Collection Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies

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  • Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean

    Copyright: Ed. Gallagher and Al. Shean, Jan. 17, 1922; renewal R49702, 1949. Coupling date: 4/24/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. A comedy patter song, introduced by the vaudeville team of Gallagher and Shean in the musical "Ziegfeld Follies of 1922." With (reverse side): Who tied the can on the old dog's tail? / Edward Meeker.

    • Contributor: Shean, Al - Gallagher, Ed. - Meeker, Edward - Porter, Steve - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • The band festival at Plum Center

    From Edison records catalog: This is one of the cleverest skits of its kind ever produced. It is cleverly written and even more cleverly presented. Miss Jones and Messrs. Harlan and Porter are thoroughly experienced at this sort of work and every intonation of their voices gives just the right touch to the situation. Notice how the band plays the famous "Misere" from Verdi's ...

    • Contributor: Doty, Charles W. - Jones, Ada - Harlan, Byron G. - Porter, Steve
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1918
  • Backyard conversation between Mrs. Reilly and Mrs. Finnegan

    Coupling date: 5/14/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): Cohen on his honeymoon / Monroe Silver.

    • Contributor: Porter, Steve - Jones, Ada
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920
  • A police court scene

    Coupling date: 9/2/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: talking. With (reverse side): Bill's visit to St. Peter / Billy Golden, Billy Heins.

    • Contributor: Porter, Steve
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919