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SHOW GIRL and UNSEEN VITAPHONE VARIETIES – PART II

Tuesday, October 25

SHOW GIRL
4:40   7:50
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UNSEEN VITAPHONE VARIETIES – PART II
2:50   6:00
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DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

SHOW GIRL

NYC RESTORATION PREMIERE!

(1928, Alfred Santell) “Breathes there a girl with soul so dead/Who’d pick a sap like you to wed?” Alice White’s Dixie Dugan is skilled at mottoes, and at turning a real kidnapping into a fake one as a publicity stunt. Does she end up on Broadway? Two guesses.  Long thought lost, a single print was discovered in an Italian archive in 2015. Introduced by Vitaphone Project founder Ron Hutchinson. DCP restoration, complete with original Vitaphone soundtrack. Approx. 60 mins.
4:40, 7:50

UNSEEN VITAPHONE VARIETIES – PART II

ALL NEW RESTORATIONS

Another great program of long-unseen vaudeville shorts presented by The Vitaphone Project, with now-forgotten acts including musical comedian Al Trahan, Bobbe Arnst (then Mrs. Johnny Weissmuller), over-the-top comic Dick Henderson, “bizarre musician” Herschel Henlere, impressionist Zelda Santley, cross-talkers Summers and Hunt, thespian Harrison Ford (no, not that one), and more. Introduced by Vitaphone Project founder Ron Hutchinson. New 35mm prints courtesy UCLA Film & Television Archive.  Special thanks to Ned Price of Warner Bros. and to Frank Buxton and Dudley Heer for funding the 35mm prints especially for our program. Approx. 70 mins.

Program will include: 
AL TRAHAN IN “THE MUSICALE”
BOBBE ARNST AND PEGGY ELLIS IN “RHYTHMS I BLUE”
DICK HENDERSON IN “AT THE CHURCH FESTIVAL”
HERSCHEL HENLERE, THE MADCAP MUSICIAN  
HARRISON FORD IN “THE FLATTERING WORD”
SUMMERS AND HUNT IN “SOME PUMPKINS”
ZELDA SANTLEY IN “LITTLE MISS EVERYBODY”

2:50, 6:00

Film Forum