This MGM short film, part of the A Pete Smith Specialty series, takes a humorous looks at photography. Starting with Louis Daguerre's first photo, which terrified his maid, to wedding ... See full summary »
This RKO-Pathe short film promotes the need for cooperation and neighborliness in the event of a nuclear disaster and associated civil defense procedures. After preaching the power of ... See full summary »
Hollywood stars participate in a Mexican-themed revue and festival in Santa Barbara. Andy Devine, the "World's Greatest Matador", engages in a bullfight with a dubious bovine supplied by ... See full summary »
Eduardo Durant's Rhumba Band,
The Spanish Troubadors,
A musical revue featuring children, primarily girls, is presented. The first number has a chorus of girls performing a high kicking dance routine with tambourines, before two soloists, a ... See full summary »
Mary Jane Gumm,
Music by Edward Ward
Lyrics by Al Bryan
Sung by an unidentified Vitaphone Kiddie and danced to by others
Published by Harms Inc.
Originally from the First National picture Paris (1929) See more »
Bubbles is of interest to fans of Mae Questal and Judy Garland and no one else
When I found a bio of Mae Questal on Wikipedia, I discovered that one of her films was something called Bubbles. That title fascinated me so I clicked that name and found out that Judy Garland-who was still known at the time as Baby or Frances Gumm and was performing with her much older sisters at age 7-was also in this short. In fact, it might have been her film debut. Anyway, the future Betty Boop sang at the beginning and sounded pretty good. Ms. Garland herself has a brief solo but I really couldn't understand what she sang. Still, she also sounded pretty good. I should mention that she, and many other kids, are in costume. Also, those other kids do some dancing that weren't very exciting, to tell the truth. All of them seem to be watched by a middle-aged man who, yeah, does seem creepy! In summary, Bubbles is a fascinating curio for any Questal and Garland completists out there but I don't really recommend this.
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