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This song has a special meaning for me because it is the only recording I have, or I think which exists, of my birth mother Patty Small Keeler’s voice. She recorded this song with her mother Mary probably in the 1960’s and it was released on Coral Records.

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I have had the pleasure of meeting a lot of great people during this journey and one of them is Glenn Santos who provided us with this great picture which I believe is from the New Jersey Steel Pier in the 1930’s. It shows Mary Small with Bobby Gilbert and Ralph Dumpke, but more importantly it shows Mary’s great and close friends, who gave her a huge break after she asked the for an autograph at the Hippodrome in Baltimore. Glenn, thanks for all of your support during this project and your own incredible research product, and hopefully soon we can hear the girls sing together again!

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Here are two extremely rare photographs from the Paramount Theater, circa 1934, showing entertainers Milton Berle and Mary Small.  Along with Eddie Cantor and other Vaudevillians, these entertainers really brought down the house in the 1930′s and helped create the foundations of entertainment as we know it.

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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/