Big thanks to H. Kevin Miserocchi of the Tee and Charles Addams Family foundation for this nice gift, a limited edition reissue of the Addams Family television soundtrack, and also for the nod to Mary Small on the liner notes!!! A great way to begin wrapping up a great journey, and nice to know the story of these talented entertainers continues to live on!
We had a terrific time screening the film in RI. Great films and discussions with amazing filmmakers in an architecturally marvelous setting. Here’s some of the photos from our trip.
New One-Sheet & DVD Screener Covers for The Little Girl with the Big Voice
Just dropped off #FleischerBrothers 16mm nitrate reel @point360 for preservation! Thanks #kickstarter backers 4 helping save history!
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.
In honor of the passing of Mary Doyle Keefe today, 4/22/15, at the age of 92, “We Can Do It!” has been a phrase that’s rung throughout the hearts of many generations of American women, and we thank you
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.
Thanks to Alan Eichler and the folks at Jasmine Records you can now hear many of Mary Small’s greatest hits compiled on their record, I Like It, I Like It. Thank you Alan for putting this amazing tribute together. You can get a copy of the CD simply by donating at our Kickstarter Campaign…
RIP Ronny Lee… Tonight we learned the unfortunate news that Ronny Lee, one of the stars of The Little Girl with the Big Voice died of cancer surrounded by friends and family in New York. Ronny was a tremendous talent and a friend of my grandmother in moments she needed him most. He was a wonderful, kind man who left the world with countless gifts, many of which can be found in homes throughout the world. His bestselling books were sold everywhere and for good reason. Ronny’s influence was significant and he even has a guitar named after him, a 1962 Gretsch. He will be dearly missed.
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/