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On the Vitaphone, Program Two (1928-1930)

Vitaphone short
March 20, 2011 - 2:00 pm
Robert Gitt, UCLA Film & Television Archive.

Today’s program augments the selection of the Vitaphone short subjects premiering on the evening of March 12, 2011. Please refer to the notes for that program for a history and description of Vitaphone Films, and of UCLA Film & Television Archive’s work with this important and delightful moving image legacy.

The Vitaphone shorts in this program have been restored by Warner Bros., in collaboration with UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation, and The Vitaphone Project, with funding provided by Warner Bros. and Dudley Heer. Additional financial support provided by Emily Thompson and Scott Margolin. TRT: approx. 102 min.

THE KJERULF’S MAYFAIR QUINTETTE in “A Musical Melange” (Vitaphone #2650 1928)

35mm, b/w, 6 min. 

ANN CODEE and FRANK ORTH in “A Bird in the Hand” (Vitaphone #757 1929)

35mm, b/w, 10 min. 

“TRIFLES” (Vitaphone #3722-3723 1929)

Cast: Jason Robards, Sara Padden, Blanche Friderici.

35mm, b/w, 16 min. 

MARLOWE and JORDAN in “Songs and Impressions” (Vitaphone #2741 1928)

35mm, b/w, 8 min. 

ARTHUR PAT WEST in “Ship Ahoy” (Vitaphone #2919 1928)

35mm, b/w, 8 min. 

DOOLEY & SALES in “Dooley’s the Name” (Vitaphone #824 1929)

35mm, b/w, 8 min. 

BORN & LAWRENCE in “Pigskin Troubles” (Vitaphone #2940 1928)

35mm, b/w, 8 min. 

HARRY FOX AND BEATRICE CURTIS in “The Bee and the Fox” (Vitaphone #829 1929)

35mm, b/w, 8 min. 

“NIAGARA FALLS” (Vitaphone #3778 1930)

Cast: Bryant Washburn, Helen Jerome Eddy.

35mm, b/w, 11 min. 

“SHE WHO GETS SLAPPED” with Tom Dugan and Barbara Leonard (Vitaphone #3900 1930)

Cast: Tommy Dugan, William Irving, Dorothy Christie.

35mm, b/w, 8 min. 

“WHAT A LIFE” (Vitaphone #3849 1930)

Cast: Virginia Sale, Sid Silvers, William Irving.

35mm, b/w, 11 min.

Laboratory Services by Technicolor, The Stanford Theatre Film Laboratory, The Library of Congress Film Preservation Laboratory, Warner Bros. Sound Department, DJ Audio. Special thanks to: Robert Corti, Simon Daniel, Ron Hutchinson, Jeff McCarty, Peter Oreckinto, Kyle Petersen, Ned Price; and Patrick Loughney, Gregory Lukow, Mike Mashon, Rob Stone, Ken Weissman, George Willeman, and members of the Library of Congress Moving Image Section and Film Laboratory staffs.