Queens of Harmony (1937)

10 mins | Musical, Performance | 29 August 1937

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HISTORY

It was the policy of Phil Spitalny's all-girl Hour of Charm Orchestra to bill the band members only by their first names. Evelyn Kaye Klein is billed on screen as Evelyn and her Violin. Maxine Moore is billed onscreen simply as Maxine. Although Evelyn and her Violin; Maxine; the vocal trio The Three Little Words (Frances, Connie and Ferne) and the duo Rochelle & Lola receive prominent on screen billing in this musical short, they are not singled out or featured in any of the numbers. The Hour of Charm radio program aired at various times over the CBS and NBC radio networks from 1934 to 1948.
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It was the policy of Phil Spitalny's all-girl Hour of Charm Orchestra to bill the band members only by their first names. Evelyn Kaye Klein is billed on screen as Evelyn and her Violin. Maxine Moore is billed onscreen simply as Maxine. Although Evelyn and her Violin; Maxine; the vocal trio The Three Little Words (Frances, Connie and Ferne) and the duo Rochelle & Lola receive prominent on screen billing in this musical short, they are not singled out or featured in any of the numbers. The Hour of Charm radio program aired at various times over the CBS and NBC radio networks from 1934 to 1948.
       Duration 10:14.

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PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
SONGS
"My Isle of Golden Dreams," lyrics by Gus Kahn, music by Walter Blaufuss (1919, Jerome H. Remick & Co.)
"Alabama Barbecue" by Benny Davis and J. Fred Coots (1936, Mills Music, Inc.)
"Sing You Sinners" words and music by Sam Coslow and W. Franke Harling (1930, Famous Music Corp.)
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SONGS
"My Isle of Golden Dreams," lyrics by Gus Kahn, music by Walter Blaufuss (1919, Jerome H. Remick & Co.)
"Alabama Barbecue" by Benny Davis and J. Fred Coots (1936, Mills Music, Inc.)
"Sing You Sinners" words and music by Sam Coslow and W. Franke Harling (1930, Famous Music Corp.)
"Tiger Rag" by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band (1917, Leo Feist, Inc.)
"The Lost Chord" words by Adelaide A. Proctor, music by Arthur Sullivan (1877, Edward Schuberth & Co.)
"Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" (composed in 1847, published in 1851 by Senff and Ricordi).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
29 August 1937
Duration(in mins):
10
Length(in reels):
1
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Under opening titles, Phil Spitalny's all-girl Hour of Charm orchestra plays their theme song, "My Isle Of Golden Dreams." This is followed by the Hour of Charm glee club singing "Alabama Barbecue" (introducing "Sing You Sinners"). The orchestra performs an up-tempo rendition of "Tiger Rag," then the glee club returns to sing "The Lost Chord." Finally, the orchestra plays "Hungarian Rhapsody # 2 by Franz ...

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Under opening titles, Phil Spitalny's all-girl Hour of Charm orchestra plays their theme song, "My Isle Of Golden Dreams." This is followed by the Hour of Charm glee club singing "Alabama Barbecue" (introducing "Sing You Sinners"). The orchestra performs an up-tempo rendition of "Tiger Rag," then the glee club returns to sing "The Lost Chord." Finally, the orchestra plays "Hungarian Rhapsody # 2 by Franz Liszt."

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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