• The Talk of Hollywood

    1929. USA. Mark Sandrich. 70 min.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • The Talk of Hollywood

    1929. USA. Directed by Mark Sandrich. With Nat Carr, Fay Marbe. The first filmed satire of talking pictures, this attack on Vitaphone's disc-sound process was made at the Gramercy Studio on Twenty-fourth Street, showcasing RCA's rival sound-on-film Photophone system. Print courtesy of The Library of Congress, Motion Picture Division. Immediately followed by a selection of early short films:
    The Honorable Will Hays Welcomes Vitaphone in an Address. 1926. 3 min.
    Treasurer's Report. 1928. With Robert Benchley. 10 min.
    Lambchops. 1929. With George Burns, Gracie Allen. 8 min.
    Henry the Ache. 1934. With Bert Lahr. Print courtesy EmGee Film Library. 20 min.
    The Golf Specialist. 1934. Directed by Monte Brice. With W. C. Fields. 20 min. 70 min.