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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhPYwuPAmAY)

In this rare, rediscovered “By Request” ARMY-NAVY Screen Magazine episode, Mary Small sings requests from the troops. Incredible footage of American cities in the 1940’s. The Army-Navy Screen Magazine was a short film program, which was shown to the American soldiers around the world during World War II. It was produced from June 1943 until early 1946 by the Army Signal Corps under the supervision of director Frank Capra.

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Just dropped off #FleischerBrothers 16mm nitrate reel @point360 for preservation! Thanks #kickstarter backers 4 helping save history!

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A film that examines the struggles of women and children in the early 1930’s and 40’s through the eyes of Mary Small, a child prodigy, restless wife and dedicated mother whose resilience in the face of constant challenges made her a defining symbol of her generation.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marysmall/the-little-girl-with-the-big-voice-documentary