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MARIO LANZA - A LIFE IN PICTURES (PAPERBACK)
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£15.58 FREE P&P
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(as at 18.10.15)
Mario Lanza: A Life in Pictures is a stunning collection of photographs and illustrations that captures the fabulous and tumultuous times of the greatest romantic tenor of the twentieth century. Compiled by acclaimed Lanza biographer Derek Mannering and drawing on exclusive photogaphs from the tenor's closest friend, Terry Robinson, the book offers an unrivalled pictorial history of the tenor's extraordinary life and career, from his childhood in Philadelphia, his first tentative steps towards a career in opera, the unexpected about-turn that led to his glory days in Hollywood, and on to his sudden and tragic death in Rome in 1959. Complementing the rare photographs is Derek Mannering's authoritative and compelling narrative together with personal comments by Terry Robinson throughout. The book concludes with an afterword by Mario Lanza's daughter, Ellisa Lanza Bregman. Few careers in show business have been as colourful or as controversial as Mario Lanza's. Groomed for a professional life on the operatic stage, Lanza was instead waylaid by Hollywood, where, in films like The Great Caruso, he thrilled moviegoers with his magnificent voice and dazzling personaility. His films and recordings were highly influential in shaping the careers of countless young opera singers and to this day Lanza continues to be seen as the crossover artist supreme.
Mario Lanza - A Life In Pictures
MARIO LANZA – A LIFE IN PICTURES is the first ever pictorial
history of Mario’s life and career, a stunning compilation of almost 200
photos and illustrations chosen from Terry Robinson’s private collection.
The book was published in hardback by Robert Hale, London in May 2004
at £25 sterling.
MARIO LANZA – A LIFE IN PICTURES has been a joy from start to finish.
The book is divided into five chapters, each with a brief introduction
followed by photographs and captions in chronological sequence.
Many of the extremely rare photos are appearing in print for the very
first time. All are wonderful and
truly capture that special charisma that was uniquely Mario Lanza’s. I also taped Terry’s reminiscences of the people captured
in the pictures and many of his comments have been incorporated into the
accompanying text. This book is a
tribute not only to the greatest romantic tenor of all time but also to Terry
Robinson, an extraordinary man who played such an importance part in Mario’s
life and career.
The above book is still available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com
A paperback version of Derek's book was released in the UK in August 2006. This edition has all new photos, again many before unpublished and drawn from the private collection of Mario's close friend, Terry Robinson and his niece, the former actress Dolores Hart.
Included amongst these pictures are photographs taken at Mario and Betty's wedding on 13 April 1945.Update: 18.10.15