Monday, May 10, 2004

Excellent article about 1950's plastic uke maker, Mario Maccaferri

The Jackson Sun interviews Maria Maccferri, wife of plastic uke kingpin Mario Maccaferri. ''Arthur Godfrey held up our ukulele on his show and said now your child can play a ukulele for only $5.95. The next day our phone wouldn't stop ringing,'' said Maria, 84, in an interview from her home in New York. ''Mario tried to pay him, but he would accept nothing. He said he wanted to stand there with a clear conscience and recommend the ukulele. It's so different today.'' Link


Anonymous said...

Anybody know what model uke Arthur Godfrey played?
And where is his uke today?

Unknown said...

I will be doing the same hopefully. Im so anxious to get them. Who are you going to for removal. I live in New Orleans, my plastic surgeon is in BAton rouge. I go monday for my consult to them out. Also is he doind capsule removal and suturing internal tissue?
cosmetic surgery baton rouge

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