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UNSEEN VITAPHONE VARIETIES - PART I and FROM BOWERY TO HOLLYWOOD: VAUDEVILLE’S LEGACY

Thursday, September 29

UNSEEN VITAPHONE VARIETIES - PART I
2:30   6:10
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FROM BOWERY TO HOLLYWOOD: VAUDEVILLE’S LEGACY
4:20   8:00
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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.

UNSEEN VITAPHONE VARIETIES - PART I

ALL NEW RESTORATIONS

The Vitaphone Project presents this late 1920s vaudeville show of mostly long-forgotten acts, in shorts unseen for over 85 years - till now. Tonight’s bill includes Edison and Gregory (“The Two College Nuts”), The Croonaders, The Big Paraders (“Corpulent Comedians”), “Dutch" comics Ulis and Clarke, and legendary comedienne Molly Picon. Introduced by Vitaphone Project founder Ron Hutchinson. 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.

Program will include: 
EDISON AND GREGORY, THE TWO COLLEGE NUTS In “JOE COLLEGE”
THE CROONADERS IN “MELODIOUS MOMENTS”
FRANK HUNTER AND COMPANY IN “MOVING DAY”
THE BIG PARADERS 
DON ALBERTO Y SU ORQUESTA ARGENTINA
MOLLY PICON, THE CELEBRATED CHARACTER COMEDIENNE  

2:30, 6:10

FROM BOWERY TO HOLLYWOOD: VAUDEVILLE’S LEGACY

Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

The evolution of vaudeville comedy — tracing its origins back to circus, honky-tonks and burlesque — and its influence on early talkie comedy is told through this compilation of trailers, newsreels, feature excerpts, and public service announcements culled from the Packard Humanities Collection at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.  Curated by Alejandra Espasande and Kelly Kreft of the Academy Film Archive. Presented by Ms. Espasande.
4:20, 8:00