COMPLETE LIST OF RESTORABLE SHORTS!!

More shorts have been restored! Since our first issue in 1991, a considerable number of Vitaphone shorts have become restorable due to the discovery of discs or, in a few cases, mute nitrate picture elements. For the benefit of our readers (and possible underwriters of restorations), here is a reasonably complete list of shorts which have BOTH disc and picture, and are candidates for restoration:

COMPLETE LIST RESTORABLE VITAPHONE SHORTS (DISC & PICTURE KNOWN)

Updated 2/25/2014
Restorable and restored Vitaphone shorts 1926-1930
Vitaphone #
Title
Year
Where Available on DVD
192 Will Hays Opening Address 1926 Don Juan extra
198 Giovanni Martinelli sings Vesti La Giubba 1926 Don Juan extra
204 Martinelli in "Celeste Aida" 1927 Awaiting Restoration
278 Harold Bauer playing Polonaise in A Flat 1927 Awaiting Restoration
279 Ephraim Zimbalist & Harold Bauer Duet (violin/piano) 1926 Don Juan extra
294 Anna Case in La Fiesta 1926 Awaiting Restoration
302 Roy Smeck in His Pastime 1926 Don Juan extra
308 Marion Talley sings Caro Nome 1926 Don Juan extra
314 Tannhaeusser Overture New York Philharmonic Orchestra 1926 Don Juan extra
339 Behind the Lines 1926 Jazz Singer extra
349 Howard Brotheres Between Acts at the Opera 1926 Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy
359 A Plantation Act 1926 Jazz Singer extra
374 Mischa Elman plays Humoresque 1926 Don Juan extra
376 Mischa Elman plays Gavotte 1926 Awaiting Restoration
379 Schumann-Heink in three selections 1927 Awaiting Restoration
380 Schumann-Heink singing "By The Waters of the Minnetonka" & others 1927 Awaiting Restoration
395 The Pennant Winning Battery of Songland 1926 Jazz Singer extra
414 Beniamino Gigli in "Cavalleria Rusticana" 1927 Awaiting Restoration
415 Marion Talley, DeLuca, Gigli and Jeanne Gordon in quartette from "Rigoletto" 1927 Awaiting Restoration
418 Pauline Alpert, What Price Piano 1927 Awaiting Restoration
420 The Rollickers (close harmony pop group) 1927 Awaiting Restoration
422 Hawaiian Nights (hot native island band) 1927 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
423 Margaret McKee 1927 Awaiting Restoration
425 Rex Schepp Famous banjo player 1927 Awaiting Restoration
428 Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians 1927 vitaphone varieties volume 2
434 Fleeson & Baxter 1927 Awaiting Restoration
435 Fleeson & Baxter 1927 Awaiting Restoration
436 John Barclay, impersonator 1927 Awaiting Restoration
443 Bernardo de Pace : Wizard of the Mandolin 1927 Jazz Singer extra
474 Martinelli in Selections from Carmen 1927 Awaiting Restoration
482 The Revelers (pop singing quartet) 1927 Awaiting Restoration
483 The Revelers (pop singing quartet) 1927 Vitaphone Varieties
488 Giuseppe De Luca singing "Largo al Factotum" 1927 Awaiting Restoration
490 Moscow Art Ensemble in "A Russian Wedding Celebration" 1927 Awaiting Restoration
492 Johnny Marvin 1927 Awaiting Restoration
493 John Charles Thomas in two selections 1927 Awaiting Restoration
503 Utica Jubilee Singers (black gospel group) 1927 Awaiting Restoration
505 Joe E. Brown in 'Twinkle, Twinkle' 1927 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
509 Martinelli in duet from Act IV of "La Juive" 1927 Awaiting Restoration
517 Gigli in selections from "Opera La Gioconda" 1927 Awaiting Restoration
524 Rosa Raisa & Giacomo Rimini duet from "Trovatore" 1927 Awaiting Restoration
537 Billy Jones & Ernie Hare, The Happiness Boys 1927 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
544 The Four Aristocrats (top harmony group) 1927 Awaiting Restoration
548 Blossom Seeley and Benny Fields 1927 Jazz Singer extra
553 Arden & Ohman, Piano Duetists 1927 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
571 The Four Aristocrats (top harmony group) 1927 Awaiting Restoration
703 Frank Whitman, The Surprising Fiddler 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
707 Mexican Tipica Orchestra 1929 Awaiting Restoration
709 Sol Violinsky, the Eccentric Entertainer 1929 Jazz Singer extra
710 Green's Twentieth Century Faydetts 1929 Jazz Singer extra
712 Jim and Betty Morgan, Songs As You Like Them 1929 Awaiting Restoration
715 The Original Hillbillies(incomplete) 1928 Awaiting Restoration
722/723 Willie & Eugene Howard in The Music Makers 1929 only 2nd reel survives
726 Dorothy & Rosette Ryan in Mirth and Melody 1929 Awaiting Restoration
732 Tal Henry and his North Carolinians 1929 Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy
749 Paul Tremaine & His Aristocrats (great band) 1929 Jazz Singer extra
750/751 Willie & Eugene Howard in My People 1929 Awaiting Restoration
753 Sinclair and La Marr in"At the seashore" 1929 Jazz Singer extra
757 Ann Codee & Frank Orth in "A Bird In The Hand" (comedy) 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
760 Raymond Hitchcock, An Evening at Home With Hitchy 1929 Awaiting Restoration
