Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Joan Davis - Olga From the Volga - 1937

We like Olga from the Volga but Joan Davis' character certainly isn't a Tatar Woman.  First of all, a Tatar family would never give their daughter a Russian name.  They would choose a Tatar name or a name from some other ethnicity other than Russian, as in Spanish or German.   The Tatar people also refer to the Volga river as the "Idel". 

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