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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Plugging songs of all-but-forgotten era Tiny Tim back where he started Lost fortune holds no bitterness -TONIGHT- At The El Rancho Motor Hotel JAZZ WINNIPEG After more than 20 years of rejec- public a nation- ally-televised marriage now on the skids and continued ru- mors of being for nearly Tiny Tim is back where he ing the songs and recording artists of an all-but-forgotten era. During his struggle to gain greater recognition for me- lodies long put on a shelf to gather dust with fleeting memories of old Tiny Tim was in the spotlight only briefly. At the pinnacle of his suc- cess in 1968 and the Man- hattan-born pop singer of Pol- ish-Lebanese extraction war- bled his way into the hearts of the over-60 crowd throughout the world with faIsgtto-voiced renditions of old Rudy Vallee- Russ Colombo standards. Following the phenomenal success of his high-pitched Tip-toe Through the Herbert Buckingham Khaury tip-toed through an Alice in Wonderland marriage tele- vised on the Johnny Carson the subsequent birth of a Tulip now three years manage- rial lawsuits of be- tween and million. But he refuses to blame anyone for the loss of his for- tune and holds no bitterness for the plunge back into rela- tive obscurity. think what's important is just being there the first he said. was such a fantastic After being thrown out of high school and being forced to find a young Khaury reason I never give my age is because I'm trying to forget tried his hand at singing. Through countless amateur shows and various Greenwich Village appearances with fel- low then-unknowns Bill Bob Joan Baez and Phil he drew occasional titters and hoots because of his high voice and long but nonetheless pounded the doors of Tin Pan Alley record companies twice a year for more than 10 years. had long hair then and if I went every they'd have thrown me so I spaced my 15 and Sept. when they came back from the New Year and just when they came back from vacation. would knock on every even if the door was open. At least I'd make the secretary work and 'Who is I would walk in and I'd have a record in my hand. She would look at the long white make-up or what- and I'd say to is Mr. Smith In my hand I have the No. 1 hit record which I wrote.' 'I'm he's out of but just a min- ute.' Then she went inside and talked to a few secretaries and they'd all come making believe they were get- ting a drink of water. she'd really said get a look at The falsetto sounded just as strange coming from a near- six-foot man then as it does but was ultimately more comfortable to the young singer than his medium tenor speaking voice. felt it was an original that it was all my own and what I wanted to pur- he said in a downtown cabaret here between per- formances that were marked by a absence of falsetto. Only three of about 14 songs in a set were sung in a high voice. The name 1'iny Tim was the creation of one of his man- agers in 1961 and has stuck ever since although the man- ager sued unsuccessfully in 1972 for million plus inter- est. found I had nothing and couldn't get anything so that was His the former Vic- toria May Budinger of Had- left him for the second time in January and although the singer denies she took money from the ru- mors persist. Tiny Tim doesn't travel with a big revue any only a musical conductor and a road manager. And instead of headlining music festivals and being mobbed in he performs mostly in caba- his spirit is not broken. A deeply religious never far from a Bible which he often carries in a coat pocket even during perform- he says he doesn't be- lieve in divorce and although a divorce application may be will remain his wife in spirit til death do us never wanted to marry but there is a saying 'our Father who art in Thy will be done and I thought that if it's for me to fine. a lot of people probably more religious than I am who never made it. Ev- eryone has a place here on this earth. I feel there's some- thing more to be but what that is I don't know. In a sense I'm still a His career now is basically the same as when he first was breaking into show business. still trying to get out the great songs that have been lost and forgotten as well as the names of the singers like Henry Burr and Billy Murray who I feel have not got their place in the true history of the American recording field. I'm trying to plug the songs and the artists and give them their rightful Singer prefers to stay in opera NEW YORK Soprano Anna Moffo said she Marshmallows 3 FOOD VALUES with Pork. Glen Valley. 