Dr. Harry Hootnick's daughter Shirley sings songs and opens presents for the camera on her birthday, July 4, either 1951 or 1952. Shot on an Auricon camera, this is a rare example of a home movie with optical sound.
Begins with a young girl, Shirley, holding a small American flag while standing in front of a colorful backdrop. This section of the film has sound. She talks about her birthday cake and then recites the Pledge of Allegiance and then sings a series of songs: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, The Loveliest Night of the Year, It's a Lovely Day Today.
After this the film is silent footage of Shirley opening presents while another girls sits next to her.