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Water for Elephants


Water for Elephants, a new film starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinsonis, is set for release on April 22, 2011. “Veterinary school student Jacob (Robert Pattinson) meets and falls in love with Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), a star performer in a … Continue reading

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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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Film Shorts

Musical short subjects were produced to play as part of a theatrical package before the feature attraction. These mini-movies, with an average running time of 10 minutes, also served as a means for studios to test new talent in front … Continue reading

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Hips Hips Hooray!


Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey were a Vaudeville team who transferred their act to the big screen in a series of zany comedies. Hips Hips Hooray is generally considered one of their best films, and featured tap-dancing chlorines and Ruth … Continue reading

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Gift of Gab


Directed by Karl Freund, with a screenplay written by Rian James, from a story by Jerry Wald and Philip G. Epstein, Gift of Gab starred Edmund Lowe and Gloria Stuart, with Ruth Etting, Boris Karloff, and Béla Lugosi, in supporting roles. … Continue reading

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Roman Scandals


In his book book Ginger, Loretta and Irene Who? (1976), George Eells calls Ruth Etting, The Box-Office Bait. Samuel Goldwyn used her enormous popularity at the time to entice people to see the movie Roman Scandals and gave her only a very … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor


In 1927, Ruth Etting debuted on Broadway in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1927, starring Eddie Cantor. They worked together again the very next year on Broadway, in the musical comedy, Whoopee! and in 1933, in the film, Roman Scandals. Mr. … Continue reading

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Full Length Films Roman Scandals (1933) United Artists, USA, Black and White, 92 minutes Bright musical comedy with Eddie Cantor as a wistful young man from Oklahoma, who daydreams his way back to the hey-day of ancient Rome and causes all … Continue reading

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Road to Perdition soundtrack

Ruth Etting’s “Whose Honey Are You?”, recorded in 1935 appears in this 2002 movie and on the soundtrack CD. For more information, please see Road to Perdition on IMDB. This post was imported from the old Ruth Etting News section of

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