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Directed by:
Lewis Collins, American, 1899 - 1954  Search this
Subject of:
The Tailor Maids, American, founded 1950  Search this
Gene Howard, American, 1920 - 1993  Search this
Owned by:
Ernie Smith, American, ca. 1925 - 2004  Search this
acetate film
Duration (digital file): 00:04:30
Physical extent (film): 200 ft
sound films
black-and-white films (visual works)
16mm (photographic film size)
film clips
Place made:
United States, North and Central America
A 16mm motion picture film with performances by The Tailor Maids and Gene Howard in the film Artistry in Rhythm. It consists of a single reel of positive, black-and-white,16 mm acetate film with bilateral variable-density optical sound. It opens with two women holding a banner that reads [SIBONEY / BY / THE TAILOR / MAIDS]. The picture then quickly cuts to The Tailor Maids singing the song "Siboney." Stan Kenton and His Orchestra can be seen performing in the background. At the end of their performance, the women with the banner return with a new banner that reads [SHE'S / FUNNY / THAT / WAY / BY / GENE HOWARD]. Immediately after, singer Gene Howard walks unto the stage and sings "She's Funny That Way."
African American  Search this
Film  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift in memory of Ernest (Ernie) R. Smith, Jazz Historian
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Restrictions & Rights:
© Universal Pictures
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture