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Madison, Wisc. 1944
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www.SwissFamilyFraunfelder.com is an effort by the descendants of the "Swiss Family Fraunfelder" to consolidate and preserve our interesting family history from the musical stage, screen and radio.
We believe it not only has entertainment value but lessons on family, diversity, culture, and immigration that should be held for future generations. More corrections and additions are welcome.
This is a work in progress. Contact Larry Ganders a grandson of Papa and Mama Fraunfelder, and son of Betty Fraunfelder Ganders, to make contributions, corrections, or inquiries regarding SwissFamilyFraunfelder.Com.
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Lisa (Ganders) Yoshida, a
daughter of Betty Fraunfelder Ganders, and Mia Yoshida, daughter
of Lisa, provided the Rondo cartoon poster.
Research on Grandma' Fraunfelder's traditional Swiss lullaby was greatly assisted by Tanja Seiler , who works for the consulate general of Switzerland in San Francisco, Calif.
Dr. Robert L. Campbell, a Clemson psychology professor, has been most helpful regarding the Fraunfelder's recordings on "Rondo Records" in the Chicago area. As a hobby, Campbell researches Rondo Records.
Motion picture information found on Internet Movie Data Base (IMDb) and the American Film Institute Catalog.
Information on the role of the Fraunfelders in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," was gleaned from the recollections of Disney Sound Man, Jim McDonald (1906-1991). See also: http://1937fan.blogspot.com/2012/06/jim-macdonald.html
United Press report on the Fraunfelder-Disney lawsuit was published in many newspapers across the United States including in the Oct. 15, 1938, Niagara Falls Gazette, New York. Another trial story from the Deseret News was run as a wire story on Sept. 6, 1939.;
Three Fraunfelder recordings are listed among about 30 records under "Selected Discography" in James P. Leary's book, "Yodeling in Dairyland." The book was published in 1991 by the Wisconsin Folk Museum.
Accordian information provided by Michael Arralde, Diamond Accordians; Kent, Wash.
One Fraunfelder tune, "The Herd Song" was included in a compact disc recording of Swiss music titled "Swissconsin." It was compiled by the University of Wisconsin, Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Culture.
Rheiny & Papa
Chautauqua Circuit information provided through
the Library of Congress and the University of Iowa Libraries.
Huntington Daily News story on lawsuits appeared in Hollywood Roundup column on Jan. 16, 1940.
Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel articles, ads and other newspaper clips provided by Google News provided important information.
Fraunfelder feature in the Milwaukee Journal was published June 12, 1941.
Elkhorn, Wisconsin, recollections from the 1940s are
published in "Small Town Boy," by Donald E. Van Scotter.
Trafford Publishing, 2006.
Alpine Records made a number of announcements in Billboard Magazine, such as on March 24, 1951.
Printed program for the Fraunfelder Concert, Germania Hall, San Diego, Calif., Dec. 8, 1939 provided information.
Keating recording studio information provided by HistoryLink.Org. Keating recordings transferred from 78 rpm acetate to digital by Chinook Wind Recording, University Place, WA.
Rocky Mountain brand milk information produced by articles in the Ogden Standard-Examiner, particularly March 10, 1954, page 11A, Ogden, Utah. Other information provided from a number of sources including www.gossner.com
Music links on this site can be played on Windows, Macs, or Ipads using the free Apple Quicktime plug-in at: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
Fraunfelder Home, 1945-46
The late Rheiny Fraunfelder played a huge role during
the 1970s in preserving Fraunfelder music by
transferring many songs from steel and acetate master
records to a wax master. Others were transferred from
plastic or vinyl records such as the red 45 rpm at left.
As the Fraunfelder tune on the red record suggests, we'd like to keep
"Forever and Ever."|
Rudee Rolla recording was transferred from Rheiny's wax 33 1/3 rpm master in about 1975 to tape and was digitally remastered at an Olympia, WA recording studio called The Recording Lair in the 1990s. Some other recordings were improved at that time. The Recording Lair, owned by Daryl Sarnat, is now reportedly re-located to Corpus Christi, TX.
Other recordings such as Garibaldi and Rocky Mountain Milk were transferred to digital in 2012 from acetate masters and old records by Kerry Webster, Chinook Wind Recording, University Place, WA.
Other links to recordings at www.swissfamilyfraunfelder.com pages may contain more sound imperfections as they were transferred directly from record to digital.
Schlitz Family Fraunfelder Christmas Poster was restored by Boston Harbor Photography of Olympia, WA.
For more information on our family, see also www.ganders.net
-- Larry Ganders
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