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Posted on: Oct 20 2007, 02:33 AM


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I'm sure everyone here is familiar with this particular aspect of jazz/swing music of the '30s and '40s.

What do people think of it?
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Posted on: Oct 20 2007, 02:27 AM


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I am intrigued with anything old. '40s (and even the '50s and '60s) is "old" to me.
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Posted on: Oct 20 2007, 01:55 AM


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I've got "Two-Left-Feet Syndrome". laugh.gif
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Posted on: May 30 2006, 03:11 AM


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I haven't seen many of her films except for "The Little American" -- yet I find the fact so fascinating that most of the time she was able to pull off playing juvenile roles -- even when she was in her early 30s! I heard that when she was 32 (my age!), she made a film called "Little Annie Rooney", and played a youngster of 12 or 13!

Was she pretty much the only mature actor in those days who was able to get away with this? Or were there others?
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Posted on: May 30 2006, 03:03 AM


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Has anyone ever heard of George and Olive Brasno? They were a midget brother/sister duo who have appeared in some movies in the 1930s, but I first became familiar with them when watching Our Gang Comedies. From a distance, they gave the appearance of 8 or 9-year-old little kids, but Olive was in her late teens and George was in his early 20s at the time.

Also, there was somebody known as "Little Billy" I saw in an all-star special film entitled "The Stolen Jools"

Something tells me that little person performers were very popular in those days.

Who can think of some others?
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Posted on: May 30 2006, 02:51 AM


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'20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, etc..... hey, if it's a "moldy oldie", I'm totally intrigued!!
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Posted on: May 30 2006, 02:43 AM


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Well, even though I've been away for quite awhile, I just want y'all to know I haven't forgotten this neat message board.

It's been so long, I almost feel like a newbie again! laugh.gif
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Posted on: May 30 2006, 02:33 AM


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I like the way people dressed in this era. It was as if people took more pains with themselves in their grooming.

Fortunately, these fashions seem to be making a comeback of sorts -- such elegant hats and dresses. I see them in various clothing catalogues. That's the kind of clothes I'd like to have for church.
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Posted on: Nov 23 2005, 03:50 PM


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I haven't been here for a while, but I must say I really enjoy this website and this message board. There is a lot of neat stuff here. I believe this nicely put together website is a pleasant G-rated change of pace from a lot of the garbage that's usually found on the Web.

Great work, Dismuke! wink.gif
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Posted on: May 22 2005, 11:14 PM


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I heard that there was an African-American group called the Ink Spots that was popular in the late '30s and the '40s. I've heard it said that they were the roots of what later became known as "doo-wop". Does anyone agree?
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Posted on: May 22 2005, 11:09 PM


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It's great to have you, amtrack88. Hope you have fun, here.
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Posted on: May 22 2005, 11:07 PM


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I'm probably a little late here (as I was offline at the time you joined), but welcome to you, MissOriole. This site is a lot of fun for those who appreciate and totally ENJOY the truly OLD, OLD stuff!
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Posted on: May 22 2005, 10:54 PM


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You want to know what's funny? Seeing old pictures of boys with the cropped (is that what it's called?) hairstyles that was so popular in the '30s and '40s, and knowing that a lot of modern boys have haircuts like that NOW! Some of them don't even realize how OLD those kinds of haircuts are!
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Posted on: Mar 12 2005, 03:24 AM


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A lady who was pushing 90 used to come to my house to visit. I was playing some of the music from Dismuke for her -- some of the stuff from the late '20s and '30s. She seemed to remember it pretty well. I sincerely believe she was amazed that I could even find such music on the computer, and play it!
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Posted on: Mar 12 2005, 03:10 AM


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I think I might know what you're talking about. I've heard something like what you're describing in old music, but as to whether or not it was done a lot, I cannot tell you.

That sound you're describing: isn't that sort of like in the Peanuts animated cartoons when their teacher (or any other adult) is supposed to be "talking"? No, wait.... that's "bwa-bwa-bwa"!! biggrin.gif
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Posted on: Feb 15 2005, 03:22 PM


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I'm mourning the recent loss of my mother.... is there a chance that I can find some music from this era in honor of mothers (or parents, in general)?
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Posted on: Nov 25 2004, 02:36 AM


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QUOTE(Murfunit @ Oct 2 2004, 05:21 PM)
As Dismuke points out, there is an interesting link to very old cylinder recordings that are restored very well: www.tinfoil.com. Therein, one will find samples of some ancient recordings (1890's).  A very nice historical perspective that actually illustrates the state of music prior to the jazz age revolution that began as early as 1917.  Provides a nice backdrop to the 1920's-30's music we enjoy.

