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A Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic (1929)

 -  Short | Music  -  4 May 1929 (USA)
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A simple filmed performance featuring Cantor, done up in his stage minstrel makeup, allegedly at the Ziegfeld Theatre Roof Garden, but actually filmed on a soundstage at the Paramount Astoria studio.

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Eddie Cantor
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Richard Dix
Mary Eaton ...
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A simple filmed performance featuring Cantor, done up in his stage minstrel makeup, allegedly at the Ziegfeld Theatre Roof Garden, but actually filmed on a soundstage at the Paramount Astoria studio.

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Eddie Cantor's Automobile Horn Song
Written by Clarence Gaskill, Charles Tobias, Dave Bennett and Harry Carlton
Performed by Eddie Cantor
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Eddie Cantor was a little amusing, though not hilarious, in the short A Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic
26 December 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this rarity on YouTube. It's a performance of Eddie Cantor in a nightclub setting and he's in blackface throughout. Supposedly, it's after hours and Cantor has just finished his Broadway performance so he's now telling some jokes and singing some songs. He also points to his audience many of his celebrity co-stars from his current show. The whole thing has the feel of a concert film with actual audience members laughing and clapping through the entire thing. To tell the truth, I didn't find myself sharing in the laughs of that audience during some of this short though I was amused at his cracks at Henry Ford especially when comparing how successful Cantor's fellow Jews were in selling second-hand cars than Ford was in selling new ones! The songs he sang were also pretty entertaining though hardly memorable. In summary, A Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic seemed like an interesting time capsule of a bygone era though I probably had to have been there to really get the feel of what it was like then.


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