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Annette Funicello – Original Mouseketeer – Biography

Annette Funicello  Biography * Annette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an Italian-American actress and singer. Annette Funicello began her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve. She rose to prominence as one of the most popular Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club. As a teenager, she transitioned to a successful […]

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Dean Martin surprised by Jimmy Durante – Priceless circa 1965

Dean Martin surprised by Jimmy Durante Priceless circa mid 60’s * If you recall the Dean Martin Show then you remember how he used to open the door and a mystery celebrity would enter the room much to the surprise of everyone including Dean. This one features Jimmy Durante. Priceless * The Dean Martin Show, […]

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A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes – Annette Funicello story

A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes Annette Funicello story * Anyone that remembers the Mickey Mouse Club remembers Annette Funicello. She was just a wonderful young girl when on that show and a lovely lady in later life. Sadly she is gone now but her memory lives on. In addition to appearing in […]

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Arancini – Rice Balls – Chef Pasquale in his adorable Broken English

Arancini – Rice Balls – Chef Pasquale in his adorable Broken English * Arancini  are stuffed rice balls which are coated with bread crumbs and then deep fried. The most common filling are: “al ragù” or “al sugo”, filled with ragù (meat or mince, low temperature and long time cooked with tomato sauce and spices), mozzarella and/or caciocavallo cheese, and often peas and “al burro” or “‘a bburro” filled […]

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Dean Martin & Victor Borge Phonetic Punctuation – Brilliant and Very Funny

Dean Martin & Victor Borge Phonetic Punctuation – Brilliant and Very Funny * This piece is hysterical featuring Dean and the brilliant Victor Borge. This stuff just never gets old.  The Dean Martin Show, not to be confused with the Dean Martin Variety Show (1959–1960), is a TV variety–comedy series that ran from 1965 to 1974 for 264 episodes. […]

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Ave Maria – Andrea Bocelli – Christmas at Home

Ave Maria   Christmas at Home  Andrea Bocelli * One of the most beautiful songs ever written is being sung here by our wonderful Andrea Bocelli. There really are no words that adequately describe Luciano and his version of this song.  Hope you enjoy…..! Ave Maria is a popular and much-recorded setting of the Latin prayer Ave Maria, originally published […]

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Frank Sinatra – 1957

Santa Claus is Coming to Town Frank Sinatra * This particular piece was filmed as a part of the Bing Crosby Christmas Special on December in 1957. * A little History of Frank and this song Below * The Frank Sinatra Christmas Collection is a 2004 Christmas album from Frank Sinatra. The selection of tracks on the album spans Sinatra’s […]

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra – 1967

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Frank Sinatra December 21, 1967 The Dean Martin Christmas Special * This particular piece was filmed in 1967 during the Dean Martin Christmas Special.   Some History of Frank and this song below The Frank Sinatra Christmas Collection is a 2004 Christmas album from Frank Sinatra. The selection of tracks on the album spans Sinatra’s […]

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Perry Como Show – Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer – Dec. 10, 1955

Perry Como  Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer December 10, 1955   * “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a song by songwriter Johnny Marks based on the 1939 story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer published by the Montgomery Ward Company. Gene Autry‘s recording hit No. 1 on the U.S. charts the week of Christmas 1949. In 1939 Marks’s brother-in-law, Robert L. May, created the character […]

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Its Beginning to look a lot like Christmas – Perry Como

Its Beginning to look a lot like Christmas Perry Como December 10, 1955 “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” is a Christmas song written in 1951 by Meredith Willson. The song was originally titled “It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas“. The song has been recorded by many artists, but was a hit for Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters with Mitchell […]

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