“GET INTO OUR SHORTS” & FOLLOW THRU
Monday March 14
“GET INTO OUR SHORTS”: FLAPPERS ON THE VITAPHONE
“GET INTO OUR SHORTS”:
FLAPPERS ON THE VITAPHONE
Co-presented by The Vitaphone Project
Introduced by the Vitaphone Project’s Ron Hutchinson.
It Girls and flappers galore in this collection of one and two-reel vaudeville and musical shorts, including Ben Bernie and His Orchestra (1930), with singer/comedienne Frances McCoy; all-girl band Harry Wayman’s Debutantes (1927); singer Adele Roland (1928); Kraft & Lamont (a flapper and sissy cowboy, 1929); Love Detectives (1934), Pre-Code Columbia Musical Novelty starring Betty Grable; and recently rediscovered and restored Me and the Boys (1928), with singer Estelle Brody and members of the Ben Pollack Orchestra, including Jack Teagarden; tightwads Edgar Kennedy and Stu Erwin date up two frisky flappers in silent Hal Roach comedy A Pair of Tights (1928), with live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner; and more! Approx. 100 mins.
(1930, Laurence Schwab & Lloyd Corrigan) As horns belch flames, fog-horned imp Zelma O’Neal zings “I Wanna Be Bad,” then teams with Jack Haley to re-create their Broadway show-stopper “Button Up Your Overcoat,” in thoroughly lovable all-singing-dancing-golfing hit, with Nancy Carroll’s red hair and green eyes sparkling in this restoration of the two-strip Technicolor original. 35mm print, preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive. Approx. 92 mins.