Coming back from a Ocean trip to New York, Loyce Whiteman, Harry Barris and Art Jarrett decide to visit composer Burton Lane, who is also aboard to rehearse a little. Saxophonists Benny ...
See full summary »
Jerry Wald has to write about radio, visiting Sid Gary gives him the tip it might be more easy for him to write this article at the radio station than at his newspaper office. At the studio... See full summary »
J.C Flippen acts as MC on a broadcast from a short vacation cruise of many New York based radio personalities of 1932. Among them are Tess Gardella, Johny Marvin, Bill Hall, Baby Rosemarie ... See full summary »
Jay C. Flippen,
An immigrant has become a mailman on Radio Row. One of his first duties is to deliver letters to Bunny Poe, Vera Van, Ramon & Rosalie and George Jessel, each of them is doing a specialty, ... See full summary »
A radio salesman is trying to sell some gypsies a radio. But they have their easy to operate crystal ball, that even works as a TV. They show him how easy it works by listening to the ... See full summary »
The Happines Boys Billy Jones and Earnie Hare are invited to a party, but separate themselves from the rest of the guests, so they can not be urged to perform. However, they are watching ... See full summary »
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 ... See full summary »
Frank Novak Jr.
Coming back from a Ocean trip to New York, Loyce Whiteman, Harry Barris and Art Jarrett decide to visit composer Burton Lane, who is also aboard to rehearse a little. Saxophonists Benny Krueger and Rudy Wiedhoeft meet and joke with their instruments, also commenting on prohibition. Songstress Sylvia Froos is singing at home while reading the paper. When she reads a story about a new scandal involving another young performer, she is glad that the press will never find out about her new pyjamas, but then a reporter shows up from under her bed. Written by
Stephan Eichenberg <email@example.com>
Curious little nothing from the transition from vaudeville to radio
A quick little look at early radio performers. very transitional picture as the roster is made up of former vaudevillians who wouldn't make it in Radio or the film industry. For example there is a tenor, once the kings of show business in vaudeville, burlesque and especially Broadway shows. The introduction of the electronic microphone and amplified sound systems, electronically recorded records etc. meant that baritones like Gene Austin and Bing Crosby - the so called 'crooners', would dominate and virtually doom the tenor from popular show business.
They were dead in 1932 only nobody knew it yet. Yet here it is in this package and a very early credit (writing, producing and directing) for Jerry Wald. One wonders if and from whom Wald stole the idea from. A rare visit from classic songwriter/show tune composer Burton Lane is slightly interesting but obviously this series didn't last too long and Wald soon graduated from this and by 1935 was getting writing credits on features. Today it has very little entertainment value and is merely of curiosity value and as an artifact of the more mundane levels of the show business of the era.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?