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Leo Beers: World Renowned Whistling Songster (1928)

Leo Beers, a renowned whistling songster, is sitting at a piano accompanying himself whistling a number of tunes. The tunes range from ballads to novelties to upbeats tunes. He also does ... See full summary »

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Leo Beers, a renowned whistling songster, is sitting at a piano accompanying himself whistling a number of tunes. The tunes range from ballads to novelties to upbeats tunes. He also does recitations and sings as part of some of those numbers, with one figuratively small sound effect coming from offstage. Written by Huggo

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6 October 1928 (USA)  »

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Aged Like Potato Salad In The Sun
18 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

Back in the 1940's and 50's, The Ed Sullivan Show had some really old acts from the Vaudeville days. They were crummy acts, like plate spinners, and they are, thankfully, gone now. It was the very early days of television and darn near any act would do. But there is a good reason you don't see plate spinners anymore- It's a stupid, boring act.

Leo Beers had an act like that DURING the Vaudeville era. He half sings, half talks, and whistles his way through a song I've never heard of. It's about a girl named Arabella that meets a traveling salesman and..... sorry, I got bored just thinking about it. I guess this sort of thing passed as entertainment once. It certainly doesn't anymore, but it was enough in the 1920's to get this guy on film.

But there IS a reason you've never heard his name. It's the same reason that Googling his name won't do you much good. This guy just wasn't very entertaining, and this short, shown on TCM, proves it.


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