NY NIGHTCLUB TRAVELS: HARRY DOWNING TAKES THE STAGE
Continuing this journey through old 1920s/early30's nightclub-land, above I've posted a song from the first all-talking feature, Warner Brothers 'Lights Of New York'. The picture quality is poor but you get to see a genuine nightclub performer of the era doing his shtick, giving you some idea of what the vibe in a 20s-era club was like. The performers name is Harry Downing. And for once the internet has completely failed to come to my aid, remaining peevishly silent on the life and career of the singer who, though short in stature, has proven to have longevity career-wise due to his appearence in this film.