Nelson and Eddy….more online discussion of Celine Dion’s name choices for her twin sons. And, in particular, a comparison of a 20th century singing superstar (Nelson Eddy) to a 21st century singing superstar (Josh Groban).
Comparison of “our” Nelson Eddy to Josh Groban is not a terrible thing. I have been to a Josh Groban concert and it is very reminiscent of what a Nelson Eddy concert was like back then – a gorgeous male singer wowing the audience with “long hair” music….an almost-all female audience with women old and young swooning over every note…and screaming their applause.
Security these days is tighter than it was back in Nelson’s day, so Josh doesn’t have women rushing on stage mid-performance. But who knows…maybe Josh returns occasionally to his hotel room to find an eager fan hiding under his bed! That too happened to Nelson Eddy in his heydey.
For those of us who are younger and never had the joy of seeing movie star Nelson Eddy in person, we can at least get some idea of how wonderful/unique it is to have a gorgeous operatic singer to squeal over. I wrote once that Nelson Eddy was like a rock star of his day…and that was no exaggeration!
Thank goodness the 21st century bobby-soxers have a classical singer to adore!
Nelson Eddy and his 1940s lifesize sculpture of actress Anna May Wong, limited edition replicas available at www.maceddy.com
As you may know, we own the original of Nelson Eddy‘s excellent lifesize sculpture of the famous Chinese-American movie star, Anna May Wong. Although the sculpture is undated, we have a photo of Nelson working on it, and it would appear to be around 1947 or so. Although – on the back of it, Nelson signed his initials and then made a line of 4 dots, a space, then 3 dots. We don’t know whether this means 43, as in 1943?
We did offer this years ago and sold exactly one replica of it. Recently we’ve had some requests for it again but needed a few orders to cover the costs of prep work and a new molding to make it available again.
We have had enough interest to resume the project…and will offer it for this pre-launch at the same price as the other Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald limited edition busts, $795 plus UPS shipping. And we can ship worldwide. The bust is lifesize but actually a larger piece because more of Ms. Wong’s torso is sculpted – not just a head shot. Many who have seen it think it is Nelson’s best sculpture.
You can learn more about the Anna May Wong bust and order it at this link.
Here is a great article from BroadwayWorld.com about the upcoming performance of “A Scandalous Affair” on April 19th. If you are going, or if you aren’t but just want to spread the word about the performance, be sure to add the link to this article on your Facebook or MySpace or whatever blog site you frequent. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!!