Marquee – Orpheum-Marquee-ca-1932-w-'The-Young-Bridge'-etc.-WEB

An early Orpheum marquee records its mix of film and vaudeville. “The Young Bride” with Hellen Twelvetrees was released in 1932. All Hoffman was a popular tin pan alley composer responsible for hits like Allegheny Moon, and Papa Loves Mombo. Hoffman was part of a jaming team that wrote a song that still disturbs me – or delights me: Mairzy Doats. The lyrics are few and repeated, but still hard to spell, althouogh not hard to remember – obsessively and a little bit daffy and divey.

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