The mesmorizing and tragic true story of the iconic Mary Small, a child prodigy, radio singer and Broadway star whose moxie and resilience made her a defining symbol of the Greatest Generation. Despite her success as one of the most recognizable performers of the Golden Age and a fifty year career in show business, she disappeared into obscurity, died penniless and was buried in an unmarked grave. This revealing biography by her long lost grandson breathes life into the obituary she never received yet so richly deserved.
Winner of Best Short Documentary at the Burbank International Film Festival (2015), Official Selection Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival (2015) and Official Selection of the New York Independent Film Festival (2015).
David S. Siegel has done a tremendous job here in capturing the voices of a number of individuals who made such significant contributions to not just radio but our culture. He elicits more than just facts in these interviews, he allows these actors, singers and writers to really open up in ways they hadn’t before. My research into Mary Small benefited greatly from his interview with her and opened up new lines of investigation I would have otherwise not had. I am thrilled that this book is available to offer a glimpse into not just a different era, but in so many ways a different outlook on life and the entertainment business.