“The Ragamuffins of New York…”


“Sugar Babe Blues”; Roosevelt Sykes (The Honey Dripper) [1906–1983]; Skyes; Columbia (37457); Publication date: November 21, 1941


PM, November 21, 1941, p.12 (Photos by Gene Badger, PM)

New York’s Thanksgiving: A Big Parade, and Turkey…


“Training Camp Blues”; Roosevelt Sykes (The Honey Dripper) [1906–1983]; Sykes; Columbia (37457); November 21, 1941


PM, November 21, 1941, p.13 (Photos by M Engel, PM)

… And the Ragamuffins, Featuring National Defense

The ragamuffins of New York capered as usual on Thanksgiving Day. Those pictured on this page were part of a Madison Square Boys’ Club parade on First Avenue. Many carried spot-news banners, an innovation encouraged by the Club as a substitute for traditional ragamuffin street begging…


“Ragamuffin Romeo”; Paul Whiteman [1890-1967] and His Orchestra; Vocal by Jeanie Lang (Mary Eugenia Wirick) [1911-1993]; Wayne & De Casta; Columbia (CB 88); ca. 1930


PM, November 21, 1941, p.22 (Unidentified photographer)

Hitchcock’s Latest Masterpiece… A Melodrama of the Mind

By Cecelia Ager

The film ideal is a blend of story-telling, writing, musical scoring, photographic composition, acting, developing characterization, cutting and direction – co-ordinated to achieve dramatic impact, an impact indigenous to the movies, impossible to any other art form…
PM, November 21, 1941, p.22


“The Finger of Suspicion Points at You”; Bonnie Lou [1924-2015]; Mann; Lewis; Parlophone (R 3989); 1954

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