This early example of the "backstage" musical genre tells the story of Kitty Darling, a fading burlesque star who tries to save her convent-educated daughter April from following in Mom's footsteps. Written by
She gave youth and beaty for Applause
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When April comes backstage to see Kitty after returning home from the convent, the shot from outside the dressing room shows Kitty sitting at her mirror and then turning to see April in the doorway. In the next shot, from inside the dressing room, she once again is sitting at her mirror and once again turns to see April entering. See more
I'm not goin' to get married unless I'm gonna be the boss.
Featured in 100 Years at the Movies
Give Your Little Baby Lots of Lovin'
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Dolly Morse See more