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The Yankee Doodler (1942)

Not Rated | | Short, Musical | 1942 (USA)
Ancestors of music videos, YANKEE DOODLER, ROSIE THE RIVETER, and DEAR ARABELLA were made during World War II for coin-operated jukebox devices found in restaurants, bars and train stations... See full summary »

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Herbert Moulton
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William Frawley
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Ancestors of music videos, YANKEE DOODLER, ROSIE THE RIVETER, and DEAR ARABELLA were made during World War II for coin-operated jukebox devices found in restaurants, bars and train stations. On built-in glass screens, they projected 16mm films of artists performing popular tunes. These examples, although not in perfect condition, are time capsules of their era. William Frawley was a vaudevillian and musical comedy performer decades before he played Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy.

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Short | Musical

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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1942 (USA) See more »

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Mono
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Bill Frawley; Entertainer and Teacher
10 February 2009 | by LightsCameraAction1See all my reviews

I recently acquired an original 16mm film print of this Soundie. I was thoroughly entertained and amused by this production, with Bill ("Professor") Frawley leading us through a great song. I HIGHLY recommend watching this Soundie. You'll discover and LOVE what World War Two-era patriotism was about....banding together for a common cause. Enjoy it for the historical (and HYSTERICAL) perspective. DON'T label this film "just another slap at ethnicities". It was meant to give continued strength to those who lived through those terrible war years. If you judge the Soundie in terms of "political correctness", then YOU WILL LOSE!"NOW, we're Gonna Fight, Gonna Fight, Gonna Fight...." BRAVO, "Professor" Frawley! Go to the head of the class!


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