Radio: Comeback for Lanza

Hulking Hollywood Tenor Mario Lanza was a big box-office hit 3½ years ago in The Great Caruso. But when his temperament interfered with his work on The Student Prince, M-G-M canceled his contract (TIME, Sept. 15, 1952). Lanza relaxed in his rented ($2,000 a month) Beverly Hills house, eating well while his already overstuffed bulk swelled to 250 Ibs.

Certain that M-G-M would eventually relent, Mario refused to be downhearted. Born the same year that Enrico Caruso died (1921), Mario feels that nature intended him as Caruso's replacement. To underline the idea, he has faithfully followed Caruso's taste in black Homburgs and...

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