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Foxy Grandpa and Polly (1902)
Opens on a stage with a stone fence and a painted backdrop of a forest or garden. Husband and wife team of Hart and DeMar as cartoon characters Foxy Grandpa...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Dance--United States; Vaudeville--United States; Foxy Grandpa (Fictitious character)--Drama; Polly (Fictitious character)--Drama; Silent films; Dance; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:30
Popularity (downloads): 1684
 
Dancing boxing match, Montgomery and Stone (1907)
Very short vaudeville turn from the well-known team of Montgomery and Stone. Appears to have been filmed outdoors in front of black paper taped up on a wall as a...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Boxers (Sports)--United States--Drama; Boxing--United States--Drama; Silent films; Slapstick comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:05
Popularity (downloads): 1912
 
Levi & Cohen, the Irish comedians (1903)
Opens on a vaudeville or variety stage with a flat painted curtain of a stone fence and garden. On the right side of the stage sits a sign that reads...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Vaudeville--United States--Drama; Jewish comedians--United States--Drama; Irish--United States--Drama; Theater audiences--United States--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:58
Popularity (downloads): 2074
 
The extra turn (1903)
Camera is positioned as if in the audience of a vaudeville show. A man and two women, all in evening clothes, are seated in a theater box to the left...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Vaudeville--United States--Drama; Theater audiences--United States--Drama; Singers--United States--Drama; Women dancers--United States--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:01:28
Popularity (downloads): 3323
 
The chimney (1902)
Filming of a popular vaudeville gag. Opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a lake and forest. From opposite sides of the stage enter a chimney sweep, covered...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Chimney sweeps--Drama; Millers--Drama; Soot--Drama; Flour--Drama; Affray--Drama; Silent films; Slapstick comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:31
Popularity (downloads): 855
 
Trapeze disrobing act (1901)
Camera is positioned as if in the audience at a vaudeville or burlesque show. Two men with long hair and beards in rough clothing appear to be eating and talking...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Burlesque (Theater)--United States--Drama; Aerialists--United States--Drama; Striptease--United States--Drama; Stripteasers--United States--Drama; Theater audiences--United States--Drama; Rural population--United States--Drama; Silent films; Vaudeville; Rural comedies; Erotica; Shorts;
Duration: 00:02:18
Popularity (downloads): 2146
 
Pity the blind (1904)
Filmed version of a popular vaudeville gag, as if from the audience of a variety theater. A boy, holding a sign under his arm, leads a man onto a stage...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Burlesque (Theater)--United States--Drama; Impersonation--Drama; Blind--United States--Public opinion--Drama; Deception--United States--Drama; Voyeurism--United States--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:51
Popularity (downloads): 857
 
Arabian gun twirler (2009)
A bearded man performs a rifle twirling act on a stage with a painted backdrop of a city street corner. He wears a white turban and a dark two-piece costume...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Firearms; Tricks; Arabs--United States--Games; Amusements--United States; Silent films; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:40
Popularity (downloads): 1224
 
Ella Lola, a la Trilby (1908)
A young, dark-haired woman performs a dance inspired by George du Maurier's character Trilby, in an early modern dance style reminiscent of Isadora Duncan. She dances barefoot without stockings and...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Modern dance--United States; Dancers--United States; Silent films; Dance; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:36
Popularity (downloads): 2414
 
Bicycle trick riding, no. 2 (2009)
Opens with a man riding a bicycle in a backwards circle, on a stage with a painted backdrop of a city street. He dismounts, then remounts the cycle and rides...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Stunt cycling--United States; Bicycles--United States; Silent films; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:34
Popularity (downloads): 2161
 

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