finished reading George Chakiris's autobiography, "My West Side Story". When he was dancing, in the chorus, at M-G-M, he wrote that he and 15 year old Elizabeth Taylor were invited to visit Mario Lanza's movie set, to hear him sing. George wanted to ask Elizabeth, for a date, but was shy. Films Of The Golden Age Magazine had a story about the Mauch (pronounced Mawk)Twins, who were in "The Prince and The Pauper" with Errol Flynn. It mentioned they both were in "Winged Victory" with Mario Lanza and other celebrities, movie stars, also, including Red Buttons.
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Bill Ronayne
07-19-2021
02:31 PM ET (US)
Yes Suzanne I knew Frank for about 10+ years. He passed away in December of 2010.

Suzanne and Kristine: Your CD is scheduled to be delivered today according to the tracking.

Best, Bill
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Julie Page (Suzanne)
07-18-2021
06:06 PM ET (US)
Looking over some notes I had written in 2006, found this. I hadn't been able to get to the ball that year. Called the museum for a program. Frank Briatico answered. He was minding the museum that day and we had a nice conversation. Frank told me he'd known Mario, had gone to the gym with him. Frank said don't believe what you read about him. He was a great guy, kind, caring.If you were out with him, he'd pick up the check. No one knew he could sing never talked about it. Frank said eating and drinking didn't kill Mario, Hollywood did. Don't suppose Frank is with us now but I'll never forget our talk. Bill, did you know Frank? Looking forward to the CD. Thanks.
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Gary from Halifax
07-17-2021
07:13 PM ET (US)
Hi Kristine C. Freddie Mercury was such an amazing talent. Here is a clip of him singing operatic. I have no idea what Freddie thought of Mario.

Cheers..Gary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bijmJTlqsNw
Edited 07-17-2021 07:18 PM
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Kristine C
07-16-2021
11:01 PM ET (US)
Did you know late Freddy Mercury had an operatic voice ? I just found that out on You Tube. I know he was a fan of opera singer , Montserrat Caballe. I wonder if he liked Mario Lanza ? I know, Linda Ronstadt liked Maria Callas and Mary, of Peter, Paul, and Mary, liked opera.
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Ross Mills
07-16-2021
04:53 PM ET (US)
Diane, Thanks for the link it was interesting as you said.
Wonder how (providing he could sing English fairly cleanly) Shi would sound doing Be My Love?
If you consider his ease with the long top note in the 2020 (O Sole Mio) "4 Tenors"clip perhaps he would sing it well. At least he would not balk at the top note as so many professional, distinguished Tenors have done in the past?
Edited 07-16-2021 04:55 PM
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Diane Cox
07-16-2021
01:19 PM ET (US)
Ross, he has a good voice. Here's a selection from 2021. In 10 years his voice has darkened some, his breath control is better, control is good, but that youthful sound is missing. Good reception from the audience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGLib9YOiVk
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