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Five Foot Two

“Five Foot Two” is also known as “Has Anybody Seen My Gal”.

“Five Foot Two” was written in the early 1920s with music by Ray Henderson and lyrics by Sam M. Lewis and Joseph Widow Young.  It remained popular during and after WWII.

This first recording was in 1925 by The Californian Ramblers.  One of the first recordings can be heard at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqYJjA4aYXM.

Covers of “Five Foot Two” are numerous and include Mark Weber (2008), Shane Fenton and the Fentones, who named the song Five Foot Two and Mitch Miller who kept the titel Has Anybody Seen My Gal.

“Five Foot Two” was the theme song for the 1950s show The Ina Ray Hutton Show.

In the late 1960s and early 17970s, the soccer teams of England used an altered version of the song: “six foot two, eyes of blue [player’s name] is after you!”.

America in the 1920s:

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches  became popular

The Charleston, Fox-trot and shimmy were popular dances (Pts may respond well to calling the dances “jitterbug”)

Louis Armstrong was named the “king of jazz”

The radio was invented

Penicillin and Insulin were discovered

Rin-Tin-Tin was the most famous dog to star in movies 

Mickey Mouse became a famous cartoon character in Steamboat Willie

A.A. Miles wrote Winnie the Pooh

Stock market crash of 1929

Women get the vote

First talking movie, or “talkie” invented

Lauren Morrow, MT-BC

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