• Created Date
  • 1936
  • Description
  • Larry Adler, musical entertainer plays harmonica. From the back: "Larry Adler goes to town--remember the old song about 'When Uncle Joe plays on his old banjo?' Well, Uncle Joe hasn't got a thing on Larry Adler and his harmonica as this study in expression shows. The pictures were made during the filming of a scene from Paramount's 'The Big Broadcast of 1937,' Adler not only has to work with his mouth but he conducts himself and his facial exp... more
    Larry Adler, musical entertainer plays harmonica. From the back: "Larry Adler goes to town--remember the old song about 'When Uncle Joe plays on his old banjo?' Well, Uncle Joe hasn't got a thing on Larry Adler and his harmonica as this study in expression shows. The pictures were made during the filming of a scene from Paramount's 'The Big Broadcast of 1937,' Adler not only has to work with his mouth but he conducts himself and his facial expressions change as rapidly as the flow of music from the harmonica. Adler plays a harmonica of his own design and no one, even Leopold Stokowski, has been able to see how he gets so much music out of it. Adler started playing the harmonica when he was a child and won a contest in Baltimore.". less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned at 600ppi with an Epson 20000 flatbed scanner. Image then rotated, cropped, level-adjusted, and sharpened using Photoshop CS3. Converted to a JPEG2000 image upon ingest into CONTENTdm
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