Some very interesting points are made in this episode, especially regarding the gossip press, its journalists, their manipulations as well as the makings of a story ….. It is easy for me to identify with the character Will (Jeff Daniels) in this circumstance….
Thank you Aaron Sorkin for showing this particular “way of doing “ so clearly and letting us know, that there are way more important issues in this world that need to be talked and written about!
CATERINA VALENTE BLEIBT IHREN GRUNDSÄTZEN IMMER TREU, UND SO WAR SIE AUCH HIER NICHT FÜR EIN INTERVIEW ZU ÜBERREDEN. SIE HAT ES SICH ABER NICHT NEHMEN LASSEN, SOHN ERIC VAN ARO BEI DEN DREHARBEITEN DER ARD SERIE “LEGENDEN” EINEN BESUCH ABZUSTATTEN. ZU SEHEN IST DAS PORTRAIT ÜBER CATERINA VALENTE AM 18.04.2012 UM 22.45 UHR IN DER ARD
What a rip off……AMAZON sells Caterina Valente Live 68 CD&DVD without the DVD!!! and that’s not all….
a lot of you have contacted us after having bought some of our products at Amazon…….. and WOW……are you right to be angry!!!!!
Amazon, without our knowledge, have listed and are selling Caterina’s and Eric’s CDs which are actually CDrs burned by Amazon from Mp3s. In fact, if you look closely at the listings, it is written that it is so. But, apart of the fact that it is not the original CD, not the original booklet, for example, in the Caterina Valente Live 1968 CD & DVD, the DVD with the Heidelberg TV Special is missing!!!! (they don’t burn DVDs…. I wonder why)
WHAT A RIP OFF!!!!
Here are the cover pictures of the CDr listings, you clearly recognize them by the blue bar on top of the cover….. so if you see a listing with a cover picture with a blue bar…. IT AIN’T THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT.
So PLEASE, before ordering anything on-line, read everything carefully.
Be assured that we are doing everything to stop this…. as these are not the products we have released!
You are entitled to get the real thing!
In the mean time here is a link to the original Caterina Valente Live 68 CD&DVD at amazon.de (Germany)… no blue bar on the top of the cover
We will keep you posted and a big thank you to all of you who have informed us about this situation. It is thanks to you we can do something about it.
The New York Voices pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Perry Como and Caterina Valente (July 2nd 2011 – Lugano Switzerland)
POESTATE 2011 – Eric van Aro sings international poetry – with Valeria Ferrario and Beppe Sanzari – 2nd June – Lugano, Switzerland
what a wonderful evening we had last night. Armida, the founder and soul of the POESTATE FESTIVAL welcomed us with an open heart and an unmatched enthusiasm, which took over the whole audience.
And what an attentive and giving audience we had!!!
Thank you all for an extraordinary experience
Just the other day I got a call from a friend of mine whom I hadn’t spoken to in a while. She was really upset as she had heard that my Mom had broken down due to the passing of our friend Peter Alexander as well as my Uncle Pietro, and that she was now in intensive care in a hospital.
I calmed her down, informing her that Mom was very well, that she was enjoying some time in her house in Utah which helped her in mourning the loss of her brother and her friend, but that as usual the whole story about hospitalization and breakdown was nothing but a hoax by the German speaking tabloids.
Since this was not the first of such calls, (in fact there were way to many similar calls and emails in the last few years as a result of the different bogus headlines in the press) I asked my office to let me have the clippings of the past months and while going through them I noticed in horror that some of the invented stories by the tabloids were actually taken as a fact by other more serious newspapers.
THIS IS SO DANGEROUS!
Isn’t thorough checking of facts part of the journalist’s job anymore? How irresponsible is it to just print anything without double checking?
This so called journalism has really reached a point of decadence that has gone out of control. Just imagine that about 2 years ago, when the stories about the failing health of my Uncle Pietro hit the headlines, a Woman journalist from Germany left a message on my mother’s answering machine that she needed to urgently talk to her, that it was really important and then she finished the message with:”…. and by the way, my condolences for the passing of your brother!” How macabre is that!!!
…. and these people say they are just doing their jobs! I wonder if inventing people’s death in order to get an interview is part of their job description?!?!
I did ask my mother if all this didn’t bother her and if she didn’t want to do something in order to shut down all these rumors and lies? She answered with one of her famous laughs and quoted Shirley MacLaines latest book:
”I’M OVER ALL THAT!”
Thank God I have such a wise Mother!
Here are some pics I took of her while visiting in Los Angeles this Easter Weekend where we were honored to share the Hotel with President Obama (that was a handful)
……guess no further comment is needed!!!