An number of extraordinarily talented youngsters perform before Santa. May Parish sings The Hobby Horse Parade. Jackie Clune does a stunning rendition of When Irish Eyes are Smilin'. Sybil ...
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The Nicholas Brothers,
The 3 Whippets
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Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle,
Al St. John,
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An elderly barber shop owner wins a sweepstake and uses the winnings to elaborately remodel his run-down shop. For in-house entertainment he hires his musician friends as the jazz orchestra and the four shoeshiners are skilled tap dancers.
Claude Hopkins & Orchestra,
An number of extraordinarily talented youngsters perform before Santa. May Parish sings The Hobby Horse Parade. Jackie Clune does a stunning rendition of When Irish Eyes are Smilin'. Sybil Elaine delights with her impersonation song. The rest dance, tumble, sing and Nancy Gonzalez plays La Cucaracha on the accordion. Written by
Gus Edwards started as a vaudevillian and wound up as a song writer, publisher and organizer of shows on the stage and radio in which young children performed. His two best known songs are "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" and "School Days".
Mr. Edwards does not appear in this revue, but he was so well known that his name was worth paying for this short. A bunch of children show up to throw a show for Santa Claus. While some of the performers are astonishing in their abilities at very tender ages, the net effect is slightly creepy to a modern viewer like me, as they ape adult manners -- in a strictly PG manner. Still, there's no doubt about their ability -- although the kid who sings "Dinah" is little better than Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer.
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