The newspaper "The Morning After associated with The Night Before" has not much to print except for its radio news. Here, some of the articles come to life, like the ones about Baby Rose ...
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The newspaper "The Morning After associated with The Night Before" has not much to print except for its radio news. Here, some of the articles come to life, like the ones about Baby Rose Marie, Frank Novak, Jr., Roy Atwell, Tito Guizar Harriet Lee and Morton Downey. Written by
Stephan Eichenberg <email@example.com>
With the framework of a Walter Winchell like column talking about various radio entertainers, moviegoers got to see a lot of voices that people only knew from radio. The names that are possibly familiar today are Morton Downey and Rose Marie. Although Frank Nowak showed us his versatility with an act playing several musical instruments.
If people know Rose Marie it's from the Dick Van Dyke Show of the early Sixties when she was grownup. But in the Depression years before Shirley Temple she was a child star of considerable note. Look at her and I think you'll see Sally Rogers.
The name Morton Downey is associated with a loudmouth right wing talk show host who smoked like Edward R. Murrow without his class and died of what Murrow died of. But his father was a fine Irish lyric tenor coming up in that same era that Rudy Vallee, Bing Crosby and Russ Columbo did. They tried him as a movie star, but the senior Downey had a bit too much heft and girth to him to be accepted as a leading man musical star. Nothing wrong with his voice as he sings When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.
Not a great film, but an invaluable historical archive.
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