14oz. Puddings Nestles 16 oz. CHEESE Kraft singles. 2 Ib. pkg. CRACKER BARREL CHEESE Kraft mild. 12 oz wedge. GRADE A SMALL Toilet Tissue Tomato Juice Lemon Pledge Kleenex Tissue Liquid Sunlight Sunrype 10 oz. orange Mashed Potatoes Mushroom Soup FOODS TOPVALU _ AA. ORANGE Juice 6 02................... IRWV TOP VALU CORN White granulated 10lb. bag 2 Ib. pkg. fancy whole Kernal. 2 Ib. bag Meadow Gold Corn Flakes ICE CREAM 3 pint cartons GREEN BEANS Green Giant 14 01. French or Kitchen Slice Lemons California large Choice ea. Plums Santa Rosa Ib Nectarines California Ib. Broccoli California ib. Carrots Canada No. I 2 Ib. bag Potatoes California new white 10lb. bag RIB STEAK Canada Grade 'A' Beef. Ib FRYING CHICKEN Frozen cut Ib. Blcks12oz. HAMBURGER Fresh lean. Ib. Currie Fine Foods Open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m now devotes herself exclusively to classical music and not to making movies or TV series. She turned down a rnovie in Italy last week because it conflicted with dates when she was to sing La Traviata and The Magic Flute at the Metropolitan Opera. were making a movie on Mussolini and asked me to play Clara. It seems there is a great physical resemblance. But I'd rather stay at the Met. I always concentrated on classical singing. I got much more publicity doing movies. I began to think people thought I wasn't singing. I was singing 100 nights a year. But after 500 times doing nobody was interested that I sang an- other A movie Miss Moffo did recently in England was Weekend Murderer. She said it has her appear to be the victim of a plott when she actually is the murderer. had a very long scene where I go mad gradually. The director said it's very difficult for an actress to sustain degrees of becoming mad. I 'Let me do it for you. I'm really very good sometimes on the first take and get too calculated later.' It went great. I've been doing mad scenes for years in Lucia di Lamrnermoor. Those Lucias served a Her latest recording is high- lights from La Juive and next summer she will record the full-length Thais for RCA Records. The born of Italian- American parents in Phila- went to Italy to study on a Fulbright Fellowship. She auditioned for and won the lead in a TV production there for Madame Butterfly. It was her opera debut and married the tiom whom she has since filed for divorce. She has moved from Rome to New York. have the most beautiful basset hound in the she said. takes a lot to take a picture away from if I may be so immodest as to say but I had a picture taken with him and you couldn't even see me in the picture. He is that Gleason released by NBC NEW YORK Come- dian Jackie Gleason will not be returning to television in the fall over the NBC network because no agreement was reached on a program format. An NBC spokesman talked with him about several but couldn't come up with one that was mutually Gieasoii now is a free agent and can negotiate with TV highlights WEDNESDAY Oral Roberts Summer 7 Ch. 7. Pearl Bailey and Pat Boone step into rustic settings of old-time America with Oral Roberts. 60 min. Campaign 8 Ch. 7. On the campaign trail in Ontario with reports on the the issues and the mood of the Ontario voters. King of the Ch.7. Ferguson Jenkins former star pitcher of the Chicago Cubs is profiled. 60 min. Free Hunters of Ch. 7. This film follows three families during their six-month stay in the and examines their way of life. 60 min. Ch. 7. An interview with the prime minister about his campaign and Liberal policies. MOVIE CRIME Seven Golden Ch. 11. A Geneva bank housing tons of gold is the target for a heist. Rossana Philippe Bariele Tinti. 1 hrs. 45 min. MOVIE The Last 12 Ch. 7. An 'old-style political boss seeking re-election as mayor. Spencer Jeffrey Dianne Foster. 2 hrs. PEPSI COLA'S RADIO AND TV LISTINGS Erpgrams are listed by the Radio and Talevison Stations. Any variation in program schedule is due to last-minute changes by the stations and is noi the responsibility of The Lethbridge CHEC 1090 Monday thr Friday B 50 Farm News 7.30 News. Weather. Sporls Wednesday 5.00 Probe 1220 K 00 World at Six 1'fcursdav 9-00 Checlme 12 .N'ews 1 00 Grain Trices 5.00 Weather Sports CJOC 1220 6-00 CBC News 7-50 News. 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