Back in those days before television Ozzie Nelson was known as orchestra leader and crooner rather than being dad of the year with no discernible means of support. My guess has always been that people were supposed to know that Ozzie was those things no explanation was necessary for the viewing audience.
Well this Vitagraph short subject was to show Ozzie in all his glory leading a band and crooning a number or two. As singer I always thought he was a second hand Rudy Vallee, he did for his alma mater Rutgers what Vallee did for the University of Maine. In fact one of the numbers here is Loyal Sons of Rutgers.
What's sadly missing is Harriet Hilliard. Now I wish she had been included in this short, she did in fact sing with the band as well as on screen big and small. On screen she's best known for her appearance in Follow The Fleet. Maybe Harriet was on maternity leave having David or Ricky.
Nice to see Ozzie at a useful occupation.
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