a school boy writes a letter of good will to a pen pal in China. As a school assignment, his class is to write and tell about America, and what it’s like to live here.
Tommy tells about Chicago, pop culture of the day, and is a lesson against racism, and bigotry. It’s a hopeful letter intended to get to know others from around the world.
How realistic is it? Does it represent an acurate slice of life in America? Tommy can only tell thinggs as he sees it, and from his perspective from his vantage point as a young boy. Learn about a typical day in his life, from waking up in the morning, to the end of his hectic day. What bright remarks might he make? What does he have to say about his relatives, and people at school?
Johnny Mercer and Bing Crosby – Small Fry
Spike Jones – Mairzy Doats
Milton Brown and his Brownies 1936 When I’m Gone Don’t You Grieve
Frances Langford 1945 Sunnyside of the Street