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Gus Arnheim and His Ambassador Hotel Orchestra (1927)

Sitting at the piano, Gus Arnheim leads his Ambassador Hotel Orchestra - totaling twelve band members - in two musical numbers. The music is up-tempo typical of the roaring twenties. The ... See full summary »
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Gus Arnheim ...
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Sitting at the piano, Gus Arnheim leads his Ambassador Hotel Orchestra - totaling twelve band members - in two musical numbers. The music is up-tempo typical of the roaring twenties. The music is generally instrumental, however the second of the two numbers includes a singing trio, those members who take a break from the instrument playing. They finish their two number set in a standing position. Written by Huggo

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November 1927 (USA)  »

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Vitaphone production reel #2136. See more »

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Who-oo? You-oo! That's Who!
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Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
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Nice Vitaphone Musical
10 November 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Gus Arnheim and His Ambassador Hotel Orchestra (1927)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This early Vitaphone short has Gus Arnheim leading his eleven-man band with a couple numbers. I wasn't familiar with either number but I'm sure a bigger Arnheim expert could probably name them. Considering this film clocks in at just five-minutes there's really nothing going on except the music and that's quite okay because the two numbers are fairly entertaining. I'd be lying if I said either number was something memorable but I think fans of these Vitaphone shorts should at least be entertained through the short running time. Another plus is that back when these were made there wasn't a need to throw in silly stories or stuff like that. A decade later this here would have been stretched out to twenty-minutes but I enjoy these early ones that just stuck to the music. The camera-work isn't too bad for the day and I'd say that the audio was also very good for the time.


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