One of a series of 2-Strip Technicolor one-reel shorts featuring an ensemble of children known as The Vitaphone Kiddies. The Three Gumm Sisters ('Mary Jane Gumm, Virginia Gumm and Frances Gumm - aka Judy Garland) were featured performers in the group. See more »
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 »
Long thought lost (some earlier bios of Judy Garland mention this film as being gone..) we are lucky to be able to see a very early view of Baby Gumm and The Gumm Sisters. Of course, later, we would know Baby Frances Gumm as Judy Garland. This short has a surreal look, the faded black and white tend to make the faces of made up kids look bizarre and Cirque du Soileil-like. All is strange and wonderful, then the Gumm sisters take the stage and we get a glimpse into the early Gumm sisters act. The camera obviously loves Frances and we see the scene-stealing she would be known for the rest of her life. This short is made available sometimes when Turner Classic Movies does a Judy special in June of each year, watch for it between movies as a time-killer.
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