A narrator provides very brief info on the beginnings and history of Vaudeville while Vaudeville acts are staged by impersonators and contemporary performers.



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Cast overview:
Eddie Garr ...
Vaudeville Comedian
The Whirling Camerons ...
Vaudeville Acrobatic Troupe
The Duffins ...
Vaudeville Mimes
Rio Brothers ...
Vaudeville Singers / Dancers


A narrator provides very brief info on the beginnings and history of Vaudeville, starting with the first off Broadway "straight variety" show in 1881 from which a musical number is recreated. Next, the growth in popularity of Vaudeville is displayed with several classic acts from Vaudeville's early decades being recreated by impersonators. Then, several contemporary (30's-40's) Vaudeville acts perform. And finally, a large contemporary musical stage production with a tropical island theme is performed. Written by TimeNTide

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Short | Comedy | Music | Musical



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19 December 1942 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Vitaphone production reel #1077A. See more »


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Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Performed by Eddie Garr
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Considering What Movies Did To Vaudeville
24 April 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Warner Brothers did a short subject saluting the good old days of live vaudeville with Vaudeville Days. Considering that it was the coming of sound film that finally did in vaudeville, I think it was the least they could do. The short provided some vaudeville acts who were no doubt looking for work with a pay day.

The first half had imitations of some of the vaudeville stars in the past like Vesta Victoria, Pat Rooney, Sr., Eva Tanguay, and Andrew Mack. I actually have an old gramophone recording of Eva Tanguay singing her signature song I Don't Care. I'm wondering how close the Duffins were in channeling all of those acts, especially Tanguay. Note they didn't pick people who were still alive and entertaining.

The variety acts then presented were nice, nothing too special. It is sad that a lot of these people either never recorded or lived long enough to have their acts captured on sound film.

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