Baby Burlesk

Chris Lewis (CLEWIS@american.edu)
Thu, 11 Jan 1996 13:47:07 EDT

In the 1995 Kenneth Anger Biography by Bill Landis, he mentions a
short-lived trend whereby child-size versions of popular movies were
released sometime in the 1930s. They were referred to as Baby
Burlesks. The films included War Babies, The Runt Page, Glad Rags to
Riches, and Polly Tix in Washington, among others. A few starred
Shirley Temple so those are probably obtainable. Does anybody know
much about this genre and whether there is a vendor that carries
video versions?
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