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“A NIGHT AT THE PALACE”: VITAPHONE’S GREATEST HITS

2:00   6:00

Tuesday, September 27

Vaudeville’s heyday comes alive with the crème de la crème of variety shorts, all filmed at Vitaphone’s Avenue M studios in Brooklyn.  The stellar line-up includes Baby Rose Marie, Joe Cook, Blossom Seeley and Bennie Fields, Trixie Friganza, Georgie Price, Mayer and Evans, Jimmy Conlin and Myrtle Glass, and Al Jolson (in a sound short made a year before The Jazz Singer) – and perhaps the two greatest vaude shorts of all:  Shaw and Lee in “The Beau Brummels” and Burns and Allen in “Lamb Chops.”  Introduced by Vitaphone Project founder Ron Hutchinson.  35mm prints courtesy UCLA Film & Television Archive. Approx. 110 mins.

Program will include: 
AL JOLSON IN “A PLANTATION ACT”
THE HAPPY HOTTENTOTS 
BLOSSOM SEELEY & BENNIE FIELDS
TRIXIE FRIGANZA IN “MY BAG O TRIX”
BURNS & ALLEN IN  “LAMBCHOPS”
GEORGIE PRICE IN “DON'T GET NERVOUS”
JAY C. FLIPPEN IN “THE HAM WHAT AM”
MAYER & EVANS IN “THE COWBOY AND THE GIRL” 
BABY ROSE MARIE, THE CHILD WONDER
CONLIN AND GLASS IN “SHARPS AND FLATS”
SHAW AND LEE, THE BEAU BRUMMELS