Mother’s Day In 1934: “A Word That Means The World To Me”

By on May 10, 2015

Here’s a theatrical teaser trailer reminding movie patrons of Mother’s Day, May 13, 1934.


M is for the Many things she gave me,
O means only that she’s growing Old.
T is for the Tears she shed to save me,
H is for her Heart of purest gold.
E is for her Eyes with love light shining,
R means Right and Right she’ll always be.
Put them all together, they spell MOTHER.
A word that means the world to me.

“M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)”
Words by Howard Johnson, music by Theodore Morse © 1915


After singing the song to Mom, maybe you can take her out shopping for that latest designer dress, straight from Paree, France?! Or, maybe a movie, if that’s better for your budget…

Here’s the theatrical trailer for Fashions Of 1934, starring William Powell and Bette Davis:


About Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas has been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide, and a contributor to Launch, Music Connection, Big Takeover and numerous other publications and entertainment websites, blogs and zines, most of them long gone. He's written more than sixty sets of liner notes. He’s also worked for over twenty years at mostly reissue record labels -- prior to that he worked in bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl daze. He lives in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.