[Dixielandjazz] Re: the great "schnoz"

rahberry at comcast.net rahberry at comcast.net
Wed Oct 19 15:50:42 PDT 2005

I rented a very interesting documentary about Jimmy Durante from Netflix.

  ~  Rae Ann

> Regarding Ron L'Herault's comments about Jimmy Durante:  "He did record but
> not much if I remember correctly.  He can be heard in an early Shirley
> Temple movie I think  and I saw him sing and play a bit of piano in a Buster
> Keaton talkie not too long ago."
> Dear Ron (and friends),
> I won't get too involved with this thread (hooray, I hear you cheer) as
> there is more than enough information available via Google.
> A jazz bio, a record listing and recorded examples of the jazz bands he
> played with can also be found on the indespensible Red Hot Jazz site.
> Quite a few of the band titles (1919-1922) featuring him are currently
> available on CD. I have details if required.
> The Shirley Temple film was 'Little Miss Broadway' (1938) and Jimmy was cast
> as Jimmy Clayton, leader of the Jazz Bandits.
> The Buster Keaton film you recall could have been one of three made when MGM
> teamed Durante and Keaton for commercial reasons. An unhappy partnership by
> all accounts.
> 'The Passionate Plumber' (1932), 'Speak Easily' (1932) and 'What! No Beer?'
> (1933).
> Kind regards,
> Bill. 
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