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NYC Independent Film Festival Premiere Date Announced! For those of us who can join us for our New York Premiere, the film will screen on Thursday, October 15th at the Producer’s Club @ 358 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036.  Tickets can be purchased here:  https://www.nycindieff.com/session/romy-i-am-shy-the-little-girl-with-the-big-voice

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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

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On this day in #history in 1921 singer Mary Small was born.  She would entertain audiences for over 70+ years yet die penniless and a ward of the court.  Her incredible life story is being told for the first time in a new documentary… The Little Girl with the Big Voice.

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Vic Mizzy, Mary Small and other entertainers comfort a soldier injured on the battlefield in WWII. When we were putting this documentary together we had the chance to speak with Joe Frankin who gave me this quote: Eddie Cantor used to say you know, you go to a grocery store you gotta pay for the milk, you go to a meat market you gotta pay for the liver, but entertainers, they don’t get paid, they get asked all the time to do benefits…and anybody who called Eddie Cantor or Mary Small for a benefit… they were there!

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Making this documentary has given me the great opportunity to know H. Kevin Miserocchi, who is the Executive Director of the Tee and charles addams foundation in New York. Kevin was instrumental in helping me develop this story and guide it to the place where it is now and we are eternally grateful to him, not just for his friendship and help with this project, but for his commitment to the legacy of charles addams. Thanks, Kevin! Be sure to check out the foundation at http://www.charlesaddams.com/