Project Description

VAUDEVILLE TO CINEMA

This short documentary provides an introduction to the influence and connection between stage theatre entertainment and early cinema. It provides an insight into some of the famous comedians and performers, such as The Marx Brothers or Stanley Laurel (of Laurel and Hardy) who transitioned from stage entertainment, such as vaudeville and music hall to early cinema.

Stills from the documentary

National Standard Theatre vaudeville

The Shoreditch Theatre (UK)

Fred karno

Fred Karno

Laurel and Hardy in The Lucky Dog

Laurel and Hardy in The Lucky Dog

Laurel and Hardy

Laurel and Hardy

A cowgirl chorus at the Columbia Theater

A cowgirl chorus at the Columbia Theater

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