Excerpts from Castle Films' "Snowtime Serenade," originally released in 1941 as "Jingle Belles." Introduced by Gloria Jean, who starred in this film at the age of 14. In the Fireside Medley, the fellow with the mustache on the far left is Thurl Ravenscroft, who sang "You're a Mean One, Mister Grinch." Here he's the bass of the Four Sportsmen.
I love the old time films.....and she lives in Hawaii yet......such a tough life.....eh?
Actually, where she lives in Hawaii is more like Green Acres than Beverly Hills! Out in the middle of nowhere, going up the mountains between Hilo and Volcano. But she's happy with her son and his family. If you want to see more clips of Gloria, please visit GloriaJeanSings.com. And in Merry Podcast #9, she talks about Mel Torme playing "The Christmas Song" for her before it was published. She's had a remarkable life!
Wow, believe this or not, but that is the very first time I ever heard of or watched anything from Gloria Jean (that I know of)! I loved it.... Now, i'm going to have to find this movie to watch the whole thing! Thank you!
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