1926 Musicians

Vitaphone Varieties (1926-1930)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Feb. 26, 2017
Vitaphone Varieties (1926-1930)

Vitaphone Varieties (1926-1930)
DVD Video, 3 x DVD9 + DVD5 | 547 minutes | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 23.2 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitle: None
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Shorts

These and other great performers and ensembles from the Warner Bros. vault comprise a dazzling 9+-Hour, 4-Disc Collection of 60 Theatrical Shorts (1926-1930) that reach across the footlights - and decades - to delight new generations. Vitaphone Varieties is an endlessly entertaining blast from the past.

Slums of Berlin (1925) + Children of No Importance (1926)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Feb. 24, 2017
Slums of Berlin (1925) + Children of No Importance (1926)

Slums of Berlin (1925) + Children of No Importance (1926)
Two Films by Gerhard Lamprecht
2xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 4:3 | Cover+Booklet | 01:53:00 + 01:35:45 | 5,24 Gb + 4,56 Gb
#1 Silent or #2 Score AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | German intertitles with English/French subtitles
Genre: Drama, Classics

The empathetic, hard-hitting tales told in Die Verrufenene (Der fünfte Stand) (a.k.a. The Slums of Berlin) and Die Unehelichen (a.k.a. Children of No Importance) deal with Germany's disenfranchised in a realistic, gritty manner while still adhering to the melodramatic conventions of the day. Although Lamprect enjoyed a long and varied career behind the camera, he was most active as a passionate movie collector and champion of film preservation. The liner notes accompanying this set make it clear that it's hard to apply the auteur theory to someone like Lamprecht, but these particular films demonstrate handily that the director had a keen interest in the medium. As message pictures, they tend towards the preachy and sentimental, and yet there's also a "try something and see if it works" mentality at play here that makes them of great interest to silent fans.

Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts (1926-1939)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Feb. 16, 2017
Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts (1926-1939)

Vitaphone Cavalcade Of Musical Comedy Shorts (1926-1939)
DVD Video, 6 x DVD5 | 614 minutes | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 24.1 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitle: None
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Shorts

This set collects a wide variety of Vitaphone shorts, from vaudevillians at the height of their popularity, to big bands, to singers, to dramas and comedies there's something for everyone here. There are a lot of surprising films here, with just about every one offering something special.
Vic Meyers & Vick Myers - The Bands Of Vic Meyers, 1923-1929, & Vick Meyers, 1925-1926 (2000} {Timeless Historical CBC 1-060}

Vic Meyers & Vick Myers - The Bands Of Vic Meyers, 1923-1929, & Vick Meyers, 1925-1926 (2000} {Timeless Historical CBC 1-060}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 164 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 150 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 31 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1923-1929, 2000 Timeless Records | Timeless Historical Series | CBC 1-060 | Mono
Jazz / Classical Big Band

Victor Aloysius Meyers was born in mid -1898 as the 15th of 16 children in Little Falls, Minnesota. Vic's father was County Treasurer for Morris County, Minnesota, a position he held for 30 years. When the family moved West to Oregon in the mid-'teens, Vic started on a musical career. He could play violin, but by the age of 18, he was a drummer in a three piece group that played each summer at Seaside, an ocean resort. At 21, in 1919 he got a two year contract to play with a full size band in the Rose Room in Seattle’s Hotel Butler, located at the corner of 2nd Avenue and James Street. Its construction started around 1900 and when it opened it "immediately became the jewel in the City’s crown. Its lavish Rose Room grill featured magnificent cuisine in an atmosphere of top recording orchestras, cut-glass chandeliers, thick imported carpets and sterling silver."

Gribiche / Mother of Mine (1926)  Video

Posted by ChumPaa at Feb. 6, 2017
Gribiche / Mother of Mine (1926)

Gribiche / Mother of Mine (1926)
A Film by Jacques Feyder
DVDRip | MKV | 1h 52min | 706x524 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps
Lang: Silent-French Intertitles | Subs: English | 1.55 GB
Genre: Drama

A sincere working-class 13-year old in France is adopted by a well-meaning philanthropic millionairess from America – who promises his doting mother that the boy will have the finest education – but things are not so simple.

