H.H. Knerr

The MultiMedia Page

Several areas of the  Popular Culture Excavation Site  provide access to mp3 music files, mpeg-1 movie clips, or both.  As these files are quite large, the question arises as to how well (or even whether) your computer will play them.  Those with high-speed connections will have the best experience.  Those using dial-up modems will encounter the usual delay in downloading a large file.

To improve your chances, a Windows Media Player is provided on this page.  You should be able to hear a music file or view a movie clip simply by clicking the little black right-pointing arrowhead in the media player.  If this doesn't work, click the highlighted title of the song or video to open the viewer that is associated with your computer.  If this fails, it's time to consult your browser or computer help files.

H.H. Knerr At Work
Here's a rare, possibly unique, chance to see the master at work.  This is an excerpt from "People on Paper," an episode of "John Nesbitt's Passing Parade," released by MGM on November 17, 1945.  Such films were commonly shown in movie theaters as a "selected short subject" accompanying a feature film.
The release date suggests that this film was shot when Mr. Knerr was about 63 years old.  Notice the window air conditioner; quite a luxury at the time.  Regrettably, there is no sound other than the voice-over.  The clip has been edited to keep it (and your download time) as short as possible.  Still, here he is, the man himself in living breathing motion.    (Many thanks, Mark.)

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