Photos From Jimmy's Fans
James Darren and Connie Stevens
James Darren and Pat Chelton
Mt. Airy Resort and Casino in Pa on Friday, 7/24/09
South Point Show on May 22, 2009
Interview with Duke Morgan at the South Point
from Mary Gato
PA, March 2006
from Robin Stinson
PA, March 2006
from Jeff Williams
Suncoast, Las Vegas
This was taken on the USS Oceanic in December 1967. (I'm on the right, age 13.) There were very few teens on the boat and he was nice enough to come down and hang out in the game room and play pinball with us.
Mari Janet Soderberg
from Deb DiCanto
Picture provided by Margaret Johnston
Pictures provided by Judy Ravner
On Saturday, August 18th, 2001, after having performed to packed houses in 1950's Las Vegas and packed holosuites in the 24th Century, Vic Fontaine (or at least his portrayer, James Darren), wowed an audience in yet another century with an outdoor free concert in Marina Del Rey, California.
James was backed up by the Gregg Field Big Band, which includes former members of The Count Basie Orchestra and the pianist from Doc Severinsen's Tonight Show band, and which is also the band on James' new CD, "Because of You". He sang a full evening's set of finger-snappers and ballads from his new CD and from the previous one, "This One's From the Heart", including numbers familiar to his DS9 fans such as "Come Fly With Me", "I've Got You Under My Skin", and "The Best is Yet to Come" (unfortunately without Benjamin Sisko). He also included tributes to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and even managed a sincere version of "Gidget".
Onstage James thanked DS9 and particularly Ira Behr for reviving his singing career, which had been dormant for some twenty years before he took the role of Vic Fontaine. He says that Ira told him on the set "You've gotta start singing on stage again, you're having way too much fun". James did not inform the audience whether or not the shoes he was wearing that night were the pair he owns that once belonged to Dean Martin, and which he wore during every Vic Fontaine episode.
After the set James autographed CD's and posed for pictures with the fans.
© 2001 Michael J. Fijolek