February 23, 2015

Crying for the Carolines- Spooney Melodies, 1930

A dark and wonderful bit from the Looney Tunes folks.

3 Comments:

Blogger The Other Front said...

Awesome!

February 25, 2015 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

More on the song here...

February 26, 2015 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger The Other Front said...

Sid Grauman, of Grauman's Chinese Theater fame, heard of him and asked him to come to Grauman's new Million Dollar Theater in downtown Los Angeles, where he shared the organ duties with Charlie (C Sharp) Minor. Minor would often leave the theater for hours at a time, Charles said in interviews over the years, so the teen-ager often worked 12 hours or more a day.

"And then Sid would call me late at night to go back to the theater to entertain his guests."

Those included Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, Jack Coogan (Jackie's father) and Carter de Haven, a famous actor of the day.

At the time, Charles was one of only a dozen or so theater organists in the country used at major movie houses, and he began to move around, to Chicago's Tivoli Theater and then back to Los Angeles, where the Paramount had just been built at 6th and Hill streets.

He also gave concerts in Philadelphia and Europe, often accompanied by symphony orchestras.

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February 28, 2015 at 3:10 PM  

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