Monthly Archives: December 2010

Some ideas for Christmas…

In the mood to add to your music collection this holiday season? Why not try something here, from Amazon.com.

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IMAGE | Ruth Etting in Hawaii

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Even celebrities go on vacation! Louie Despres blogs on a site called Give Me the Good Old Days and in January of 2009 he posted some snapshots of Hollywood stars and other celebrities in Hawaii, found in an old scrapbook … Continue reading

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Another new collection of Ruth Etting songs!

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Back in November I posted about two new collections of Ruth Etting’s music that were released the month before, but what I didn’t realize is that there was actually a third collection released during that same time period. Hits Of … Continue reading

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IMAGE | Whoopee Promotional Photos

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When Kenneth Irwin and Charles O. Lloyd’s new book, Ruth Etting: America’s Forgotten Sweetheart, was released late last year, I was particularly excited about the image on the front. I didn’t think I’d ever seen it before, and yet, it … Continue reading

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IMAGE | With A Ukulele

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Vintage prints sometimes solve mysteries, and sometimes lead to new questions… I went on a bit of buying spree a while back, and over the course of a year or two bought a bunch of images of Ruth Etting on … Continue reading

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VIDEO | Dancing with Tears in My Eyes, 1930

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b70WeV7cu8 Dancing with Tears in My Eyes was a number one hit for Ruth Etting in 1930, and it appears that it’s still very popular today. 52,761 views and counting for this video! This version is a clip from the … Continue reading

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IMAGE | The Great Depression

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Most of my favorite images of Ruth Etting are from the mid-1920′s – I like the jazz baby, art deco feel of her earliest images – most of which were shot in Chicago. When she hit New York in 1927 … Continue reading

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IMAGE | The Lost Photo

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In the mid-1920′s Ruth Etting had a thing for pearls – see 1, 2, 3, 4 if you want proof! But perhaps the most iconic image of her, with pearls, is an image that seems to only exist today on … Continue reading

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VIDEO | Love is Like That, 1931

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In 1931 Ruth Etting charted at #5 with Love is Like That, words and music by Benee Russell. It’s an interesting song – giddy and joyfilled – and then sad – and back again. Ruth Etting was known as “the happy … Continue reading

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