The music is from the '30s*, but the menus are from the '50s:

* For those who are interested: The song (with music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Mort Dixon and Billy Rose), now considered a pop standard, was first introduced on the Broadway stage in May 1931 by Fanny Brice in Billy Rose's Crazy Quilt and recorded that same year by several artists, the most popular being The Boswell Sisters, with an opening by Tommy Dorsey (often erroneously referred to as the original), Bing Crosby, and probably the real original (recorded weeks before its Broadway debut in Billy Rose's Crazy Quilt), Fred Waring's Orchestra (The Pensylvanians). You are hearing an obscure version also from 1931 with an unknown vocalist and chorus (the arrangement and tempo are quite similar to the popular Crosby version except for the use of a chorus). It's from a "Hit of the Week" record by the Don Voorhees' Orchestra. These were one-sided laminated cardboard discs produced by the Durium Products Company, issued weekly and distributed through newsstands rather than conventional record dealers.  The price in 1931: 15 cents!

Over the following decades, the song was re-recorded by many, many artists, the most notable being The Benny Goodman Orchestra (1941), Perry Como (1951), Nat "King" Cole and the Mills Brothers (both in1958) and Barbra Streisand (the 1975 soundtrack of Funny Lady, the acclaimed movie sequel to Funny Girl, in both of which she portrayed Fanny Brice).

(See for more information about the song or for a history of F.W. Woolworth Company.)



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