Vitaphone Varieties Volume Three
It's time to once again take your front-row seats to the best variety show of the Jazz Age, as the vaunted and venerable Vitaphone presents a third collection of vintage Vaudeville and more sound shorts! Stars and almost-stars of song, stage and screen from the East Coast to the West Coast can all be seen - and most importantly heard - in this scintillating collection of 16 shorts that present a passport to the vanished entertainments of 1928 and 1929.

Most of these one-reel shorts feature performers that were recruited from the vaudeville circuits. (One performer didn't even bother to change the patter in his act, and discusses how everyone came out to see a vaudeville show.) At the time these were surely just a quick and easy way to fill out the bill, but it's wonderful that these acts have been preserved since it gives modern viewers a chance to see what type of entertainment could be viewed at a vaudeville show. While none of the people appearing here really made it to the big time, and it's not unfair to say that they've all been forgotten (though some do rank a footnote in the cinematic history books) they're all worth watching.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 02:11:23 | 7.64 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Short

The shorts included are:

Mayer and Evans, The Cowboy And The Girl
Kjerulf's Mayfair Quintette in "A Musical Melange"
Gilbert Wells "A Breeze From the South"
The Croonaders in "Melodious Moments"
Carolina Segrera, The Cuban Nightingale, with Don Alberto & His Argentines
The Big Paraders
Edison and Gregory, 'The Two College Nuts,' in "Joe College"
Horace Heidt And His Californians
Bobbie Arnst and Peggy Ellis in "Rhythms in Blue"
Molly Picon "The Celebrated Character Comedienne"
Zelda Santley in "Little Miss Everybody"
Summers and Hunt in "Some Pumpkins"
Herschel Henlere "The Madcap Musician"
Al Trahan in "The Musicale"
Clara Barry and Orval Whitledge in "Jest for a While"
Ben Bernie And His Orchestra

Download Vitaphone Varieties Volume Three: 16 Short Subjects (1928-1929) DVD9: