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ARCHIVE TREASURES: VITAPHONE VARIETIES

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ARCHIVE TREASURES: VITAPHONE VARIETIES

Saturday August 21st at 7:30PM

THE GOTHAM RHYTHM BOYS (1929) Directed by Murray Roth
A musical act featuring "The Gotham Rhythm Boys": Eddie Lewis (steel guitar), Tom Miller (Spanish guitar) and Lou Monte (tenor guitar). 35mm, 9 min.

VAL & ERNIE STANTON IN "ENGLISH AS SHE IS NOT SPOKEN" (1928)
Val and Ernie Stanton poke fun at the "platitudinous ponderosity" and "flatulent garrulity" of the "refined" English speaker in song and dialogue. 35mm, 7 min.

HENRY B. WALTHALL "RETRIBUTION" (1927)
A crooked banker confronts a crooked politician in this "dramatic playlet," featuring The Birth of a Nation star, Henry B. Walthall. 35mm, 11 min.

JIMMY CONLIN & MYRTLE GLASS "SHARPS AND FLATS" (1928)
Famed character actor Jimmy Conlin (Sullivan's Travels, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek) performs comedy bits and songs with Myrtle Glass, his, then, wife and vaudeville partner. 35mm, 9 min.

CARLENA DIAMOND "HARPIST SUPREME" (1929) Directed by Murray Roth
Harpist Carlena Diamond performs "Mighty Lak' A Rose" and other selections. 35mm, 6 min.

HARRY FOX AND HIS SIX AMERICAN BEAUTIES (1929) Directed by Murray Roth
Harry Fox, often credited as the inventor of the Foxtrot, sings and dances with an unusual group of "chorus girls," and delivers a breezy monologue. 35mm, 12 min.

FRANK WHITMAN "THAT SURPRISING FIDDLER" (1929) Directed by Brian Foy
Fiddler Frank Whitman plays the violin with various unexpected objects including a bottle, a card and a bow the size of a matchstick. 35mm, 7 min.

"OKLAHOMA" BOB ALBRIGHT AND HIS RODEO DO FLAPPERS (1929) Directed by Murray Roth
"Oklahoma" Bob Albright sings, plays the ukulele and tells tall tales, accompanied by his "Rodeo Do Flappers." 35mm, 8 min.

BORN & LAWRENCE "THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN" (1928) Directed by Murray Roth
The comedy stylings of Jack Born and Elmer Lawrence. 35mm, 7 min.

POOR AUBREY (1929)
Franklin Pangborn plays the character Aubrey Piper in this one-act comedy by George Kelly. Originally written in 1919 and widely performed in vaudeville houses, Poor Aubrey was later the basis for Kelly's famous 1924 play, The Show-Off. 35mm, 15 min.

AL LYONS AND HIS "FOUR HORSEMEN" (1928) Directed by Murray Roth
A novelty act, headed by accordionist Al Lyons, performs "Some of These Days," "Oh, Marie!" and "Casta-Lyons Blues" and more in this musical mélange. 35mm, 9 min.

IN PERSON: Robert Gitt, Preservation Officer, UCLA Film & Television Archive.

B/W. TRT: Approx. 120 min.



 

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Classic Hollywood