761 Sessue Hayakawa, The Man Who Laughed Last(first reel) 1929 Awaiting Restoration
763 Harry Horlick and his A&P Gypsies 1929 Awaiting Restoration
770 Leo Reisman and his Orchestra in Rhythms 1929 Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy
782 The Outlaw In-Law 1929 Awaiting Restoration
783 "At the Party" 1929 Awaiting Restoration
786 Fred Ardath in "These Dry Days" comedian 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
791 Jack White and his Montrealers 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
793 Carolina Seguera, The Cuban Nightingale 1929 Awaiting Restoration
899/900 Charles Hackett in Faust asst by Charles Baromeo 1929 Awaiting Restoration
803 "Sympathy" w/ Hobart Cavanaugh 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
809 Baby Rose -the Child Wonder 1929 Jazz Singer extra
810 Oklahoma Bob Albright & His RodeoDo Flappers 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
815 Charles C. Peterson - Billiard Champion 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
824 Dooley & Sales in "Dooley"s The Name" (comedy team) 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
826 Mel Klee, The Prince of Wails (comedian) 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
827 Harlem Mania 1929 Vitaphone varieties volume 2
828 Harry Fox & His Six American Beauties (comedian) 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
829 The Bee & The Fox with Harry Fox 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
832 Gotham Rhythm Boys Rhythmic singers 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
833 Ann Butler & Jay Brennan (boy/girl comedy act) 1929 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
834 The Opry House 1929 Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy
835 Billy "Swede" Hall & Co. in "Hilda" (comedian) 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
837 Riva Reyes, The Piquant Senorita (singer) 1929 Awaiting Restoration
840 The Big Paraders 1929 Awaiting Restoration
841 Georgie Price in "Don"t Get Nervous" (top vaudevillian) 1929 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
845 Edison & Gregory in Two College Nuts 1929 Awaiting Restoration
847 Kraft & LaMont in "Rarin" To Go (gay cowboy) 1929 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
849 John T. Murray & Vivien Oakland in "Satires" 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
863 Nan Halperin, America's Favorite Satirist 1929 Awaiting Restoration
864 Carlena Diamond, Harpist Supreme 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
866 Anderson and Graves in "fishing Around" 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
869 Grace Johnston and the Indiana Five 1929 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
870 Red Nichols and his Five Pennies 1929 Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy
874 Coletta Ryan and Duke Yellman Songology 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
875 Dave Apollon & His Russian Stars 1929 Awaiting Restoration
878 The Kiddies Kabaret 1929 Awaiting Restoration
891 Lambchops 1929 Jazz Singer extra
901 Jans & Whelan, Two Good Boys Gone Wrong 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
903 Fred Allen's Prize Playlets 1929 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
904/5 Bert Lahr in 'Faint Heart' 1929 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
911 Marie Vero 1929 Awaiting Restoration
913 Bobbe Arnst & Peggy Ellis 1929 Awaiting Restoration
916 Charles Hackett singing "Il Mio Tesoro Intanto" & "O Paradiso" 1929 Awaiting Restoration
917 Molly Picon 1929 Awaiting Restoration
918 Pack Up Your Troubles, Douglas Stanbury 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
919 Zelda Stanley in Little Miss Everybody 1929 Awaiting Restoration
929 Summers and Hunt in "Some Pumpkins" 1929 Awaiting Restoration
932 Martinelli singing "M’Appari" from "Martha" 1929 Awaiting Restoration
933 Herschel Henlere 1929 Awaiting Restoration
934 The Letter Box 1929 Awaiting Restoration
936 Al Trahan 1929 Awaiting Restoration
941 Clara Barry and Orval Whitledge in "Jest Awhile" 1929 Awaiting Restoration
943 Francis Alda singing "Ave Maria" 1930 Awaiting Restoration
946 Jack McLallen and Sarah in Oh Sarah! 1929 Awaiting Restoration
947 Bergen & Graver in "The Operation" 1929 Vitaphone varieties volume 2
950 Jack Osterman in "Talking It Over" (great monologist) 1929 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
953 Martinelli singing "Celeste Aida" 1929 Awaiting Restoration
954 Lou Holtx in 'Idle Chatter' 1929 Awaiting Restoration
956 Scott Sanders in "Scotch Taffy" 1929 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
965 "Gym Jams" with Lew Mayor (Juggler) 1930 Awaiting Restoration
969 Chester Conklin in The Master Sweeper 1930 Awaiting Restoration
970 Betty & Jerry Brown in "Let's Elope" 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
