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Old 07-13-2010, 10:42 AM
Earl Snake-Hips Tucker Earl Snake-Hips Tucker is offline
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'Long Haired Hare' (1949): Opera singer identified?

This is the short where the opera singer is practicing, but Bugs is singing as well and distracting the singer, causing him to lapse into "What do they do in Mississippi, when skies are drippy. . . "

Anyway, various sources cite a recent dvd release indicating that the singer was voiced by an opera singer named 'Nicolai Shutorov.' I'm a little skeptical of that claim, or that there even was a Nicolai Shutorov, opera singer or not. (Hmmm. . . 'shoot 'er off?').

Anyway. . . anyone with any reliable info on this name?
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:14 PM
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Mark Evanier gives Shutorov as the name in this 2000 article mainly about The Bullwinkle Show, but also commenting a bit on various cartoon voice actors. Evanier's a pretty reliable guy. Evanier mentions Shutorov again in this article about the singer who provided Michigan J. Frog's voice.

Michael Barrier, another reliable guy, gave an audio commentary on the first volume of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection, released in 2003. He says in the commentary: "What you have here is Bugs, of course, is disturbing an opera singer, whose voice we have only recently learned was provided by a singer named Nikolai Shutorov."

All other references to the name I can find online are directly linked to the cartoon in question, so I don't know if it is indeed true or not.
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:04 AM
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I'm a little skeptical of that claim, or that there even was a Nicolai Shutorov, opera singer or not. (Hmmm. . . 'shoot 'er off?').
I can find references to exactly one other Shutorov (a scholar named Eli S. S~), so it's an unusual name but not unique.

Shotorov is somewhat more common, with Shatorov approaching outright ordinariness. So maybe Shutorov is a variant of one of those.
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:59 AM
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Hmm, music hater, oh well.
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:04 AM
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Leopold! Leopold! L..l..l..Leopold!
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:08 AM
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Hmm, music hater, oh well.
...also a rabbit hater!

One and two and three and four, she dances all day long...
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:55 AM
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Wasn't he billed as Giovani Jones on the outside of the "Hollywood Bowl"?
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:06 AM
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Leopold! Leopold! L..l..l..Leopold!
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Wasn't he billed as Giovani Jones on the outside of the "Hollywood Bowl"?
Yeah, I suspect that was a Chuck Jones inside joke. . . although Carlo or Carlito might have made more sense.

And as to my OP. . . still nothing to corroborate Mr. Shoot 'er off. I send an email to Mr. Evanier, but I haven't heard back.

Mr. Barrier seems to just be repeating what has already been reported three years earlier.

It's worth noting, possibly, that a different "Michael Barrier" played bit parts in various programs in the 1960s. He's probably best identified as is appearances as "Lt. DePaul" in Star Trek. He was a better actor than some of the recurring characters, so it's a little odd why he didn't have more appearances than he did. Or maybe that's why.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:09 AM
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Leopold! Leopold! L..l..l..Leopold!
Speaking of Leopold, I thought the thread would be about this guy.

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Old 01-10-2015, 03:52 AM
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Sorry to post on an old thread - found it by googling some genealogy research, but: in case you ever look at it again, yes, Nicolai Shutorov (gets translated/spelled different ways; his brother, my grandfather, spelled it Shuteroff, even worse!) was a real person and he did the voice for the opera singer - he was my great-uncle, an immigrant from Russia and he sang and had a band/orchestra in LA in the 1920s- 1940s. I think he did some other voiceover work, but no one's sure anymore what else he worked on. My mom & I inherited some of his musical instruments. He died while touring Europe just after World War II in the early 50s, and his wife who never remarried i don't think, died a year or 2 ago, and we ended up with a lot of his music memorabilia. Just to answer your question!

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Old 01-10-2015, 04:11 AM
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Wow! Thanks for that update.

Your great uncle is known in voice by a HUGE population. I'm sending this from Canada and just about everyone of my generation knows that voice.

Thank you!
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:11 AM
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Thank you!
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Old 01-10-2015, 03:45 PM
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Another heartfelt thank you for the information! Like many people of a certain age, his was the first operatic singing I ever heard. It's so nice to know whose voice it was.

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Old 01-10-2015, 04:20 PM
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Thanks, well done!
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Old 01-10-2015, 05:04 PM
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Very cool! Good to know.
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:55 PM
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I was reading today about an encounter between two musicians that sounds very much like the beginning of Long Haired Hare. They were staying in neighboring bungalows at a hotel, and both wanted to practice their respective instruments, but were each making too much noise for the other to concentrate. A loud battle ensued until one of them gave up in frustration.

The musicians?
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Harpo Marx and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
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Old 01-15-2015, 12:06 AM
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My money's on the first guy.
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:57 AM
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"Giovanni Jones" may well have been a joking reference to director Chuck Jones... or the whole joke may have been the combination of an Italian first name and an ordinary American last name.