Tinfoil is a GREAT site! Oh, it's SO much fun to go there! This stuff is right out of the "horse-and-buggy" era! Not many people in their thirties like me have any interest in learning about these gems. Well, TOO BAD! They're missing out, aren't they?!
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Posted on: Nov 16 2004, 03:49 AM


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Just curious as to what people's favorite silent films are (those who were fortunate enough to see a few of them).

Mine is "Modern Times", starring Charlie Chaplin -- the movie was ahead of its time for being made in 1936. It wasn't entirely silent, either, as there was sound in spots. Charlie played a lazy guy who worked in a factory and just wanted to live a life of complete ease and adventure. He made friends with a young girl who was left an orphan after her father was killed, and grew really close to her.

I also like the silent version of "The Ten Commandments" (the one made in 1923) in which they experimented with COLOR!!
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Posted on: Nov 16 2004, 03:34 AM


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Anybody remember when AMC (American Movie Classics) used to show silent films from the '20s and all the good stuff from the '30s through the '60s? And they had all those neat old-timey intermissions and newsreels? Is it just me, or has AMC taken a turn for the worse? I mean, once in awhile, they'll show a good (classic) flick, but that is very rare anymore.

Who here feels that AMC has seen better days??
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Posted on: Sep 16 2004, 01:50 PM


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I liked every Temple movie I've ever seen, but the one that seems to stand out is "Young People" (1940) in which she played the adopted daughter in a performing family trio, the Ballantines, who decide to retire, move to a small town, and settle down to try and live a normal life; however, when they get there, they are treated like dirt. "Heidi" (1937) is really good as well.... I like where Heidi gets her grandpa to start going to church, and when crippled Klara Sesemann (with the help of Heidi) walked to her dad as a Christmas present for him -- it drove that sourpuss scrooge Fraulein Rottenmeir absolutely bananas!
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Posted on: Sep 16 2004, 04:27 AM


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Another OPINION thread: What are your favorite Temple flicks? How did her acting as a young adult compare with her acting as a kid?
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Posted on: Sep 14 2004, 03:13 AM


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Hey there, Jeff! Never thought there'd be so many who would be into the REALLY moldy oldies, but if you're one who is, you've come to the RIGHT place! Anyway, welcome to the wonderful world of Dismuke! I have fun here, and I hope you do, too. wink.gif
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Posted on: Aug 12 2004, 01:12 AM


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I remember hearing a Frank Sinatra song on a radio documentary which played some of the music of the "class of '43". It was entitled "All or Nothing at All", and it was a big hit in that year. I have an understanding that this particular song was actually recorded in the late 1930s, and wasn't released until 1943. What was the deal with the delay of releasing this particular record?
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Posted on: Jun 20 2004, 02:23 PM


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OPINION TIME!!! Many of us are familiar with television programs such as "The Waltons". The 1972-1981 series involved the life of a family as they lived through the Great Depression and World War Two. This is one of my favorite shows. I enjoy it because of its '30s and '40s setting, in addition to the fact that it is top-notch programming. They have been airing this program on the Hallmark Channel, and I've had the opportunity to see it for myself. I believe they did an overall above-board job of creating the atmosphere for the the '30s and '40s. I've heard many say that toward the later seasons of the show, it began ceasing to resemble that era. However (aside from maybe a few anachronisms I can count on one hand), I'm inclined to disagree. I love how they occasionally worked in a few of the events of the Depression and World War Two into the storylines. One of my favorite episodes was "The Day of Infamy" -- the bombing of Pearl Harbor late in 1941, and how the Walton clan was affected by it.

Anybody's input on this would be nice (and I'm curious, too).

UPDATE: Some of you probably feel that this is unrelated to things usually discussed on this board, but I believe this IS early 20th century-related, as this is supposed to be about a show that is SET during that time. What I'm wanting is some OPINIONS, here, on how well this show painted a picture of the era in which it was set. In the event that there are no responses to this comment in a reasonable amount of time, I would like to have this post removed.
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Posted on: Jun 17 2004, 01:45 PM


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Hi, Calmius, and welcome to Dismuke! I have loads of fun here, and I certainly hope you do, too! I'm so thrilled that you've joined us! wink.gif
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