The Stolen Ranch (1926)  Video

Posted by ChumPaa at Feb. 5, 2017
The Stolen Ranch (1926)

The Stolen Ranch (1926)
A Film by William Wyler
DVDRip | MKV | 56min 2s | 694x458 | AVC @ 2608Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps
Lang: English Intertitles | Subs: None | 1.09 GB
Genre: Drama | Western

Returning home from the Great War, "Breezy" Hart (Fred Humes) and his shell-shocked buddy Frank Wilcox (Ralph McCullough) discover the Wilcox property in the hands of evil Sam Hardy (William Norton Bailey). Frank, who is the rightful heir to the ranch, goes into hiding, while "Breezy" takes a job in the ranch kitchen. Learning of Frank's whereabouts, Hardy plots to have the young heir killed.

French artist Claude Monet (1840-1926)  Graphics

Posted by Detvora at Feb. 17, 2014
French artist Claude Monet (1840-1926)

French artist Claude Monet (1840-1926)
20 JPG | Up to (1600x1200) | 11 Mb

The Scarlet Letter (1926) [Repost]  Video

Posted by leva2009 at June 15, 2012
The Scarlet Letter (1926) [Repost]

The Scarlet Letter (1926) [Repost]
DVD5 | ~97 min | MPEG2 720x480 NTSC 4:3 ~4400 kbps avg | audio: English (Silent movie) | Dolby AC3 2 ch ~256 Kbps | Intertitles: English | Sub: Russian | 3.33 GB
DVDRip | AVI | ~64 min | XviD 544x440 ~1449 kbps avg | audio: English (Silent movie) | MP3 2 ch ~128 Kbps | Intertitles: English | 750 MB
Drama, History

In Puritan Boston, seamstress Hester Prynne is punished for playing on the Sabbath day; but kindly minister Arthur Dimmesdale takes pity on her. The two fall in love, but their relationship cannot be: Hester is already married to Roger Prynne, a physician who has been missing seven years. Dimmesdale has to go away to England; when he returns, he finds Hester pregnant with their child, and the focus of the town's censure. In a humiliating public ceremony, she is forced to don the scarlet letter A - for adultery - and wear it the rest of her life. Dimmesdale is encouraged by the church fathers to demand of Hester the person with whom she sinned.

The Origins of Film (1900-1926) [Repost]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at Oct. 20, 2011
The Origins of Film (1900-1926) [Repost]

The Origins of Film: 1900-1926 (The Library of Congress Video Collection)
3xDVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | Total: 564 mins | 20,98 Gb
Piano music by Philip Carli DD 2.0 with English intertitles
Genre: Classics, Silent

Owning The Origins of Film three disc box set from Image is like having your own private museum of film history. Boasting hours of quality programming from the silent era as compiled and preserved by the Library of Congress Video Collection, this set celebrates some of the art form’s earliest and most significant movies, from the earliest films by both African American and female directors to a treasure trove of animation’s earliest days. Author Kevin Brownlow has called the silent era the richest period of cinema history, and one need look no further than The Origins of Film to confirm the validity of that statement. Before there was Spike Lee, there was Oscar Micheaux. Before there were Jane Campion or even Ida Lupino, there were Alice Guy-Blache and Lois Weber. And before there were Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse, there were Krazy Kat and the Katzenjammer Kids.

Dada Cinema (1921-1926)  Video

Posted by serpmolot at March 26, 2011
Dada Cinema (1921-1926)

Dada Cinema (1921-1926)
DVD5 | Run time: ~75 min | MPEG2 720x576 PAL 4:3 ~7836 kbps avg | 4.25 GB
audio: neutral | Dolby AC3 2 ch ~192 Kbps
Directors: Hans Richter, Viking Eggeling, Man Ray, Ferdinand Leger, Rene Clair, Francis Picabia, Dudley Murphy
Art-house, Animation, Short, Music, Surrealism

Dada was an art movement that sprang up in Zurich Switzerland roughly around 1916. It emerged largely in response to the atrocities and insanity of World War 1, and sought to find and experiment with new forms of expression in an attempt to rejuvenate the creative act. After the end of the war in 1918, Dada spread to Germany (Berlin, Cologne, Hanover), where it was to rebel against the increasingly militaristic and nationalistic policies of the emerging far right as typified by the eventual rise to power of Hitler's Nazi party. Dada was important in an Art historical context in that it paved the way and laid the foundations for surrealism which was to follow. Many of the artists active in dada later becoming influential and active within surrealism. Although Dada groups existed in several forms for longer and shorter periods in other areas such in Paris, Italy, the Netherlands and New York. It's spiritual and historical home has always been in Zurich (Switzerland), with a special mention going to post world war 1 Germany. It is for this reason that this website will largely concentrate on these two areas of the Dada movement.