There is also a reasonable version
by Glenn miller with Dinah Shore as the vocalist.
The song, All I do is dream of
you, is by Nacio Herb Brown [1896-1964], my favourite
Tin Pan Alley composer, and writer of most of the music
in Singing in the rain.
The Brown catalog holds some of the greatest standards
from his era. Accompanying the already mentioned “Singin’
in the Rain”, Brown also wrote “Temptation”,
“The Wedding of the Painted Doll”, “Eadie
Was a Lady”, “Pagan Love Song”, “All
I Do is Dream of You”, “You Are My Lucky
Star”, “I’ve Got A Feelin’ You’re
Foolin’”, “Broadway Melody”,
“Our Big Love Scene”, “A New Moon
Is Over My Shoulder”, “You Stepped Out of
a Dream”, “Love Is Where You Find It”
and “Make ’Em Laugh”.
[Quoted from songwritershalloffame.org]
However, unlike the moose, these birds actually have
a mysterious disease that causes them to behave as if
Meanwhile in Sydney, New South Wales:
“Here in Sydney, we get drunk Flying Foxes.
“For the unenlightened - Flying Fox = Fruit Bat.
These aren't cute little critters; they are 1m wingspan
evil-smelling loudly screeching bastards. That are also
somehow 'protected endangered species' despite there
being about 250,000 of them in Sydney alone.
“Flying Foxes LOVE Mulberries, especially mulberries
that have fermented on the tree. A drunken, screeching
ball of sharp-clawed ferocious anger smacking into your
face at speed is one of a Sydney summer's prime experiences.”
[Quoted from El
latest addition to the list is butter on a stick; deep
fried of course, for $4.
“The crowd watching the 60 gram slab of butter
dipped into cinnamon batter than stuck in the deep fryer
appeared to be both awed and horrified.
“ There are 59 foods on a stick and a variety
of deep fried versions, including deep fried Twinkies,
Snickers and Oreos.”
october 1939 - the phony war is under
way, and cigarettes are 3.75 new pence for 20
“New cigarette prices are changing smokers’
De Reszke cigarettes - 9d for 20, 4½d for10. No
discount for volume!
These ads are mostly from 1939.
Advertised by Bobby
Howes (musical comedy actor),
who lived to 77
10 for 4d, 15 for 6d, 20 for 8d [21 January 1939]
by Frances Day (actress), who lived to 75
by Evelyn Laye (actress), who lived to 95
10 for 4 ½d, 20 for 9d
by Peggy Woods (actress), who lived to 86
10 for 5d, 20 for 10d [14 October 1939]
Note that by October, the advert reader
was expected to recognise the slogan and recall the previously included “... offered you a cigarette, it would be a De Reszke - of course”.
As the war loomed near, note the large price hikes: 25% increase.
Well, cigarettes didn’t do them much harm - did they actually
smoke them, or were they merely paid for advertising, or did they
just get lucky?
December 2014: I am told that one cigarette now costs about 50p, or 120d (50p is the equivalent of 10 shillings or 120 pence).