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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
 
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
 
The tramp's unexpected skate (1901)
On a stage with a painted backdrop of a terrace overlooking a park, a man identified as a tramp by his ragged costume and beard lies asleep against a potted...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Tramps--United States--Drama; Practical jokes--Drama; Roller-skating--United States--Drama; Boys--United States--Conduct of life--Drama; Silent films; Slapstick comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:47
Popularity (downloads): 2517
 
Happy (1903)
Opens on a stage set of a house exterior, complete with a door, window, and ivy on the walls. In front of the house, an organ-grinder plays as Happy Hooligan...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Happy Hooligan (Fictitious character)--Drama; Tramps--United States--Drama; Organ grinders--United States--Drama; Police--United States--Drama; Housewives--United States--Drama; Silent films; Slapstick comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:46
Popularity (downloads): 1579
 
Toto Brothers (1918)
Opening title identifies this as a "balancing and iron jaw novelty act." Cuts to a long shot of a stage with a carpet and dark curtains as a backdrop, in...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Clowning--United States; Clowns--United States; Tricks; Tumbling--United States; Strong men--United States; Jaws--Abnormalities--United States; Silent films; Vaudeville; Slapstick comedies; Shorts;
Duration: 00:05:23
Popularity (downloads): 1404
 
The serenaders (1902)
Opens on a stage set of a two-story brick building. Two street serenaders in rather shabby clothes stand outside the building, one playing a trombone and the other what appears...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Courtship--United States--Drama; Street music and musicians--United States--Drama; Trombonists--United States--Drama; Clarinetists--United States--Drama; Women--United States--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:26
Popularity (downloads): 957
 
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
 
Subub surprises the burglar (1903)
Opens on a bedroom set, with a man in a white nightshirt asleep on a Murphy bed. The bedroom window is raised from the outside, and a man dressed in...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Burglary protection--United States--Drama; Burglars--United States--Drama; Homeowners--United States--Drama; Dwellings--Security measures--United States--Drama; Beds--United States--Drama; Ordnance--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Vaudeville; Shorts; Trick films;
Duration: 00:01:04
Popularity (downloads): 783
 
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
 
Chimmie Hicks at the races (1902)
Filming of a character sketch by the well-known vaudevillian Charles E. Grapewin. On a bare stage backed by a dark curtain, a man dressed in a three-piece suit and overcoat...

Genre: Historical
Keywords: Horse racing--Betting--United States--Drama; Horseplayers--United States--Drama; Gamblers--United States--Drama; Gambling--United States--Drama; Silent films; Comedies; Gambling films and programs; Vaudeville; Shorts;
Duration: 00:00:47
Popularity (downloads): 620
 

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