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Last Minute Gifts Musical Minaudiere 1940s VOLUPTE

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Rare vintage minaudiere musical 1940s Volupte musical minaudiere / necessaire / vanity case ANNIVERSARY SONG wedding gifts

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An authentic 1940s minaudiere / evening 'bag' / carryall with Hollywood glamour!

This is such a wonderful find!

This Volupte carryall is large enough to carry your make-up, money & cigarettes for that special evening out when only authentic Hollywood glamour will do. The lid has musical notes in black enamel as this is a musical carryall. The tune it plays is The Anniversary Song from the famous 1946 film The Jolson Story - a musical biography which tells the life story of singer Al Jolson. It stars Larry Parks as Jolson, Evelyn Keyes as Julie Benson (Al Jolson's wife), Ludwig Donath and Tamara Shayne as his parents, and Scotty Beckett as the young Jolson.

Under the musical notes the lid is satinized as is the base. The lipstick holder slides into the exterior case & works perfectly. Push the thumb catch to activate the spring loaded catch & the case glides open to reveal a gleaming interior with a metal mirror that pulls down to reveal another compartment for paper money, credit cards & cigarettes.The original mirror sticker is in place announcing that this vanity plays 'The ANNIVERSARY SONG'. This compartment is also satinized which gives a luxurious feel to this accessory. Both sides of the metal mirror are excellent as is the whole interior. The powder well lid is signed 'Volupte U.S.A.' & the powder well contains the original Volupte puff which has never been used. Just near the lipstick compartment is the musical movement which is very sound. Turn the key clockwise & The Anniversary Song plays really well - such an enchanting song.

This vintage musical minaudiere measures 13.5 cm X just over 8 cm & weighs 297.8 grams.

About the film & the plot

The Jolson Story is a 1946 Technicolor musical biography which is said to tell the life story of singer Al Jolson. It stars Larry Parks as Jolson, Evelyn Keyes as Julie Benson (who is cast as Jolson's wife - Ruby Keeler), William Demarest as his manager,Ludwig Donath and Tamara Shayne as his parents, and Scotty Beckett as the young Jolson.
During a performance American burlesque performer Steve Martin offers to play a song for his audience, if they agree to sing with him. Only one person does sing, a young boy Asa Yoelson. Steve Martin is bowled over by Asa's voice. Asa realizes to his shame that he should be singing at the synagogue with his father. Asa arrives late, and is later reprimanded by his strict father & Asa dare not say where he has been. Steve Martin visits Asa's home & asks his parents if they will let him perform on stage. Papa Yoelson refuses & so Asa runs away to Baltimore where he is taken care of by Father McGee, the superintendent of the boys home. Asa's parents come to collect him & he says he will keep on running away unless he is allowed to go on the stage. As his voice breaks he becomes more determined to try different styles of singing & then he saw Tom Baron, a blackface entertainer who passes out. Asa as Al Jolson (his new persona) goes on stage to fill in for Baron. Oscar Hammerstein & Lew Dockstader are in the audience & his hired for Dockstader's minstrel show. One night Al hears the new jazz sound & forgets about his gig. He is fired by Dockstader.
Al goes to visit his parents & he is called by Tom Baron who is now a theatrical manager. He invites Al to join his Broadway show. Al insists on choosing his own songs, including the very famous 'Mammy'.
Eventually his popularity ensures he is the lead singer. At one of these shows he meets Julie Benson, played by Evelyn Keyes - this character was modelled on his wife Ruby Keeler & he falls in love with her immediately. After a few hours of meeting her he proposes & she accepts. But 'Julie' hates show business & wants him to give up the way of life. Eventually Al does this & they settled down to live in the countryside. Al refuses all job offers but one night when his parents are visiting him & Papa persuades him to sing The Anniversary Song as it is Papa & Mama Yoelson's anniversary. Then together with Tom Baron the group go to a night club. Al is reluctant as he fears he will be recognized. This does happen - the band leader & the crowd insist on Al singing. Julie walks out during the performance & out of his life as she feels she is preventing him from doing what makes him truly happy.

There is the story behind this adorable musical minaudiere.

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Date 1940s  1940s Antiques Material Brass Origin American Item code as395a1084 Status Sold

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