" Work Can Be Fun " ~
Como Proves It On His Shows
For the secret of
how to have fun while you work, watch Perry Como on his thrice-weekly
musical fests. That affable gentleman of song disproves the old adage
that business and pleasure don't mix.
When he's doing a
solo or teaming up with the Fontane Sisters, as he is in the above
picture for a slick rendition of "It's Beginning to Look Like
Christmas," Perry always brings in an air of informal, infectious
fun to his television productions. His friendly easy-going manner sets
the keynote for serving up songs and melodies in one of the most
pleasant quarter hours on TV.
Despite the fact
that he is the most popular vocalist on the tele-waves today, less
than ten years ago, Perry was almost ready to give up his singing
career. He had been barnstorming around the country with the Ted Weems
orchestra and when Weems broke it up top go into the Army, Perry was ready
to return to his home town and settle down with his family. But he was
offered a radio job in New York and accepted it when he was assured
that he would not have to travel and could bring his family with him.
He immediately began to attract attention, and he was signed for the
well remembered Supper Club Show.
Perry is still in
New York, singing and settled in a lovely Long Island home with his
wife and three children. Perhaps these things more than anything else account
for his "casual and relaxed" style of singing that endears
him to millions of fans.
January 5, 1952