The Patsy (1928)

The Patsy is a 1928 silent film directed by King Vidor and stars Marion Davies and Marie Dressler. It tells the story of an awkward teenager who hopelessly in love with her elder sister’s boyfriend and tries to make him notice her. In this clip, Davies...

St. Louis Blues- Bessie Smith (1929)

St. Louis Blues is a two reel short film and stars female blues singer Bessie Smith. This sound clip features Smith in an African-American speakeasy of the prohibition era singing the W. C. Handy standard, “St. Louis Blues”. Bessie Smith was one of the...

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