974 Martinelli in "Prison Scene from ‘Faust’" 1930 Awaiting Restoration
1019 Joe Frisco In "The Song Plugger" (comedy/song/dance) 1930 Vitaphone Varieties
1024 Martinelli in Temple Scene from "Aida" 1930 Awaiting Restoration
1027 Shaw & Lee in 'Going Places' 1930 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
1030 Trixie Friganza in "Strong and Willing" 1930 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
1036 Spencer Tracy in 'The Hard Guy' 1930 Awaiting Restoration
1043 The Yacht Club Boys in "A Private Engagement" 1930 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
1045 "Fashion"s Mirror" musical fashion show 1930 Vitaphone Varieties
1050 "The Wanderer", Douglas Stanbury 1930 Awaiting Restoration
1143 Charles Hackett    1930 Awaiting Restoration
1146 Pat O'Brien in 'Crimes Square' 1931 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
1147 Bergen & McCarthy in 'The Office Scandal' 1931 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
1177 Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy in Donkey Business 1931 Awaiting Restoration
1195 Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy in Hocus Pocus 1931 Awaiting Restoration
1255/6 Helen Morgan in 'The Gigolo Racket' 1931 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
1257/8 Jack Haley in 'Success' 1931 Vitaphone varieties volume 2
2112 Hazel Green and Company 1927 Jazz Singer extra
2136 Gus Arnheim and his Coconut Grove Orchestra 1927 Awaiting Restoration
2138 "Night Court" with William Demarest 1928 Jazz Singer extra
2142 The Monastery Quartet in "In A Monastery Cellar" 1927 Awaiting Restoration
2233 Hobart Bosworth in A Man of Peace 1927 Awaiting Restoration
2234 Mitchell Lewis in "The Death Ship" (playlet) 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2235 Gladys Brockwell in "Hollywood Bound" (playlet) 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2236 Ray Mayer & Edith Evans in "The Cowboy & His Girl" 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2242 Jimmy Clemons in "Dream Café" 1927 Vitaphone Varieties
2147 Sally Fields, America's Greatest Comedy Entertainer 1927 Awaiting Restoration
2247 Hyams and McIntyre in All in Fun 1927 Awaiting Restoration
2254 Pasquale Amato in "A Neopolitan Romance" 1927 Awaiting Restoration
2254 Mitchell Lewis in "The Death Ship" (playlet) 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2261 Harry Wayman & His Debutantes (all girl dance band) 1928 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
2265 Brown & Whitaker in "A Laugh Or Two" (comedy team) 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2273 Harry Conley in "The Book Worm" (comedy skit) 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2278 Montague Love in "Character Studies" 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2279 Irene Rich in The Beast 1927 Awaiting Restoration
2280 The Imperial Russian Cossacks 1927 Awaiting Restoration
2285 Earl Burtnett & His Biltmore Hotel Orchestra 1928 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
2290 Papa's Vacation with William Demarest 1927 Awaiting Restoration
2293 Miller & Morrissey Night Club Revue 1927 Vitaphone Varieties
2293 Billy & Elsa Newell (comedy team) 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2293 Morrissey & Miller Night Club Revue 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2294 Earl Burtnett Orchestra 1929 Awaiting Restoration
2295 Earl Burtnett Orchestra 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2296 Billy & Elsa Newell (comedy team) 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2299 Xavier Cugat and His Gigolos 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2320 Police Quartette 1928 Jazz Singer extra
2338 Abe Lyman Band in "Maestro of Syncopated Symphony" 1928 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
2339 Ray Mayer & Edith Evans (funny singing team) 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2339 Ray Mayer & Edith Evans "When East Meets west" 1928 Jazz Singer extra
2348 Adele Rowland in "Stories In Song" 1928 Jazz Singer extra
2349 The Jazz Mania Quintette 1928 Jazz Singer extra
2379 Charles Hackett in Who is Sylvia? 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2409 Jimmy Lyons (pop singer) 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2418 Henry B. Walthall in "Retribution" playlet 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2419 Jimmy Lyons (pop singer) 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2513 The Klein Brothers in "Jest Moments" (comedy team) 1927 Awaiting Restoration
2543 Bert Swor in "A Colorful Sermon" (blackface act) 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2546 Mme Rosa Raisa offers "Plasir d"Amour" (Joys of Love) 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2554 Daphne Pollard in "Wanted - A Man" (comedienne) 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2560 Banjoland : Eddie Peabody 1928 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
