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During today's lecture detailing the transition of silent films to talkies, this Billy Murray song kept going through my brain!! So I'll post the song here, and now it can go through everyone else's brain, too. ? For those not familiar with Billy Murray, he was a very popular singer in the early 20th century and made LOTS of great records, mostly novelty songs. One of them was "Ever Since the Movies Learned to Talk" (1928 or 1929, depending on which of the several recording versions he made), written by Walter O’Keefe, Bobby Dolan, and James Cavanaugh. Here are the lyrics:
I am starting to flesh out my classic film book collection. And I have been trying to track down the best books on the history of the studio era, Scott Eyman's Lion Of Hollywood has been recommended to me as the definitive book about MGM, and there are others about Warner Bro's I am considering purchasing. I was wondering if anyone here can give me some recommendations, particularly for books about Fox, as there does not seem to be many out there. Thanks
I saw a film on TCM a while ago about a young girl and a man that pose as father and daughter (I think), in order to hustle a wealthy young man of his money. In the end the girl falls in love with the young man and the "father" decides to give up on the charade and let the girl tell everyone what their intentions were. Its an older film. I would say from the '20's-'30's. If i recall correctly its not a very long film either, maybe an hour or so. I can't remember the title or any of the actors but I would love to see it again for a movie/date night with my girl next week. Does anyone have a