Georgie Price tells Bryan Foy, who is to direct his short film, that he is nervous about performing to a camera and microphone instead of an audience. He then sings a couple songs, in an Al Jolson/Eddie Cantor style.




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This short begins with dialogue between Georgie Price and the film's director on the Vitaphone set. Georgie is reluctant to make the short because working on a film set makes him nervous - there's no audience and too much distraction. Frank provides him with an audience in the form of the all-male crew. Georgie then asks the crew what song he should perform, and one of them yells out, "Give Me Your Hand, Madam." To which Georgie replies, "I knew I shouldn't have worn a red tie today!" (A reference to the common practice at the time of gay men wearing red ties to signal their intentions.) Georgie then sings two songs to close out the short. Written by Anonymous

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Vitaphone Studios use the Baldwin exclusively


Short | Comedy | Musical






Release Date:

20 August 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Georgie Price in Don't Get Nervous  »

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Sound Mix:

(Vitaphone) (Western Electric Apparatus)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reel #841 See more »


Featured in Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002) See more »


Sweetheart's Holiday
Music by J. Russel Robinson
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Performed by Georgie Price
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Uncomfortable on Camera
20 January 2013 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Nervous about appearing in a talking "short" one-reel film, entertainer Georgie Price tells director Bryan Foy he doesn't want to go on with the shoot. When provided with an audience like he is accustomed to in the theater, Mr. Price is convinced to proceed. He performs "Hello Sunshine, Hello" and "Sweetheart's Holiday" along with some "stand-up" comedy. Neither song was a big hit for Price, although he had several as a radio and recording star during the 1920s. Also a vaudeville star, Price was a natural pick for potential movie stardom in the wake of the mania revving up with Al Jolson and "The Jazz Singer" (1927). He was not as successful in the new medium, but there were a few better appearances in Price's future.

**** Don't Get Nervous (7/29) Bryan Foy ~ Georgie Price, Bryan Foy, Frank McNellis, Harold Levey

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