But if you've ever see "The Rabbit of Seville," check out the names on the cast at the opera house:

Eduardo Selzeri
Michele Maltese
Carlo Jonzi

Michael Maltese wrote the story for that cartoon (and for many others), Eddie Selzer was the head of the Warner Brothers animation division in the Forties and Fifties, and "Carlo Jonzi" is a jokey Italian version of "Charles Jones."

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Old 01-15-2015, 12:22 PM
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For anyone who wants to see it again: https://archive.org/details/LongHairedHare
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:00 PM
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Love it, love it, love it!
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:12 PM
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I suck at searching, but I was just mentioning to a friend that a Bugs Bunny video night would be a fun idea.

Is there any kind of BB compilation DVD set?
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:58 PM
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I was reading today about an encounter between two musicians that sounds very much like the beginning of Long Haired Hare. They were staying in neighboring bungalows at a hotel, and both wanted to practice their respective instruments, but were each making too much noise for the other to concentrate. A loud battle ensued until one of them gave up in frustration.

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Harpo Marx and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Here's Harpo's own account. https://books.google.com/books?id=7I...ninoff&f=false
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:19 AM
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I came across the story in Hello Goodbye Hello, which quotes that account from Harpo.
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:40 AM
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Harpo had the last laugh, as well. Six years later, when he got to destroy a piano in A Day at the Races, it's the Prelude in C Sharp Minor.
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:20 AM
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I suck at searching, but I was just mentioning to a friend that a Bugs Bunny video night would be a fun idea.

Is there any kind of BB compilation DVD set?
There's the 6-DVD "Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 1-6" available at Amazon.

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Old 01-16-2015, 11:25 AM
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There's the 6-DVD "Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 1-6" available at Amazon.
Nitpick: it's not 6 discs, but six 4-disc collections (that were originally sold separately). So it'd keep you busy for a while. (You can also get each volume separately. "Long-Haired Hare" is on Volume 1.)
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:41 PM
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Are the songs Bugs is singing actual songs, or just little ditties written for the cartoon?
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:48 PM
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Are the songs Bugs is singing actual songs, or just little ditties written for the cartoon?
"A Rainy Night in Rio"
"My Gal is a High-Born Lady"
"When Yuba Plays the Rumba on the Tuba"
"It's Magic."


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-Haired_Hare#Music
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:06 PM
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"A Rainy Night in Rio". . .
Bobby Goldsboro and a Lennon Sister. (Eh, quality not so hot, but it was the best I could do on short notice.) My favorite version was in a Surfside Six ep, sung by series comic relief Margarita Sierra.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:10 PM
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"My Gal is a High-Born Lady"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8AtAdbtO9A

"When Yuba Plays the Rumba on the Tuba"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoD_8qDU4Jw

"It's Magic"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqcqLhRiKMY
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:13 PM
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My favorite version of It's Magic.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:43 PM
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Patch, I think they're real songs.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:47 PM
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My favorite version of It's Magic.
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Patch, I think they're real songs.
Not the way she sang it.
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Old 01-20-2015, 02:54 PM
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Carrots are divine,
You get a dozen for a dime,
It's Maaaaaagic.
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:30 PM
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Can anyone tell (uncultured) me the song being sung by Giovanni starting at about 3:10? The Wikipedia article lists several it could be.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:37 PM
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Can anyone tell (uncultured) me the song being sung by Giovanni starting at about 3:10? The Wikipedia article lists several it could be.
At 3:10 in which clip?
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:58 AM
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Oops, sorry. This clip:https://archive.org/details/LongHairedHare
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:02 AM
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I THINK it's from Lucia di Lammemoor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoCNZPIGHQk

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Old 01-21-2015, 11:20 AM
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Sorry to post on an old thread - found it by googling some genealogy research, but: in case you ever look at it again, yes, Nicolai Shutorov (gets translated/spelled different ways; his brother, my grandfather, spelled it Shuteroff, even worse!) was a real person and he did the voice for the opera singer - he was my great-uncle, an immigrant from Russia and he sang and had a band/orchestra in LA in the 1920s- 1940s. I think he did some other voiceover work, but no one's sure anymore what else he worked on. My mom & I inherited some of his musical instruments. He died while touring Europe just after World War II in the early 50s, and his wife who never remarried i don't think, died a year or 2 ago, and we ended up with a lot of his music memorabilia. Just to answer your question!
I think this is a classic example of "When is it OK to resurrect a thread?"
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:49 PM
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I THINK it's from Lucia di Lammemoor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoCNZPIGHQk
Yes, that's it, thank you. Like many of my generation, most of my early exposure to classical music was due to Warner Bros. I recognize a lot from those cartoons and had always been drawn to that piece. Nice to finally know what it is.
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