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Let's Sing Grandfather's Favorites (1948)

Approved | | Short, Music | 8 August 1948 (USA)
Two generations ago, in the late nineteenth century, the popular music of the day was heard through various means such as at penny arcades, on new Edison talking machines and on pianolas. ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Scholl

Writer:

Jack Scholl
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The Melody Makers The Melody Makers ... Themselves
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice)

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Two generations ago, in the late nineteenth century, the popular music of the day was heard through various means such as at penny arcades, on new Edison talking machines and on pianolas. Perhaps the venue best remembered is the music hall. "While Strolling Through the Park" is recreated in a music hall setting. "The Bowery" is then presented on the streets of the Bowery (recreated on a soundstage). And then a dramatization of how Charles Harris came to write "After the Ball" is presented. Another dramatization of the lyrics to "In My Merry Oldsmobile" is then presented. "Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet" is sung by Ann Sheridan in a scene from It All Came True (1940). Each of these presentations is followed by a singalong version of the respective song. Written by Huggo

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Short | Music

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Approved
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Soundtracks

The Fountain in the Park
(uncredited)
aka "While Strolling Through the Park One Day"
Written by Ed Haley
Performed by The Melody Makers
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VH-1 And Before
22 August 2006 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

One of the numerous musical short subjects that the movie studios churned out, this one purports to offer you a sampling of songs from the Gay 90s and the Mauve Decade -- the latter being the first decade of the 20th Century. First they show you someone singing the song in the style of a Vaudeville performer of the era, then they offer you the words on the screen for a sing-along. The titles are "While Strolling the the Park One Day", "The Bowery", "After the Ball", "In My Merry Oldsmobile" and "Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet." Except for the first, all you get is the chorus.

Such featurettes were common to movie theaters. Indeed, photographs of early movie theaters advertise sheet music and performances; and Max Fleischer began his famous 'Follow the Bouncing Ball' series of cartoon sing-alongs in 1926


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1948 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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