Ruby and Edwards was a duet piano player and male vocalist performing hit songs while the lyrics projected on the screen. They were actually just two guys named Harry, including the piano player Harry Rubenstein. The other one, Harry Cohn, later founded Columbia Pictures. 

Since Walter was a young man in the Bronx with a few nickels in his pocket from his sales job, it is not difficult to imagine him going out to the flicks. One can picture Walter taking notice of the intermission performer, the deboinairre piano player about his own age—the Ruby half of Ruby and Edwards. 

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