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by Fossy
May 23rd, 2010, 8:42 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Where can you get it?
Replies: 15
Views: 4063

Where can you get it?

Where can films be bought. www.warnerarchive.com I have a few films from here. They are absolutely top quality. They will only sell to USA. www.amazon.com I have bought from this source. New and used are available. I have no qualms about buying used. I have not been caught with a sub standard film....
by Fossy
May 23rd, 2010, 4:08 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Kathryn Grayson Tribute
Replies: 15
Views: 3479

Re: Kathryn Grayson Tribute

El Khobar was originally “The Red Shadow”. The name was changed, apparently because of the paranoia existing at the time in the USA over the perceived threat of Communism.
by Fossy
May 15th, 2010, 11:14 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940
Replies: 62
Views: 45902

Re: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940

It may seem that my only interest is in sopranos. Wrong, that is just my main interest. I also enjoy Tenors and baritones, but not bass baritones (they always seem grumpy). One tenor of this era is Joseph Schmidt Was born in Austria-Hungary 4 Mar 1904. He became a Romanian when Austria- Hungary was ...
by Fossy
May 15th, 2010, 11:08 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940
Replies: 62
Views: 45902

Re: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940

Hi! All, Message for Uncle Stevie, Jeannette was a redhead, too! As for buying all of Jeannette`s films, when I got down to the last three the only place I could find them was Roberts. I also found a site which featured people condemning him. However I was so desperate to have all of Jeannette`s fil...
by Fossy
May 15th, 2010, 7:12 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940
Replies: 62
Views: 45902

Re: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940

Jeannette MacDonald 18 June 1903—14 Jan 1965 appeared in 27 films between 1929 and 1949. I have 26 of these films. The film I do not have (Annabelle`s Affairs) is known to be damaged and only 10 minutes of this film exists in a museum. I also have a short film called Prima Donna. Jeannette died age...
by Fossy
May 12th, 2010, 4:17 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940
Replies: 62
Views: 45902

Re: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940

Trivia I am in the habit of watching TV from about 4:00pm. If I am home I may watch two quiz shows, followed by Brisbane news, then local news, and then A Current Affair. Following these I usually watch one of my videos. Last night it was “The Under-Pup”(1939) starring 13 year old soprano Gloria Je...
by Fossy
May 6th, 2010, 5:55 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940
Replies: 62
Views: 45902

Re: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940

Jane Powell born 1 April 1929. Film career 19 movies 1944 to 1958. ( I have them all plus one of her tv movies) She also appeared after that on television series and in tv movies and also became a star on stage. Jane starred in eight of her movies and co-starred in another six. She maintained her t...
by Fossy
May 5th, 2010, 3:14 am
Forum: Musicals
Topic: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940
Replies: 62
Views: 45902

Re: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940

My favourite Grace Moore movie is “The King Steps Out” based on a stage musical by Fritz Kreisler called “Cissy”. “The King Steps Out” is based on actual characters .Francis Joseph I (18 Aug 1830—21 Nov 1916) portrayed by Franchot Tone. Elisabeth of Bavaria (24 Dec 1837—10 Sep 1898) portrayed by Gra...
by Fossy
May 3rd, 2010, 1:57 am
Forum: Musicals
Topic: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940
Replies: 62
Views: 45902

Re: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940

[quote="mrsl"] . I do like the short clippets which are presented in movies like San Francisco by Jeannette, and The Great Caruso by Mario. mrsl And so does everyone else. I believe that the reason for the success of these movies was the careful selection of the most popular arias and othe...
by Fossy
May 1st, 2010, 10:14 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940
Replies: 62
Views: 45902

Re: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940

Deanna Durbin Born 4 Dec 1921 We know that Deanna is a favourite of Uncle Stevie. She is also a favourite of mine. Arias from operas sung in her movies. 1937 age 15 years “One Hundred Men And a Girl” Libiamo –Called Traviata in the movie from Verdi`s opera La Traviata. This is normally sung as a sop...
by Fossy
April 30th, 2010, 9:04 pm
Forum: Musicals
Topic: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940
Replies: 62
Views: 45902

Re: My Passion Is The Great Movie Opera Singers of 1930-1940

Hello all! My interest is basically the same as Uncle Stevie. I perhaps would have given the thread a different name, say “My interest is in Film Sopranos of 1929 to 1959”. Obviously Uncle Stevie is keener than I. I say 1929 because that is the year of my oldest movie “ The Love Parade” (Jeannette M...

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