The dawn of sound

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Subjects: Feature films
Musical films
Comedy films
Formats: Video Recording, Laserdisc
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: Standard format
Published: Culver City, CA : MGM/UA Home Video, c1992
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (412 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 12 in. + 1 guide ([4] p. : ill. ; 29 cm.)
Analytic Titles: Hollywood revue of 1929
Broadway melody
Show of shows
Gold diggers of Broadway
Songwriters' revue
Dogville comedy
Dogway melody
Additional Authors: Davies, Marion, 1897-1961
Edwards, Cliff, 1895-1971
Gilbert, John, 1897-1936
Love, Bessie
Shearer, Norma, 1900-1983
King, Charles, 1889-1944
Haines, William, 1900-1973
Nagel, Conrad, 1897-1970
Crawford, Joan, 1908-1977
Dressler, Marie, 1869-1934
Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966
Laurel, Stan
Hardy, Oliver, 1892-1957
Benny, Jack, 1894-1974
Page, Anita, 1910-2008
Prouty, Jed, 1879-1956
Thomson, Kenneth, 1899-1967
Dillon, Edward, 1880-1933
Doran, Mary, 1907-
Kane, Eddie, vocalist
Barrymore, John, 1882-1942
Lucas, Nick
Fay, Frank, 1897-1961
Carpentier, Georges, 1894-1975
Barthelmess, Richard, 1895-1963
Lightner, Winnie, 1899-1971
Lillie, Beatrice, 1894-1989
Bordoni, Irene
Lewis, Ted, 1892-1971
Waters, Ethel, 1896-1977
White, Alice, 1907-1983
Welford, Nancy, 1904-1991
Tearle, Conway, 1878-1938
Pennington, Ann, 1893-1971
Edwards, Gus, 1879-1945
Dreyer, Dave, b. 1894
Ahlert, Fred E., 1892-1953
Turk, Roy, 1892-1934
Heindorf, Ray, 1908-1980
Brown, Nacio Herb, 1896-1964
Freed, Arthur, 1894-1973
Myers, Zion, 1898-1948
White, Jules, d. 1985
Lee, Sammy, 1890-1968
Goulding, Edmund, 1891-1959
Riesner, Charles, 1887-1962
Houston, Norman
Gleason, James, 1886-1959
Beaumont, Harry, 1888-1966
Warner, Jack L., 1892-1978
Adolfi, John G., 1888-1933
Zanuck, Darryl Francis, 1902-1979
Vitaphone Corp
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
MGM/UA Home Video (Firm)
Notes: ISBN: 0792811984
ISBN: 9780792811985
UPC: 027616255167
Videorecording number: ML102551MGM/UA Home Video
LaserDisc, NTSC, extended play (CLV), CX noise-reduction
In English
Cast: Cast for Hollywood revue of 1929: Marion Davies, Cliff Edwards, John Gilbert, Bessie Love, Norma Shearer, Charles King, William Haines, Conrad Nagel, Joan Crawford, Marie Dressler, Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Jack Benny
Cast: Cast for Broadway melody: Anita Page, Bessie Love, Charles King, Jed Prouty, Kenneth Thomson, Edward Dillon, Mary Doran, Eddie Kane
Cast: Cast for Show of shows: John Barrymore, Nick Lucas, Frank Fay, Georges Carpentier, Richard Barthelmess, Winnie Lightner, Beatrice Lillie, Irene Bordoni, Ted Lewis, Ethel Waters, Alice White
Cast: Cast for The gold diggers of Broadway: Nancy Welford, Conway Tearle, Winnie Lightner, Ann Pennington
Cast: Cast for The songwriter's revue: Gus Edwards, Dave Dreyer, Fred E. Ahlert, Roy Turk, Roy Heindorf, Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed
Cast: Voices for The dogway melody: Zion Myers, Jules White
Credits: Produced for laserdisc by George Feltenstein and Peter Fitzgerald
Originally produced as motion pictures between 1929-1930
Container insert includes historical and technical notes, and list of featured songs and performers, by chapter
Summary: Collection of early sound films: big-cast all-star music revues The Hollywood revue of 1929 and Show of shows, and the musicals Broadway melody, the surviving reel of Gold diggers of Broadway, the musical short Songwriters' revue, and a lampoon film short, Dogway melody
Contents: Side 1, chapter 1-Side 2, chapter 34. Hollywood revue of 1929 / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; dances and ensembles by Sammy Lee ; directed by Charles F. Riesner (130 mins.) --
Contents: Side 3, chapter 1-Side 4, chapter 21. The Broadway melody / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; story by Edmund Goulding ; lyrics by Arthur Freed ; music by Nacio Herb Brown ; dialogue by Norman Houston and James Gleason ; directed by Harry Beaumont (111 mins.) -- Side 4, chapter 22 -side 7, chapter 3. Show of shows / Warner Brothers and Vitaphone production ; produced by J.L. Warner, John Adolphi, Darryl F. Zanuck ; directed by John Adolphi (123 mins.) --
Contents: side 7, chapter 4-6. Excerpt from The gold diggers of Broadway / Warner Bros. (11 min.) -- side 7, chapter 7-14. The songwriters' revue / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; music, Nacio Herb Brown ... [et al.], lyrics, Arthur Freed ... [et al.] ; directed by Sammy Lee (20 min.) -- side 7, chapter 15-24. A Dogville comedy : the dogway melody / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; directed by Zion Myers and Jules White (17 min.)
In memory of Frances S. Stafford
Donation Info: Honoree : Stafford, Frances S
OCLC Number: 29060157
ISBN/ISSN: 0792811984