One of the great treasures I came across in researching entertainers who aided in the war effort for my film, The Little Girl with the Big Voice, was a recording Mary did with Jimmy Stewart. This clip comes from a bond rally show where Mary played an infatuated fan of Jimmy’s who didn’t realize he was standing right next to her. Mary spent not only the war years supporting the effort but continued her support afterwards so that our veterans could be funded as well as the country. They were both symbols of The Greatest Generation.
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An unapologetic portrait of iconic entertainer Mary Small, whose voice comforted millions through the Great Depression & WWII.
_The Little Girl with the Big Voice _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.