Tag Archives: Vitaphone

Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

  This week’s mystery movie was the 1929 Warner Bros. picture “The Show of Shows,” directed by John G. Adolfi, photographed by Barney McGill, dance ensembles by Jack Haskell and Larry Ceballos. Vitaphone Orchestra conducted by Louis Silvers. “The Show … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1934 Vitaphone short “Art Trouble,” with Harry Gribbon, Shemp Howard, Beatric Blinn and Leni Sengel. Writted by Jack Henley and Dolph Singer, photographed by E.B. DuPar, directed by Ralph Staub. According to the trades, … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Shaw and Lee, ‘Nut’ Comedians

A still of Shaw and Lee from “The Beau Brummels” is featured in the promotional material for a special program honoring the 90th Anniversary of Vitaphone at TCM’s Classic Film Festival. Note: This is an encore post from 2016. Long … Continue reading

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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: That Girl In The Satin Dress! She Kills Me!

  A poster for “Rufus Jones for President.”   Note: Eve has discontinued her YouTube Theater, but has consented to have me post the entries she has already written. Ever see Rufus Jones for President? Calling it “quite a pip” … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Shaw and Lee, ‘Nut’ Comedians

A still of Shaw and Lee from “The Beau Brummels” is featured in the promotional material for a special program honoring the 90th Anniversary of Vitaphone at TCM’s Classic Film Festival. Long before the term “deadpan” described the work of … Continue reading

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Manhattan Mystery: ‘Makers of Melody’

Ruth Tester and the mysterious Allan Gould sing “Manhattan” in “Makers of Melody.”   The mysterious Allan Gould with Inez Courtney in “The Girl Friend.” We have the illustrious Eve Golden to thank for this mystery. The other day, Eve … Continue reading

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