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The New England Vintage Film Society, Inc., a 501c3 Massachusetts charitable educational corporation, ( published a book about 1920's & 1930's stage and vaudeville actors who later became film actors after silent films became talkies -- actors and performers who made the jump from stage to talking pictures; encompassing several points of view, i.e. the Golden Age of Theatre, the end of the Silent Era/Rise of Talkies, American cultural, political, economic, technological issues, etc.

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If you are writing a book or an essay on Broadway and vaudeville performers who migrated to the talkies and made it in Hollywood's Golden Age...take a look-see at Playbills To Photoplays: Stage Performers Who Pioneered the Talkies to find out more.  Endorsed by Joan Benny and Morgan Loew.

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Playbills to Photoplays: Stage Performers who Pioneered the Talkies is a tribute to a host of legendary classic film stars who journeyed from stage to screen, including: 


Al Jolson

Basil Rathbone

Billie Burke

Burt Lancaster

Buster Keaton

Cary Grant

Charles Wagenheim

Charley Grapewin

Charlie Chaplin

Clark Cable

Clifton Webb

Conrad Veidt

Ed Wynn

Eddie Cantor

Edward G. Robinson

Edward Quillan

Ethel Merman

Frankie Thomas

Fred Astaire

George Arliss

George Burns and Gracie Allen

Greta Garbo

Harold Lloyd

Harpo, Groucho, Gummo and Zeppo Marx

Humphrey Bogart

James Cagney

Jean Arthur

John Gilbert

Jon Huston

Katharine Hepburn

Lee Tracy

Lucille Ball

Mae West

Marie Dressler

Myrna Loy

Norma Shearer

Paul Mini

Ralph, Frank and Carlos Morgan

Red Skelton

Ruby Keeler

Ruth Gordon

Spencer Tracy

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy

W.C. Fields

Walter Huston

Warren William



Playbills To Photoplays contributor Howard Oboler will be promoting the book on September 15, 2011 when he lectures on the subject of "movie musicals" at the Southampton Library on Long Island.



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