Chances Are: Johnny Mathis

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  1. im6 Says:

    64 years later and this song never gets old.

    I had to dig, dig, dig, but I finally discovered the origin of this video. It wasn’t some film I couldn’t place. Here’s the story:

    “All of the footage in this video was shot in 1959 by Centron Productions … from a rare COLOR film short entitled “Innocent Party.” It was directed and produced by none other than Herk Harvey, who you may remember as being the director of the immortal 1962 classic, Carnival Of Souls. He also starred as lead ghoul in the film. However, before and after that movie, Harvey produced and directed a number of dramatic educational shorts for high school teens and young adults dealing in a wide range of topics, mostly shot in his adopted home town of Lawrence, Kansas.”

    • katry Says:

      Thank you, Thank you

      It was that film clip which had me post this version. I found it mesmerizing especially where they ended up parking. I wonder who the innocent party is. Both of them seemed quite eager.

      Herk Harvey has quite a pedigree especially Carnival of Souls, but how do you go from dramatic educational shorts to that movie?

  2. im6 Says:

    I haven’t watched it yet, but look what I found!

    • katry Says:

      I have started watching this. I know who the innocent party is. This movie is too funny. I love that there are technical advisors, more a few of them and only one a doctor. Did they have personal experience? So many questions, so few answers. I better get back to that movie.

  3. Bob Says:

    Wow, besides a great song there’s a great flick that brings back all the memories of coming of age in the early 1960s. I wonder how many babies were conceived to his music? 🙂

    I had a girlfriend in the early 1970s who loved Johnny Mathis. She bought tickets for us to attend a live concert at the Venetian Room at the Fairmont hotel in downtown Dallas. I thought he was a terrible performer. He just stood up in front of the orchestra and sang for about 45 minutes. No personality and only said thank you after each song was applauded. Buying his records was more exciting.

    • katry Says:

      The video clip with the song is from this video. The title is Innocent Party. Good luck to that guy’s girlfriend after his night with a woman of the street.

      My mother saw him in concert and loved him. I haven’t ever seen him. I hope he was just out of sorts when you saw him.


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