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Vintage original 9.25 x 12.25 in. US sheet music from the 1920's tenement-themed silent film comedy/drama, LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY, released in 1925 by United Artists and directed by William Beaudine, with Mary Pickford on the cover.


Published in 1928 by M. Witmark & Sons (NY), the song is entitled Little Annie Rooney, with lyric and music by Michael Nolan. As indicated on the top of the front cover, this is the "Souvenir Edition" sheet music which features a large image of Little Annie Rooney (Mary Pickford) lighting the candles on a birthday cake for her policeman father...who doesn't make it back home ever again. The interior consists of 3 pages of music "with ukulele arrangement." It is in fine- condition.


*"Little Annie Rooney is a 1925 American silent comedy-drama film starring Mary Pickford and directed by William Beaudine. Pickford, one of the most successful actresses of the silent era, was best known throughout her career for her iconic portrayals of penniless young girls. After generating only modest box office revenue playing adults in her previous two films, Pickford wrote and produced Little Annie Rooney to cater to silent film audiences. Though she was 33 years old, Pickford played the title role, an Irish girl living in the slums of New York City.


The film was a critical and commercial success, becoming one of the highest-grossing films of 1925. Restored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2014, Little Annie Rooney is remembered today for Pickford's performance and the high quality associated with its production."

*(source: Wikipedia)

*"The tenements are home to an international community, including the friends and family of a tough young ragamuffin named Annie Rooney, but their neighborhood may be threatened by a dangerous street gang."

*(source: IMDb)



LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY (1925) US Sheet Music 01

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