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Vintage original 9 x 12 in. US sheet music for a WWI-themed song entitled I'M GLAD I CAN MAKE YOU CRY, published in 1918 by Jos. W. Stern & Co. (NY) with words and music by Chas. R. MacCarron and Casey Morgan.


The American motion picture industry was quick to support the cause and used their stable of stars to pose for the cover illustrations of war-themed songs. This cover is posed by Alice Joyce and Evart Overton of the Vitagraph Company of America and features cover art by Starmer. It is in near-fine condition with a fragile but intact top left corner.


I'm Glad I Can Make You Cry was introduced in Guy Hill's Minstrels and sung by Harry Tenney.


Vitagraph Studios, also known as the Vitagraph Company of America, was a United States motion picture studio. It was founded by J. Stuart Blackton and Albert E. Smith in 1897 in Brooklyn, New York, as the American Vitagraph Company. By 1907, it was the most prolific American film production company, producing many famous silent films.


Major stars included Florence Turner (the Vitagraph Girl, one of the world's first movie stars), Maurice Costello (the first of the matinee idols), Harry T. Morey, Jean (the Vitagraph Dog and the first animal star of the Silent Era) and such future stars as Helen Hayes, Viola Dana, Dolores Costello, Norma Talmadge, Constance Talmadge, and Moe Howard. Larry Trimble was a noted director of films for Turner and Jean (he was also the dog's owner).


On April 20, 1925, Smith finally gave up and sold the company to Warner Bros. for a comfortable profit. The Flatbush studio (renamed Vitaphone) was later used as an independent unit within Warner Bros., specializing in early sound shorts. Vitaphone closed the Flatbush plant in 1940."

*(source: Wikipedia)



I'M GLAD I CAN MAKE YOU CRY (1918) US Sheet Music 01

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