Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I'm in Love . . . with Gordon MacRae!

My first love (along with Cary Grant that is) . . .
Photo Courtesy of
http://www.ilovedinomartin.blogspot.com
     As you all know by now, I'm sure, I'm head-over-heels for Dean Martin; I'm mad about him in the truest sense of the word. He was terrific, and anyone who has the audacity to say he wasn't in my presence . . . LOOKOUT! is all I can say.
     Saying that, there is NO ONE that COULD EVER, or WILL EVER, take his place . . . but I've ALWAYS got room for more people to love; and slowly over the past couple of weeks, I've found a new one: Gordon MacRae.
     I've always liked Gordon a lot, but as I said it wasn't really until about these last couple of weeks that I've really fallen for the guy. He was terrifically handsome, charmingly funny, and he had one of the most beautiful and astonishing voices that the 20th century ever had, and one that no century will ever have again.
Just look at him . . .
Photo Courtesy of http://www.last.fm
     He unlike many others, even my Dean, wasn't as limited as to the style of songs he could sing. I mean, it would seem kind of odd to hear Dean Martin sing opera-like songs . . . he probably could have done it, but it would've been odd, and he wasn't the only one: Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, and Bing Crosby and many more were all in the same boat. Gordon, however, could do it all. He could croon your heart into a warm puddle of mush, and then make it come to life with a start as he sang about love with such vivacity and tenderness that it makes you want to cheer and sigh at the same time.
Terrifically handsome, indeed!
Photo Courtesy of
http://www.radioarchives.com
     I haven't seen too many of Gordon's pictures, but I have seen three of the five pictures that he did with Doris Day: On Moonlight Bay, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, and Starlift. I've also seen The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady and The Desert Song, but that was such a long time ago, it definitely calls for a re-watching. I'm listening to a lot of his music on youtube, finding my favorites, and soon I'll be buying them and adding them to iTunes library. I've checked Amazon, and there appears not to be any books about this man, as to why not I'm completely lost, and Wikipedia is of no help whatsoever, so if any of you have any accurate information about Gordon MacRae, I'd be forever greatful.

1 comment:

BriggitteLikeBardot said...

By the light.... of the silvery moon, id love to spoon, to my honey ill croon loves tune...

i love that movie!!!

and i had missed your blog! i guess it takes a sick day of mine to remind me of how great it is! :D

and you falling for another one... you sound like me! XD