Whistler & His Jug Band: Foldin’ Bed – 1929/30

Whistler & His Jug Band came up out of Louisville, Kentucky, and became the first recorded jug band, according to

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Flapper Chorus Line with Ted Weems Orchestra – 1930

You know you’ve made the Big Time when you’re leading a band that’s accompanied with a chorus line of perky

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A Few Moments with Eddie Cantor

Stage, radio and film star Eddie Cantor puts on a classic vaudeville routine including a few jokes in between breaking

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In My Merry Oldsmobile – Fleischer Brothers

For an Oldsmobile commercial, the Fleischer Bros. created this extremely bawdy cartoon. No, they don’t make ’em like they used

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A Jazz Etude – Serendipitously Surreal

In this serendipitously surreal short “A Jazz Etude,” tap dance extraordinaire Billy Burt dances up a storm in top hat,

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Bill Powers: Caroline – 1930’s

In this re-discovered clip, the classically trained Bill Powers sings an operatic rendition of the song Caroline. A performer with

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California the Golden – 1930

If you were taking a sea cruise from the Eastern Seaboard to the West Coast via the Panama Canal, this

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Give a Man a Job – 1933

Can you think of a more timely song? Jimmy Durante captures the mood of the nation as perfectly now as

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Newsreel: ‘Frisco in Grip of Strike! – 1934

In this newsreel, presented is a look at the historic 1934 West Coast Longshoremen’s Strike which lasted nearly three months

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World Football Crown – 1937

As the Bears would return to the World Football Crown in 1937, the burgeoning Redskins withstood the challenge with a

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