Fans of her work will want to see her earliest available leading role and admire her ability to rise above trite material. Failure to wash the dishes shall be punished with… death! An the Gobble-uns ll git you Ef you Dont Watch Out! Wunst they wuz a little boy wouldn't say his prayers,-- An' when he went to bed at night, away up-stairs, His Mammy heerd him holler, an' his Daddy heerd him bawl, An' when they turn't the kivvers down, he wuzn't there at all! To all the little children: — The happy ones; and sad ones; The sober and the silent ones; the boisterous and glad ones; The good ones — Yes, the good ones, too; and all the lovely bad ones. Smith did not learn she was the inspiration for the character until the 1910s when she visited with Riley. Anyway, we are then shown Annie Colleen Moore , an orphan who delights the other children at the institution with her tales of goblins I refuse to spell it gobble-uns and other horrors. Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley. I could only remember bits of it, but today I remembered the first 2 lines and was able to find this site. As you can imagine, things do not go well for Annie at her new home and the orphanage seems to have washed its hands of her.
Wunst they wuz a little boy wouldn't say his prayers,-- An' when he went to bed at night, away up-stairs, His Mammy heerd him holler, an' his Daddy heerd him bawl, An' when they turn't the kivvers down, he wuzn't there at all! O ne of the earliest surviving Colleen Moore films, this cliched tale of an abused waif and her happy benefactors is based on a poem by James Whitcomb Riley. Indiana honored Riley after his death in 1916 by burying him in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Having been a fraidy cat child, I doubt I would have liked Annie very much but the other kids seem to adore her tales of terror. It featured a larger circular pin with a large star on it. An the Gobble-uns ll git you Ef you Dont Watch Out! Selig Polyscope, one of many studios operating at the time, had the rights to adapt Little Orphant Annie and other Riley works. So, chillax my friends and enjoy silent films. Oh, the rest of the show certainly did.
It draws from several surviving prints in various condition and is the most complete version available. When Annie hears the news that he has been killed, she pretends to be gravely ill but wakes up to learn that it has all been a dream. As a result he began to tour the United States giving lectures, starting in the mid-1880s. Come for Colleen, stay for… pretty much nothing else. . The stories each tell of a bad child who is snatched away by goblins as a result of their misbehavior. An little Orphant Annie says, when the blaze is blue, An the lampwick sputters, an the wind goes woo-oo! It was originally published as The Elf Child in the Indianapolis Journal in November, 1885.
The numbers and letters appeared on the edge of the wheel, rather than on the front or back. Unlike 90% of all orphanages in silent film, this one seems to be a pleasant enough place to stay with caring matrons and plenty of nutritious food. An you hear the crickets quit, an the moon is gray, An the lightnin-bugs in dew is allsquenched away, You better mind yer parents, and yer teachers fond and dear, An churish them at loves you, an dry the orphants tear, An hep the pore an needy ones at clusters all about, Er the Gobble-uns ll git you Ef you Dont Watch Out! Evidence points that he regretted his bachelorhood and childlessness. In 1912 the National Institute of Arts and Letters gave him the gold medal of poetry, the first poet so honored. An' they seeked him in the rafter-room, an' cubby-hole, an' press, An' seeked him up the chimbly-flue, an' ever'-wheres, I guess; But all they ever found wuz thist his pants an' roundabout:-- An' the Gobble-uns 'll git you Ef you Don't Watch Out! Wunst they wuz a little boy wouldn't say his prayers, — An' when he went to bed at night, away up-stairs, His Mammy heerd him holler, an' his Daddy heerd him bawl, An' when they turn't the kivvers down, he wuzn't there at all! By the way, Tom Santschi was a longtime Selig performer who specialized in westerns. I read them to my kids and now grandkids.
Who wrote in the distinctive dialect of his region. An' thist as she kicked her heels, an' turn't to run an' hide, They wuz two great big Black Things a-standin' by her side, An' they snatched her through the ceilin' 'fore she knowed what she's about! The poem contains four stanzas; the first introduces Annie and the following three are stories she is telling to young children. She was one of the very best teachers and role models I had the good luck to know- a saint. An' they seeked him in the rafter-room, an' cubby-hole, an' press, An' seeked him up the chimbly-flue, an' ever'-wheres, I guess; But all they ever found wuz thist his pants an' roundabout:-- An' the Gobble-uns 'll git you Ef you Don't Watch Out! Surrounded by a group of children, poet James Whitcomb Riley narrates the story of Little Orphant Annie, who loses her mother at an early age and is sent to an orphanage. I can see why this ending would not go over well during the First World War, where real people were dying and real survivors were being forced to cope with the loss.
Riley and his wife, Elizabeth Marine Riley, in a small cabin. The book rapidly sold all of the first printing, causing Indianapolis book publisher Merrill, Meigs and Company to quickly contract with Riley to publish the second edition of The Old Swimmin' Hole and 'Leven More Poems. Her parents die when she is very young and she is sent to an orphanage where she regales the kids with stories about goblins who will get them if they don't watch out. She rose above the terrible material. An one time a little girl ud allus laugh an grin, An make fun of ever one, an all her blood-an-kin; An onct when they was company, an ole folks was there, She mocked em an shocked em, an said she did nt care! This was the common ground for everybody, despite class; there is a nostalgic delight in remembering the past. Smith lived near the Riley's home, and they learned of her plight through a family member.
He thought that he was recording a vanishing culture and way of speech. Riley and his wife, Elizabeth Marine Riley, in a small cabin. Literally, this is what she does. Reprinted in book form in The Boss Girl, 1885. I just have trouble being overloaded with twee.
Orphan Annie was a fifteen minute juvenile serial show based on the comic strip by Harold Gray. Children invariably love to learn this poem. An' the Gobble-uns 'll git you Ef you Don't Watch Out! Although Riley's poetry has fallen out of popularity, a few of his poems, such as Little Orphant Annie and Lockerbie Street, continue to be taught in schools in Indiana. In 1916 a group of prominent citizens from Indianapolis organized the Riley Memorial Association now the Riley Children's Foundation to build a children's hospital in memory of the Hoosier Poet. Griffith heroines, as well as the obnoxious mugging that Constance Talmadge indulged in.
It depends on how much you like Colleen Moore. It seems that the orphanage called him to tell him to pick up his niece but he utterly refuses to take her and seems to be a rather horrible person to boot. Selig did not survive 1918, its assets were sold off, including redistribution of Little Orphant Annie. He would call this his permanent residence for the last 23 years of his life, although he eventually purchased his childhood home, and allowed his brother, John Riley, to live there. I just love those convenient rich people who sweep in to save the day! I found the book, quite a bit worse for the wear, while cleaning out the garage this summer, and the first thing I did was read this poem to my youngest.