Connie Francis

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    "Dubbing Through The Decades" Video Expanded And Improved!

    I recently posted a YouTube video of clips showing who dubbed the singing voices for various screen icons so they could sound as hot as they looked. It was eye- and ear-opening, a vastly entertaining glimpse into Hollywood magic-making that you cineastes adored. Well, by popular demand, the person ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2011

    SlutWalk NYC Preparing to Take Over Union Square

    Occupy Wall Street is not the only protest in town. Starting around 11 a.m. today, SlutWalk NYC will be in Union Square Park to challenge sexual violence in New York and abroad. If you're expecting to see every participant strolling the streets dressed in lingerie and stilettos, think again. Organiz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Old-Timers Night At The Waldorf

    ​"Welcome home," a waiter said to me as I took my seat at a Waldorf gala last night, and I was thrilled, feeling like Dolly Levi coming back to the Harmonia Gardens. It was the Friars Cub benefit which honored singer Connie Francis, and the old-timers came out of the woodwork like milkshakes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Connie Francis Interview Part II: Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Hollywood

    ​The amazing 1950s and '60s singer Connie Francis is being honored by the Friars Club tonight at the Waldorf, where no one will say "Who's sorry now?" Meanwhile, let me honor Connie with part two of our incredible interview, where she talks about her craft, her background, and her regrets. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Connie Francis Interview About Her Struggle With Mental Health

    ​On Monday, legendary 1950s and '60s singer Connie Francis gets a gala tribute from the Friars Club at the Waldorf, where big lights will turn out to honor the Newark-born belter of hits like "Mama," "Who's Sorry Now?" and "Lipstick On Your Collar" and shower her with deserving accolades. I j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Visiting the Nostalgia King: Joe Franklin, I Love You

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 9, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 28 Visiting the Nostalgia King: Joe Franklin, I Love You By Jonathan Black I am a Joe Franklin fan. Oh, I know what you're thinking. Joe is no star. Joe is nobody's plum. Maybe you've never even heard of Joe ... More >>

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