How many of you recognize the face of this handsome young man?? Don't look below the picture yet - take a guess.
This is a 1959 magazine advertisement for the new "Eldorado Sportable" portable TV from RCA Victor. If you guessed John Davidson, you're right! This must have been one of his very first jobs. I have always really liked him. I remember him from the Kraft Summer Music Hall. For some reason, the song I most associate with him from that time is "More". Love it. I don't have the sheet music, so here's a different one:
"I'll Try Lovin' You Less":
And here with Lesley Ann Warren in Disney's The Happiest Millionaire. I absolutely LOVE this scene in which they dance and sing "Are We Dancing", written by the fabulous Sherman Brothers!He has done many things over the years - remember "The Girl With Something Extra" with Sally Field? And I really enjoyed him as the host on Hollywood Squares, too. Best of all, we actually got to see him perform in person at the Music Circus in Sacramento as Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man! He was GREAT!