Monthly Archives: January 2011

Gift of Gab this Saturday at the Billy Wilder Theatre


One of Ruth Etting’s three biggest films is being shown this week in Los Angeles, so if you’re in the area, it’s a chance to finally see a formerly “lost” film! The UCLA Film and Television Archive’s salute to vaudevillians … Continue reading

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VIDEO | It Was So Beautiful, 1932


Ruth Etting sings It Was So Beautiful, which charted at #13 in 1932. The name of the film is omitted from the YouTube listing, but based on the costumes, the year, and the fact that it was produced by Vidafone, … Continue reading

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Universal Music Group donates Archive to Library of Congress

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Universal Music Group, the largest music conglomerate in the United States, has donated a collection of approximately 200,000 metal, glass and lacquer master discs dating between 1926 and 1948 to the Library of Congress. – Matthew Perpetua, Rolling Stone, January … Continue reading

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