Could Mae Murray sing?

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Could Mae Murray sing?

Unread post by brendangcarroll » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:10 am

I recently came across a clip of Mae Murray singing a song at the piano (from the 1930 talkie remake of PEACOCK ALLEY).

IMDB says (under the trivia listing for this film) that she lip synced the song.

Well, I've watched it several times and if she is miming, live on canera, she's doing an amazing job. Especially as this was her first ever talkie and it's 1930!

I don't believe it coud have been post-dubbed either.

So I wonder? Could she really sing as well as this?

What say the experts here?

The clip is on Youtube
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Re: Could Mae Murray sing?

Unread post by Harlett O'Dowd » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:28 am

brendangcarroll wrote:I recently came across a clip of Mae Murray singing a song at the piano (from the 1930 talkie remake of PEACOCK ALLEY).

IMDB says (under the trivia listing for this film) that she lip synced the song.

Well, I've watched it several times and if she is miming, live on canera, she's doing an amazing job. Especially as this was her first ever talkie and it's 1930!

I don't believe it coud have been post-dubbed either.

So I wonder? Could she really sing as well as this?

What say the experts here?

The clip is on Youtube
When she worked for Ziegfeld, she was known primarily as a dancer (and clothes horse.) Barrios repeats that she was dubbed in PEACOCK ALLEY

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