Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois on March 17, 1977 · Page 20
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March 17, 1977

Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois · Page 20

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Thursday, March 17, 1977
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Economist Newspapers, Wednesday. March 16.1977 7 Three super nights were Monday, ITuesdayi Wednesday, March 7,8,9, as superstar Tom Jones performed in his dynamic and exciting way in the Columbian Supper Club of tfee Condesa del Mar in Alsip. Pictured on this page are highlights of the opening night. :] Singer Tom Jones took time: .between songs to talk with some who crowded around the stage, and accepted a rose or two from his ardent admirers. The giant stage was crowded with musicians, as the big orchestra with vocal narmonizers backed the star of the night; this picture shows Tom entering, singing as he came onto the stage. The Jones personality shone like a beaming light as many of Tom's fans approached him at stage- side to hold his hand, to present him flowers and gifts and even, some were kissed. ...,. . . · " · · . ' - ' } The ladies were delighted, the, audience was enthralled, as more and more femme fans^came to Tom to be kissed, and even the husbands joined in th»applause.. - ' \ Tom Jones was welcomed to the Condesa del Mar by the establishment's owner, Steven P. Gianmk Before the show opened, Condesa owner Steve Gianakas, and his daughter gave a warm welcome to Irv Kupciaet, that newspaper columnist and TV personality being one of-the many celebrities there opening night r Another view of the ladies (bles* them) came up front to meet the singing idol, to gift him and to b e kissed i n return. "T- , . - " - · - " " ' - : . · - ...-.·: ] -Of . - · ' - · · - . ' " . . · . - ^ Master of ceremonies on opening night was radio and TV personality Boy le- onard, shown here being welcomed by Steve. After the opening show was over, this picture was taken in the Condesa del Mar's main dining room; left to right are Steve Gianakas, his wife Matina, singing star Tom Jones and his son Mark Woodward, relaxing after the big evening and mayhap discussing Tom's newest recording,"Say You'll Stay Until Tomorrow," on the Epic labeL « i Disc jockey Connie Szerzan of "WIND presented Tom with a tape of greetings to him from her radio listeners*. Marie Thanos of the Barbara McGoldrick ap- Comedian George Miller Condesa staff met Mr. pears completely enchant- was official "wanner up- Jones and looks slightly ed as she met the singing per'", for the Tom Jones astonished after he kissed star; she is a personal as- show, displaying a most her. sistant to Mr. Gianakas. unique style of humor. Young George Gianakas, son of Steve, had his picture taken with the faned singer, who congratulated him on his aspiring ambitions, fol- taging the footsteps of his father. One femme fan, Nancy Gianakas, was fortunate to get on stage to present her flower to Mr. Jones and to be kissed in return.

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