- Number of Discs: 4
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 9 hours, 7 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: May 27, 2011
- Originally Released: 1926
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Description by OLDIES.com:
Recovered and restored: fascinating early-sound shorts from a bygone entertainment era. Venerable vaudevillians. Musical marvels. Crazy comics. Formidable character actors. These and other great performers and ensembles from the Warner Bros. vault comprise a dazzling collection of 60 theatrical shorts (1926-1930) that reach across the footlights -- and decades -- to delight new generations. Vitaphone Varieties is an endlessly entertaining blast from the past.
Featuring a roster of some of the finest vaudevillians, comedians, bandleaders, and music performers -- appearances by Jay C. Flippen, Henry B. Walthall, Montagu Love, Florence Brady, and many more.
This box set contains sixty theatrical short subjects - a combination of musicals, vaudeville sketches, comic blackouts and other genres - produced at the dawn of talkies, between 1926 and 1930. Contents include: Fred Ardath in THESE DRY DAYS, FRANK WHITMAN: THAT SURPRISING FIDDLER, Henry B. Walthall in RETRIBUTION, EARL BURNETT AND HIS BILTMORE HOTEL ORCHESTRA, and much more.