Frank Westphal’s Orchestra: Sing You Sinners – 1930’s

In this soundie from the early 1930’s, Frank Westphal’s Orchestra performs Sing You Sinners live on WENR Chicago. Westphal, a

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Art Is … – 1971

“Art is … ” produced in 1971 by the Associated Councils of the Arts is a documentary that delves into

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Cumberland Ridge Runners: Goofus – 1930’s

In this clip form the 1930s, the Cumberland Ridge Runners perform “Goofus,” a request from a member of the audience of

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Amazing Tap Dancing with Little Buck – 1955

Tap dancer Conrad “Little Buck” Buckner was most know for his appearances on television variety shows in the 1950’s and

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Amalia Aguila: Afro Mood – 1940’s

Exotic burlesque dancer short from the forties, with a faux-Arabian theme. Perhaps something you would have seen in Havana after

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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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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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Tica Ti – Tica Ta – 1942

Tica Ti Tica Ta, produced in 1942, stars “dynamite swing singer” Ginger Harmon and vaudeville dancing team the Mercer Brothers.

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