2561 Ed Lowry & His Orchestra 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2573 The Ingenues The Band Beautiful 1928 Jazz Singer extra
2577 Conlin & Glass in "Sharps and Flats" 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2580 Chips Off the Old Block 1928 Jazz Singer extra
2581 J.C. Flippen, The Ham What Am 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2585 Gus Arnheim and his Ambassadors 1928 Jazz Singer extra
2586 Val & Ernie Stanton in "Cut Yourself A Piece Of Cake" 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2587 Val & Ernie Stanton in "English As She Is Not Spoken" 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2594 Dick Rich and His Syncho Symphonists 1927 Vitaphone Varieties
2595 Dick Rich & His Melodious Monarchs (band) 1928 Jazz Singer extra
2596 Joseph E. Howard, America's Popular Composer' 1928 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
2599 Thanksgiving Day comedy playlet 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2607/2608 Robert Ober in "A Regular Business Man" (playlet) 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2627 Larry Ceballos Roof Garden Revue 1928 Jazz Singer extra
2628 Joseph Regan, America's Foremost Irish Tenor 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2650 Kjerulf's Mayfair Quintette in "A Musical Melange" 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2686 Shaw and Lee, The Beau Brummels 1928 Jazz Singer extra
2689 Eddie White in "I Thank You" (comedian/singer) 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2691 Jack Waldron in "A Little Breath of Broadway" 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2693 Larry Ceballos Crystal Cave Revue 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2696 Chaz Chase, The Unique Comedian 1928 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
2699 Florence Brady in "A Cycle of Songs" 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2732 Dora Maughan and Walter Fehl, Song Impressions 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2735 Gil Wells, A Breeze From The South 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2736 The Croonaders in "Melodious Moments" (singers) 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2741 Marlowe and Jordan, Songs and Impressions 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2755 Timblin & Raymond (comedy team) 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2758 Ulis & Clarke (comedy team) 1928 Awaiting Restoration
2759 Val Harris & Ann Howe in "The Wild Westerner" 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2789 Al Lyons & His 4 Horsemen (accordion novelty act) 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2791 My Bag O'Trix 1928 Jazz Singer extra
2819 Roy Fox & His Montmarte Cafe Orchestra 1928 Vitaphone varieties volume 2
2849 Robert Emmett Keane in "Gossip" 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2885 Born & Lawrence in "The Country Gentleman" 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2900 The Rangers in "After The Round-Up" 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2919 Arthur "Pat" West in "Ship Ahoy" 1929 Vitaphone Varieties
2940 Born & Lawrence in "Pigskin Troubles" (comedy team) 1928 Vitaphone Varieties
2968 Guido Diero, World"s Foremost Piano-Accordionist 1928 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
3238 Harrison Ford in The Flattering Word 1929 Awaiting Restoration
3280 Dick Henderson in "At The Church Festival" 1929 Awaiting Restoration
3300 "Head of the Family" with Little Billy 1929 Awaiting Restoration
3334 Blanche Sweet in 'Always Faithful' 1930 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
3335 Gregory Ratoff in 'For Sale' 1930 Vitaphone Varieties volume 2
3339 Gregory Ratoff in 'Echtiger Amerikaner' (German Version) 1930 Awaiting Restoration
3384 Gregory Ratoff in 'Culo Aericain' (French version) 1930 Awaiting Restoration
3674 "Poor Aubrey" with Franklyn Pangborn 1930 Vitaphone Varieties
3679 "Revival Day" with Slim Timblin 1930 Vitaphone Varieties
3722 "Trifles" with Jason Robards, Sr. 1930 Vitaphone Varieties
3778 "Niagara Falls w/ Bryant Washburn/Helen Jerome Eddy 1930 Vitaphone Varieties
3816 Jack Buchanan with the Glee Quartet 1930 Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy
3849 "What A Life" prison musical parody 1930 Vitaphone Varieties
3883 Surprise, with Tom Dugan and Vivien Oakland comedy skit 1930 Vitaphone Varieties
3898 Bubbles 1930 Vitaphone Cavalcade of Musical Comedy
3900 "She Who Gets Slapped" with Tom Dugan 1930 Vitaphone Varieties
4161 Cryin' for the Carolines 1930 Awaiting Restoration
4393 The Happy Hottentots 1930 Jazz Singer extra


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