Thursday, October 25, 2012

Speaking of John Charles Thomas... he is on Groucho Marx’s television program from sometime in the 1960s singing “The Golfer’s Lament” (3:33). Groucho joins him on the final chorus.

I am sorry, but I do not have a youtube video clip of Albert Hay Malotte singing anything.

But if John Charles Thomas can sing about golf, it follows as the night the day that Maria Callas can sing about pasta (2:16).

The ridiculous-sublime continuum, uh, continues.


  1. That film of John Charles Thomas must have been in 1960 or earlier because he died of cancer on 13th December that year.

    Marvellous voice though even then.

  2. I had never heard of this man.

    Parrots, according to Wikipedia, "You Bet Your Life" started on radio in '47, and ended on TV as "The Groucho Show" in '61, so the gentleman might very well have still be alive when he appeared on the show. If he wasn't, he sure could have fooled me.

  3. Simply saying that it couldn't have been later than 1960 because John Charles Thomas died that year!

    Though you have reminded me that Groucho Marx hosted a tv quiz show in the UK in 1965 which I vaguely recall, but it only lasted for one series.