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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On a set resembling a yacht, Roger Wolfe Kahn leads his orchestra in several popular tunes of the day. Billed and un-billed guest acts also perform. At the end, Kahn thrills his guests by piloting a biplane.
Roger Wolfe Kahn,
Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra,
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,
Returns from a party and states that he's still hungry. He eats the cigar he was smoking and then does some shimmying around the room. He then proceeds to light and eat his matches and then... See full summary »
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
Placards worn by the striking kiddies at the beginning of the short include the following protests: "Change The Shape of Ice Cream Cones", "No Parent Should Be Allowed To Name Their Child Elmer", "We Want Our Ears Washed Once A Month", "No More Mechanical Dolls, We Want Real Sweethearts". "Cut Out the Baby Talk", "We Want To Be Seen And Heard", "Parents Should Never Strike Child Exept In Self Defense", "Down With Spinach", and "No Daddy Should Be Allowed To Wind Up Our Toys". See more »
I can do most anything, so think what I could do for you. I can do a Garbo and Mae West too. Come up and see me sometime. Get the idea, tall, dark and handsome...
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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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