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Ha!, it's Little Nell!
Q: I'm going back to college this fall for my postgraduate degree. Should I bring my tap shoes? I have some Miller & Ben's; they are pretty swank but I don't know if they have the capability to generate smoke and ghost thermometers.
According to Wikipedia, the hot flapper teacher chick in this clip also starred as the newspaper comic character "Blondie", in a series of 28 Blondie films made over the course of ten years.
Suck it, Daniel Radcliffe.
As early musicals go, there's not enough songs about anti-miscegenation laws on a Mississippi showboat for me.
The most interesting thing to me about these videos is seeing the people using the same, albeit more exaggerated, body language as my grandmother.
Don't worry, your grandkids will probably say the same about you when watching Transformers 3 at some vintage film festival.
Pre-code Hollywood sure was a hoot!