Thursday, December 20, 2007

Cliffie at the Lido



Here's an amazing clip of Cliff Edwards managing to concentrate singing and strumming Hang on to Me while a sultry blonde does cigarette tricks. The clip is from the 1935 short, Starlit Days at the Lido. What I like best about this clip is that you can get a clear view of Cliff's unique strumming style: all fingers with thumb for accent notes. (If you can take your eyes off the girl, that is...) Link

(Starlit Days at the Lido is a bonus feature in this DVD collection, on the Roberta disc. Thanks to Vooper for the tip!)

7 comments:

Vooper said...

I googled this up though it might be a bit drastic to buy a boxed set to get it. Perhaps Netflix carries it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026942/dvd

Anonymous said...

Cliff Edwards in color???

My entire world is shaken. ;)


Best,
Gerald Ross

Anonymous said...

Kids, take up the ukulele and avoid smoking. Notice how Cliff's act rolls along so nicely, while the smoking girl's bit gets old. Quickly.

Gary said...

Gerald: not just color. TECHNICOLOR!

Gp

Gary said...

And I think perhaps that's Uni's grandmother doing the smoking...

Ian said...

Smoking still = sexy. mmmmm.

Gary said...

vooper,

Thanks for finding the DVD reference!

Gary

 
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