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Hollywood and the Pump Organ

Although it’s not uncommon to see an actor playing a piano in a Hollywood movie, it is uncommon to see one playing a pump organ.


However, the further back you go in motion picture history the more likely you are to see a pump organ in a movie.  The last one that I know of is the 1943 MGM film “Meet Me in St. Louis,” staring Judy Garland.

Meet Me in St. Louis
 
One scene in the picture takes place in a large music emporium (early music store) where several pump organs can be seen throughout the store.  An actor is playing a pump organ and singing a popular song for one of the customers.


Below is the onetime Hollywood movie star Myrna Loy sitting at a pump organ for a 1936 MGM publicity photograph.

Myrna Loy

 

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