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Blossom Seeley & Benny Fields

 

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"Hello Blossom"

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This vocal duet featuring Blossom Seeley and Benny Fields accompanied by pianists Charles Bourne and Phil Ellis (billed as the Music Boxes) is an excerpt from a Vitaphone short filmed in July 1928.

The vaudeville team of Blossom Seeley and Benny Fields played the Palace Theatre in its Golden Era, they always had the No. 1 spot, even when sharing the bill with such stars as Jack Benny, George Burns and Gracie Allen, and George Jessel. Burns and Allen would remain their closest lifelong friends. In 1928, they filmed one of the very first Vitaphone sound shorts, "Blossom Seeley and Benny Fields", in which Blossom introduced the song "Hello, Bluebird", later re-popularized by Judy Garland in the movie "I Could Go On Singing." In 1952 the story of their marriage and career was made into the movie "Somebody Loves Me" starring Betty Hutton and Ralph Meeker, which revived their careers leading to a string of TV appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show.



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