Two teenage girls lend their fantastic singing voices to the cause when the city council threatens to replace the orchestra led by one girl's grandfather as the regular entertainment at the Sunday concert-in-the-park series.
Felix E. Feist
Created under the guidance of jazz impresario and Verve Records founder Norman Granz, this short captures the spontaneity of a jam session and is one of few film records of black jazzers of the day including tenor sax legend Lester Young.
George 'Red' Callender,
Orson Welles, on break from filming Othello, relates a tale he heard one spooky Irish midnight not so long ago when, driving through the countryside, he picked up a man with car trouble who told of a strange encounter with two hitchhikers.
The third of three different travelogues James A. FitzPatrick mined from Hone Glendinning's photography in late 1953 and early 1954. Lots of shots of the Hagenbeck Zoo, churches and streets comparing old and new sections.
A Traveltalks entry with briefs looks at the Painted Desert and San Francisco Peaks en route to the Grand Canyon. Once there, views are majestic from the rim-hugging road and up close from muleback while descending to the Colorado River.
Traveltalks entry highlighting the history, culture and scenic beauty of Scotland with stops at Perth, Inverness, Loch Ness, Culloden Moor, Glen Coe, and in St Andrews at The Royal and Ancient Golf Club and cemetery at the cathedral ruins.
This Warner Bros vignette features short snippets about well known people. It includes presidential candidate Warren Harding and his front porch campaign in his home town of Marion, Ohio where Al Jolson sang to the crowd; his successor, Calvin Coolidge; William Jennings Bryan at the 1920 Democratic convention where FDR was selected as the Vice Presidential candidate; the visit of the Prince of Wales; the so-called monkey trial that pitted Clarence Darrow against Bryan; Richard Bird as he trained for his flight over the North Pole; and finally George Bernard Shaw on a visit to America.Written by
A lot of old newsreels were combed to make this nostalgic short subject from 1956. It got an Oscar nomination for Best Short Subject.
A whole lot of political and other kind of celebrities from the 20s who many even in 1956 and more so now are forgotten are recalled in this compilation. With the exception of George Bernard Shaw and Alfred E. Smith they are all recalled with no voices.
The only left alive from the film was a baby who was pictured with her mother and grandmother. Ms. Elizabeth Windsor was carried by her mother who was Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons the Dutchess of York. They're both pictured with Queen Mary of Great Britain. All as we know became Queen of Great Britain with the babe now 91 years old and still reigning as same.
George Bernard Shaw gave us some of his Shavian wit, but the one best shown is Governor Alfred E. Smith of New York who was Democratic candidate for president in 1928. During his growing up on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Smith did some amateur theatrics for his church and small theatrical companies before he decided politics would be his field. He looks like he's having a rollicking good time in a rendition of the Bowery.
Always love films like these.
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