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Liz Tilton and the Four Sportsmen perform “Any Bonds Today” (music and lyric by Irving Berlin, 1941) in World War II propaganda Soundie. A Soundie was a short musical film that played in a kind of motion picture jukebox, found in bars and restaurants.

“Any Bonds Today?” was based on Berlin’s “Any Yams Today”, which was sung by Ginger Rogers in the 1938 film Carefree, which itself had been recycled from Berlin’s “Any Love Today”, written in 1931. Berlin rewrote his lyric at the urging of the government, to encourage people to buy War Bonds. It was most famously performed by Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, and Porgy Pig in an animated short, which included a Bugs Bunny’s now infamous blackface parody of Al Jolson.

  • 1957
  • Performance: Liz Tilton & The Four Sportsmen
  • Performance Type: Movie
related song(s)
Any Bonds Today
related songwriter(s)
Irving Berlin