Happy Birthday, Nelson Eddy!
Hard to believe that Nelson Eddy was born 112 years ago today, June 29, 1901.
His legacy continues to be vital and timely both in film and his recorded music. And interest in his life remains high, with new information coming forward even as recently as this week!
Please share your thoughts and reflections by leaving a comment.
We will remember…
July 4, 2013 @ 3:42 pm
Hi Sharon, even though he didn’t have a film on his exact birth date, the very next day TCM aired “Rose Marie” and on July 4th the very appropriate “Let Freedom Ring” was shown. I know that several maceddy fans wrote TCM requesting that Nelson be remembered, and I think someone heard us! Jeanette even had an airing of “Three Daring Daughters” in the middle of the night on July 3/4. Everyone, keep up the writing to TCM to keep wonderful Jeanette and Nelson’s legacies alive!
I’ve been showing 3 of my grandchildren several maceddy films over the past few weeks. They absolutely LOVED “Naughty Marietta”, “Maytime” and “New Moon” and can’t wait to see the next one! Another generation is born! Love to all, Kitty from China and Tennessee
July 8, 2013 @ 10:05 am
Thanks for posting, Kit!
Those of you whose TV cable service includes free “On Demand” (for the normal network stations) may be able to watch (or re-watch) any Nelson or Jeanette films that have recently aired on TCM. For example, take Verizon Fios. If you have that service, using the TV remote, you click “On Demand,” look for “Free and Premium” and then “Free Movies” and search by network for TCM. There will be a dozen or so movies available to watch from the recent days. For example, “Three Daring Daughters” is still available to watch 4 days after it originally screened. This is a nice service; in fact, you can catch many programs you might have missed on many of your favorite channels. Paid “On Demand” only applies fees if you 1) watch a new movie that your cable service is showing On Demand for a stated fee or 2) you watch shows on HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, etc. without already being subscribed to those channels. These paid channels don’t automatically come with your cable service but the rule is: if you are already paying for (or receiving) HBO or one of the others, then ALL their On Demand programming for that channel is free for you (the movie or show will say ‘free with subscription’ when you select it).
Other cable services such as Bright House, Comcast and others also offer the same On Demand services; if you don’t know how to access it, call your cable company and have them walk you through the steps.
Welcome to 21st century television! I’m waiting for the day that TCM has all its monthly programing available On Demand, either on cable service (as noted above) or on a “TCM to GO” type website (or app) which allows you to log in from wherever you are, on a laptop, smartphone, tablet or whatever, and choose what you wish to watch on the spot. Yes, TCM might have to charge a small monthly fee for the service but wouldn’t it be worth it especially for those international fans who don’t otherwise have access to TCM.
Nelson Eddy was certainly a “tech guy” and I’m certain he would be fascinated to see how the technology of watching TV/films has evolved in these recent years. One wonders how the experience will change in the next 20 years or so!
August 5, 2013 @ 5:52 pm
I’m new to the maceddy website but remember seeing Jeanette and Nelson movies as a little girl. I was born with leg problems and watched a lot of television between 6 and 12 years old while recovering from surgeries. I must say, I must have been born a romantic.
Later in life, my sister-in-law introduced me to the sweethearts of the screen by name and movie titles. I began searching for them on VHS and have collected a few.
Last night I read through the biography and cried as it was indeed a love story with all its turbulence and sadness. In the end, no one could extinguish their love for one another. The lesson to both young and old is-. you only live once, true love is hard to find, if you do find it-hold on tight, no amount of money or fame can buy it. Well-meaning people cannot tell you who to love. Love is chemistry or perhaps a certain kind of MAGIC from above. The important thing is, they loved. Irene from California