Here are 10 things you should know about Mischa Auer, born 117 years ago today. The prolific character actor appeared in nearly 170 pictures in a 40-year career.
Acknowledged the world’s best piano (Wm. Knabe & Co.)
Beautiful piano with a magnificent tone, A (Betsy Ross Spinet).
Beautiful piano with a magnificent name, A (Lester).
Canada’s biggest piano value (Sherlock-Manning). London, Ont.
Choice of the masters (organ), George Kilgen & Son.
Choose your piano as the artists do (Baldwin Piano).
Craftsmen built the Kurtsmann (piano).
Cultivate your musical bump (instruments), C. G. Conn, Inc.
Drum makers to the profession (Ludwig & Ludwig).
Drum standard of the world, The (Ludwig & Ludwig).
For everything musical (Street Music Co.), Kansas City, Mo.
For those friendly notes (White & Wyckoff Mfg. Co.), Holyoke, Mass.
Hammond is the largest-selling organ in the world, The.
If it’s a Steger, it’s the most valuable piano in the world.
Instrument of the immortals, The (piano), Steinway & Sons.
Instruments of quality by one family for 100 years (spinet), Story & Clark.
In tune with a tune (Ladd Ocarina), Hill, N. H.
Keyboard of the nation (Kimball piano).
Little piano with the big tune (Miessner Piano Co.), Milwaukee.
Made by masters, played by artists (Buescher Band Instrument Co.).
Made by the makers of the Hammon organ (Solovax), Piano attachment.
Master’s fingers on your piano, The (Auto-Pneumatic Action Co.).
Most valuable piano in the world, The (Steger & Sons).
Musical fun for everyone (Wurlitzer phonograph).
Name to remember in flutes, The (Armstrong).
No other instrument so richly rewards the efforts of the beginner (Hammond).
Piano of international fame, The (Steinway & Sons).
Popular as music itself (Pianos and player pianos), Winter & Co.
School of achievement, The (Pizzitola Music Studios), Holyoke, Mass.
Serves you right (music distributors), Ashley.
Voice of the cathedrals, The (bells), Liberty Carillon.
We challenge comparison (Vose & Sons Piano Co.), Boston.
We teach, we don’t confuse (Pizzitola Music Studios).
Wholesale music center, The (Targ & Dinner).
With all the grace and beauty of its name (Minute Model Gulbransen Piano).
World’s most respected accordian (Nunziola).
You can bank on a Frank (trumpet), Wm. Frank Co., Chicago.
You can’t fool the microphone (string instruments), Lyon & Healey.
You can’t go wrong with a Feist song (Leo Feist, Inc.).