Recording of Jack and Mary from 1928

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Recording of Jack and Mary from 1928

Postby marknyc » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:43 pm

If you're like me and have a "Jack Benny" subscription on YouTube, you may have already heard this, but if not, prepare to be fascinated!


It's the audio of a Vitaphone short entitled "Bright Moments" from 1928. Unfortunately the visual portion has been lost.

Whenever I see/hear vaudeville skits that were turned into early sound shorts, it strikes me that radio not only killed vaudeville, but it also revolutionized comedy. The Jell-o show of 1938 has more in common with today's comedy than it did with Vaudeville of the 1920s.
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Re: Recording of Jack and Mary from 1928

Postby Mister Kitzel » Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:09 am

The pacing is so much slower than what would be considered normal ten years later.

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