Friday, August 20, 2010

Eddie Cantor- Vaudeville Songs (1923)

Early sound film of comedian Eddie Cantor. From the comments:

This is an experimental film using Lee De Forest's Phonofilm process. This short was shown at the Rivoli Theater in New York City in April 1923. The two songs: "The Dumber They Are, the Better I Like 'Em," and "Oh, Gee, Georgie" are probably from the revue Kid Boots. There were patent issues with Phonofilm so the RCA Vitaphone process eclipsed it for the 1927 feature film The Jazz Singer, the rest they say is history!